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Suicide Kings (1997)

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A group of youngsters kidnap a respected Mafia figure.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Watson ...
Jay Della ...
Bartender (as Jay Fiondella)
Marcus (as Nathan Dana)
James Peter 'JP' O'Fallon Jr. ...
Kid #1
Nicholas Huttloff ...
Kid #2
Trent Bross ...
Maitre D'


Ex-mob boss Christopher Walken is kidnapped by a group of four kids in a haphazard attempt at paying the ransom for another, separate kidnapping. Complexities arise as the group cannot seem to do anything right. Written by Wells Oliver <s0ewoliv@titan.vcu.edu>

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Their plan was perfect... they weren't.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language, and for some nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 April 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jogo Suicida  »

Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$558,081 (USA) (17 April 1998)


$1,692,872 (USA) (10 July 1998)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


During the director's audio commentary, Peter O'Fallon and Wayne Allan Rice recall the creation of the song for the flashback scene in Max's mustang with Elise, which was "? written for the movie, due to budget constraints". They refer to the band as "? a guy named Frankie Blue, and no you can't buy the record because they decided not to do a record deal". The song is actually "Shattered" by Remy Zero, who have been together for 14 years and have released multiple albums. See more »


When the boys are about to get hit by the truck, the view through the window behind them shows the car is moving when it car is supposed to be still. See more »


[after "correcting" a story about him told by Brett]
Charlie Barret: Everything your pal Brett said is true. Except he left out one detail. Those dogs... that was not steak they were eating.
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Crazy Credits

The credits run like scratched up film is going through a projector (similar to the beginning of the film). The movie ends/post credits with this scratched film burning up and melting. See more »


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Grandma's Hands
Written by Bill Withers
Performed by Bill Withers
Courtesy of Columbia Records by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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No "Usual Suspects" but I don't think it was meant to be
4 July 2004 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

First, I like Mafia movies. Second, I like comedy. I find this movie to be more of the latter. And I enjoy it. I found Johnny Galecki to play the most interesting and funniest character in this movie. It's a good movie overall, enjoyable, and yes, I do own it. In my massive collection of 10 DVD's, this is one of them. I'm no film buff, but it has its good parts and it has its bad parts. I won't over-analyze it, but I liked the plot twists... all of them.. didn't like the overuse of profanity... loved the comedy parts. It has some awkward dialog and what sounds like dubbing, but it is entertaining, and I watch it on a regular basis. Give it a shot! I rated it 7 / 10

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