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Suicide Kings (1997)

A group of youngsters kidnap a respected Mafia figure.

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Jay Della ...
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Marcus (as Nathan Dana)
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Jeckyll
James Peter 'JP' O'Fallon Jr. ...
Kid #1
Nicholas Huttloff ...
Kid #2
Trent Bross ...
Maitre D'
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Storyline

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.


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

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17 April 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jogo Suicida  »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

With the exception of the "Mickey Mantle" speech, Denis Leary improvised all of his dialogue. See more »

Goofs

When Heckle and Jekyll get the phone call telling them that the ransom money is ready, Jekyll's apron disappears and reappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

Ira Reder: Hey-hey, big time, how ya doin?
Max Minot: Good.
Ira Reder: Listen, ahh, there's been a new wrinkle.
Max Minot: What?
Ira Reder: But first you gotta promise me, PROMISE ME, you're not going to tell anybody.
Max Minot: Ira, what are you talking about?
Ira Reder: Look, just promise me first.
Max Minot: Fuck off, Ira.
Ira Reder: Okay, good enough.
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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 »

Connections

References Two-Lane Blacktop (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

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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damn good flick
3 November 2003 | by (Sandwich MA) – See all my reviews

I can't believe I hadn't heard of this movie before last night, although I do live in a fairly cinematically sheltered environment. I was walking through Blockbuster when I see out of the corner of my eye a picture of Chris Walken taped to a chair in front of Dennis Leary and Jay Mohr. I pick up the box, I read the back, I rent the movie. When I got home and watched it, I was, to say the very least, impressed. Left with only one question regarding Dennis Leary's character's heritage (which isn't all that important), I really liked this movie. I wouldn't call it a film for the ages, but I surely would disregard it as decent entertainment either. I would call it a really good movie. Chris Walken is fantastic and the dialouge is great. Come to find out this is Peter O'Fallon's first film, and that he has only done one other film since (he's done a bunch of television), I'm surprized and impressed.


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