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Suicide Kings (1997)

A group of youngsters kidnap a respected Mafia figure.

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Mark Watson ...
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Jay Della ...
Bartender (as Jay Fiondella)
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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

During the director's audio commentary, Peter O'Fallon and Wayne Allan Rice recall the creation of the son for the flashback scene in Max's mustan with Elise, which was "? written for the movie, due to budet constraints". They refer to the band as "? a uy 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 »

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Reflected in the mirror when the gang are debating how Charlie should go to the bathroom. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Barret: You guys didn't think this through too good, did you?
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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

Cut The Cake
Written by Roger Ball, Alan Gorrie (as Alan E.Gorrie), Malcolm Duncan,
Hamish Stuart, Onnie McIntyre (as Owen Mcintyre), Robbie McIntosh
Performed by Average White Band
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp. by arrangement with Warner Special Products, and Average White Band by arrangement with Bug Music,
Inc.
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Ridiculously unbelievable
25 February 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Perhaps if this movie had been better structured I might for one minute have bought its premise, but as it was I found the whole thing laughable. I couldn't imagine how any of the characters would have come up with their idiotic plan, since it made no sense. And since the characters are poorly introduced and inadequately developed, I didn't understand any of their motivations for going along with it. I've never been a fan of Quentin Tarantino, but this film made me admit that he at least has a sense of pacing and timing. "Suicide Kings" injects bits of Tarantinoesque humor in the most inappropriate places, and goes off into meaningless tangents that never add anything to the storyline. It also tried to make suspenseful moments out of nothing, merely by throwing in some anxious music. Some of the acting is okay, e.g., Denis Leary's performance as a Mafia thug, but mostly the actors are powerless to make anything out of the foolish script. Christopher Walken is the most grounded person in the movie--and that's a scary thought.


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