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Frogs for Snakes (1998)

Eva is a legit actress, who also does debt collecting jobs on the side for her ex-husband, loan shark Al. She doesn't want to go on with collecting, but Al asks her to do one last job, finding a missing $600,000 stolen from him by Flav.

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José Rafael Arango ...
Doorman (as Jose Rafael Arango)
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Flo (as Nikki Arlyn)
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Rilke
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Quint
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Linda Mancini ...
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A group of unemployed theater actors survive by working as illegal money collectors. The loan shark they are working for owns an Off-Broadway theater. As he decided to play "American Buffalo" there, a bloody battle for the favorite roles begin. Written by Soeren Ney <SoerenNey@aol.com>

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They collect for the mob. But they'd rather act. Expect killer performances. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence, sexuality and sex-related dialogue, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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14 August 1998 (USA)  »

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Delitti d'autore  »

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$12,191 (USA) (23 May 1999)

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$20,693 (USA) (30 May 1999)
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Even though Ron Perlman is billed on the cover/poster for this film, he is only in two scenes, and only one is a dialogue scene. See more »

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Gascone: [Eva left acting class] So when are you coming back to class?
Eva: Never.
Gascone: It's a shame, little Eva. You're the only one I ever picked to make it. You got fucking talent, you know? You got a fucking gift.
Eva: Yeah, well, I got lots of gifts.
Gascone: Yeah, I know...
[looking at the breakfeast menu]
Gascone: ... I don't know why I bother browsing this fucking thing. I know the fucking thing by heart. I always order the same fucking thing.
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References Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll (1991) See more »

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Si Mi Chiamo Mimi
From La Boheme
Featured Vocalist Luba Orgonasova
Performed by Czecko-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Will Humberg
Courtesy of NAXOS Music
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When killing for a part is the audition.
30 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is about a group of off-off Broadway actor wanna bes who moonlight as illegal money collectors. One of their crew (Barbara Hershey) wants to leave and start a new life with her young son. Unfortunately, her ex-husband (Robbie Coltrane) is the theatre impresario/loan shark who pulls the strings of everyone's ambitions.

A very unusual vision of the gangster comedy theme. It takes the generalized neuroses and psychoses of actors (ego, ambition, narcissism, paranoia, etc) and runs the gamut from somewhat healthy to psychotic. People alternate from friends, lovers, and assassins at the turn of an audition announcement and will begin monologues from plays and movies with little to no warning (this will be fun for theatre/movie buffs). The plot, unlike some movies, actually requires attention and a large cast (most of whom are one to two sceners) delivers excellent performances all around.

FYI: has some scenes of graphic violence.

Worth a rent/buy used. Due to its singular style, I would suggest renting first, as it will not be everyone's cup of tea.


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