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Frogs for Snakes (1998)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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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Murder. Betrayal. Acting. They'd kill for a part. 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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$12,191 (USA) (21 May 1999)

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$20,693 (USA) (28 May 1999)
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The film's title is taken from the blues song by Sonny Boy Williamson, "Fattening Frogs for Snakes". Singer Patti Smith apparently brought this song to the director's attention; in the end credits she receives "special thanks" for its use. 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 The Hustler (1961) See more »

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Uneasy Street
Performed and Produced by Lazy Boy
Written by Stephen Ulrich
Courtesy of Tosonkee Records
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One of the worst films of the year.
29 June 1999 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Poorly acted, lamely scripted, unnecessarily violent, and pretentious far beyond the typical indie films, "Frogs and Snakes" was one of the worst films of 1998. While a bad film may be enjoyable on some level for its cheesiness or other lame aspect, this film's self-importance and supposedly "deep" dialogue makes you want to gag. Nothing redeemable.


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