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Frogs for Snakes (1998)

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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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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 <>

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


Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

14 August 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Delitti d'autore  »

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$12,191 (USA) (21 May 1999)


$20,693 (USA) (28 May 1999)

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1.85 : 1
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The license plate on Al's car is "2BNOT2B". See more »


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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No animals were harmed during the making of this film. See more »


References The Hustler (1961) See more »


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Great dark humor story
25 March 2001 | by (Washington, USA) – See all my reviews

Some movies are like olives or wine; you need to have developed a taste before you can fully enjoy them. The story was unexpected and definitely better the second time around since I was paying attention this time. If you like dark humor you'll love Barbara Hershey and this great cast doing a wonderful job. It is well above par for this genre.

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