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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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José Rafael Arango ...
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Flo (as Nikki Arlyn)
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Rilke
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Augie Santana
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Linda Mancini ...
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Myrna L'Hatsky
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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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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) (21 May 1999)

Gross:

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

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 »

Quotes

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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After the credits there's an epilog to be seen. See more »

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References Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll (1991) See more »

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Subterranean Homesick Blues
Written by Bob Dylan
Courtesy of Special Writer Music (SESAC)
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Gangster farce about a group of mad theatrics trimmed with deep black humour
10 September 1998 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Underground director Amos Poe presents this Tarantino-esque gangster movie, which is also a close portrait of a woman trying to break free from her old life. All trimmed with some violence, black humour and loads of quotations from the world of theater and movies. (watched @ the world premier at the Filmfestspiele Berlin)


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