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Safe Men (1998)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 7 August 1998 (USA)
Two untalented singers are mistaken for a pair of major league safe crackers in Providence, Rhode Island. The two are pressed into service by the local hoodlums and quickly find themselves ... See full summary »

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Two untalented singers are mistaken for a pair of major league safe crackers in Providence, Rhode Island. The two are pressed into service by the local hoodlums and quickly find themselves in conflict with their professional colleagues. Romantic interest is added by the daughter of the underworld leader who won't date the men she knows are gangsters. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Welcome to the world of disorganised crime.

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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7 August 1998 (USA)  »

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Anorganoto eglima  »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,210 (USA) (9 August 1998)

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$21,210 (USA) (9 August 1998)
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Trivia

Director John Hamburg and actor Michael Showalter were college roommates. See more »

Quotes

Samuel: I have to wear a fake fuckin' ass over my ass!
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After the end credits, there's a brief scene showing Big Fat Bernie Gayle and Leflore meeting in a men's restroom. See more »


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Chains and Things
Written by B.B. King and Dave Clark
Performed by B.B. King
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Pointless
6 May 2007 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

I don't know what's wrong with most of the reviewers here, but this film isn't even vaguely funny.

The plot line sounded like it might be a real hoot, so I thought I'd give it a go. What a mistake. Maybe if you're Jewish and/or are from Rhode Island you'd bust a gut watching it. I got suckered in the same way by "The Hebrew Hammer" which probably was hilarious if you were Jewish but pathetic if you're not.

A shame, because the basic story showed some real promise. Somebody with a bit of insight could have made a good indie film from it.

For me, it was just boring, pointless and stupid. Some here have called this a "cult" film. They couldn't be more wrong.

Waste of time.


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