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Big Fat Bernie Gayle
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Bernie Jr.
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Hannah
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Leo
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Barber
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Sherry
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Ira
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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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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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$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,210 (USA) (7 August 1998)

Gross:

$21,210 (USA) (7 August 1998)
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Trivia

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

Quotes

[Rehearsing what he's going to say to Hannah when she answers the door]
Sam: Would you like a Halls?
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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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Referenced in Psych: 65 Million Years Off (2007) See more »

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It's Your Thing
Written by Rudolph Isley, Ronald Isley and O'Kelly Isley
Performed by Andy Mauro
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Funniest bar mitzvah since "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz"
22 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Safe Men" plays as if you took a nice assortment of Woody Allen comedies and put them through a blender. The Jewish jokes, including a hilarious bar mitzvah will appeal to the ethnic audience, while the outrageous ideas like exploding pants, will appeal to almost everyone. I have never seen Jewish stereotypes portrayed better, in part because of the incredible casting choices. Each character is so interesting, you will wish they each had more screen time. Sure it's ridiculous, but so are "Idiocracy", "Strange Wilderness", and "Office Space". Along with "Safe Men" the common thread between these comedies , is that each one will hold up to multiple viewings. - MERK


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