MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 7,793 this week

Dead Broke (1998)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  June 1998 (USA)
4.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.6/10 from 116 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 3 critic

A detective investigates a murder that has taken place outside a debt collection agency in Brooklyn. A motley assortment of suspects includes the employees of the agency.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1291 titles
created 04 Oct 2011
 
a list of 89 titles
created 08 Feb 2013
 
a list of 3752 titles
created 02 Oct 2013
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 1592 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Dead Broke" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Dead Broke (1998)

Dead Broke (1998) on IMDb 4.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Dead Broke.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Happy End (2003)
Comedy | Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Val is 23 years old and full of dreams. She travels to New York to become an actress. She is lonely in a strange country, in a strange city, with little money and no friends. In her path, ... See full summary »

Director: Amos Kollek
Stars: Audrey Tautou, Justin Theroux, Jennifer Tilly
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The bar in an old Pennsylvania steel town, housed with many of life's losers and disillusioned men, is the main setting for this slice-of-life film. Michael Madsen is the bar owner, who is ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Stagliano
Stars: Jeremy Davies, Virginia Madsen, Luke Perry
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In the palm-shaded oasis of West Hollywood, we meet Dennis, a promising photographer. As he prepares to celebrate his twenty-eighth birthday, he laments, ' I can't decide if my friends are ... See full summary »

Director: Greg Berlanti
Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Dean Cain, Zach Braff
The Baxter (2005)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In the style of a Howard Hawks comedy, Baxter follows the twists and turns of a young man's life during the two weeks before his wedding.

Director: Michael Showalter
Stars: Michael Showalter, Elizabeth Banks, Peter Dinklage
Komodo (1999)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Science-fiction story in which a modern-day young boy comes face to face with Komodo dragons while suffering the loss of both his parents.

Director: Michael Lantieri
Stars: Jill Hennessy, Billy Burke, Kevin Zegers
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Based on the true story of Valerie Solanas who was a 60s radical preaching hatred toward men in her "Scum" manifesto. She wrote a screenplay for a film that she wanted Andy Warhol to ... See full summary »

Director: Mary Harron
Stars: Lili Taylor, Jared Harris, Martha Plimpton
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Nora Wilder is freaking out. Everyone around her is in a relationship, is married, or has children. Nora is in her thirties, alone with job she's outgrown and a mother who constantly ... See full summary »

Director: Zoe R. Cassavetes
Stars: Parker Posey, Melvil Poupaud, Gena Rowlands
Documental (TV Movie 2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Justin Theroux
Stars: Steve Coogan, Stefan D'Bart, Rasmus Hardiker
Sirens (TV Movie 1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A white woman relentlessly seeks justice against two racist policemen who accidentally killed her black ex-husband and had their department cover it up.

Director: John Sacret Young
Stars: Dana Delany, Keith Carradine, Justin Theroux
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In a mystical Indian village, two women make a unique connection to a man they encounter.

Director: Nanda Anand
Stars: Lynn Collins, Kelli Garner, Justin Theroux
Peel (2002)
Short | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Michael Streeter
Stars: Justin Theroux
Bronx County (TV Movie 1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Thomas Carter
Stars: Victor Anthony, Lizette Carrion, DTeflon
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Jayne Deely ...
Emily
Kevin Dewey ...
Steve
...
Sam
...
Kate
...
Police Diver
...
Forensics Specialist
...
Joshua
...
Veduccio (as Daniel Mastrogiorgio)
Reginald Mervilus ...
Police Officer
...
Walter
Cheryl Rogers ...
Luanne
...
Frankie
...
Harvey
...
EMT Technician (as Leslie Lewis)
Edit

Storyline

A detective investigates a murder that has taken place outside a debt collection agency in Brooklyn. A motley assortment of suspects includes the employees of the agency.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

independent film | See All (1) »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violence and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

June 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ypoptoi martyres  »

Box Office

Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

No One's Listening Anyway-End Credit for Dead Broke
Performed by 'Terry Radigon'
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A sleeper goof on film noir.
11 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

This flick looked rather predictable and unspectacular at first, but the more I watched the more I laughed. Aside from the fact the I kept seeing one familiar face after another (John Glover, Jill Hennessey, Tony Roberts, etc.)I was beguiled by the way the humor was slipped in, so subtle that one almost wouldn't notice. As I missed the beginning, I really would make the effort to see it in its entirety, and consider it well worth it. Glover is great as the detective, and the amount of times they had to bleep out dialog for the channel I was watching it on only made it funnier. My favorite scene by far concerns the two versions of a story told about the collection agency efforts of one of the female characters- the besieged debtor is verbally torn to pieces by said bill collector, in his version; her version has her engaging him on the phone in just the sweetest, softest way imaginable. There are subplots and subterfuges all over the place, with a conclusion which again contains little glints of humor and a satisfactory result. Worth watching if you come across it at the video store or on the tube, especially if you like goofs on film noir.


6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Surprised how good this was! goo-goo-ga-ga
Discuss Dead Broke (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?