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Thursday (1998)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  25 September 1998 (UK)
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The movie opens in a Los Angeles convenience store one late Monday night, where a smalltime drug dealer named Nick (Aaron Eckhart) is trying to decide what coffee brand to buy. His ex-lover... See full summary »

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The movie opens in a Los Angeles convenience store one late Monday night, where a smalltime drug dealer named Nick (Aaron Eckhart) is trying to decide what coffee brand to buy. His ex-lover Dallas (Paulina Porizkova) and fellow hitman Billy Hill (James LeGros) are getting impatient and tell him to hurry up. Conflicts between Nick and the cashier (Luck Hari) ensue, resulting in Dallas shooting the cashier dead. Though the three attempt to cover up the crime, they are forced to also shoot a police officer (Bari K. Willerford) when he discovers blood on the ground. Written by peter markov

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They say the past always catches up with you. This could be the day.


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Rated R for strong violence, sexuality, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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25 September 1998 (UK)  »

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Bloody Thursday  »

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$1,971 (USA) (13 November 1998)

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$1,971 (USA) (13 November 1998)
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The details of Dallas' version of Nick and Casey's last job differ from that of Casey's version. According to Dallas' story, told to her by Nick, Ball-Peen's apartment was very colorful, luxurious and lavish. And the woman who comes out of the bedroom was, at least, pretty. In the version Casey tells, the apartment was drab, run-down and dirty. The woman from the bedroom looks like a drug addict wearing a bath robe and disheveled hair. See more »

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51:30 into the movie, the amount of cocaine on Nick's nose changes during the end of the big drug deal scene. See more »

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Casey: Since we're all good friends here I have a question for you.
Ballpean: Ask way.
Casey: I heard about this big bad motherfucker, has got this habit to hit niggers with a hammer. I've heard a reason why he uses it. I got sympathy for that. But... uh... there's one thing I just can' get out of my head.
Ballpean: Go on.
Casey: Well, I've heard about almost all niggers got these really big dicks, you know, salami size cocks. Now I had many different blowjobs by any number of different bitches so I know how much room my white boy's ...
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Will this movie change your life today?
11 July 2000 | by (Adelaide, Australia) – See all my reviews



Want a film that's hip, loaded with attitude, funny and shocking at once, packed to the rafters with wild lowlifes? Skip Woods has delivered one, but about five years too late. We've seen everything in THURSDAY before, so you'd best enjoy this film without the baggage of seeing PULP FICTION - and that's a tall ask.

Compared to FICTION or RESERVOIR DOGS , THURSDAY is as flawed as you'd expect. Spontaneous raps about Star Trek, the sadistically amusing torture of a helpless, bound man, and drug-dealer flashbacks all ring a bell. It's derivative, but it's still fun.

Against the leagues of Tarantino ripoff's on the market, you could do much worse than THURSDAY. The day-in-a-life saga, and flexible pace are sometimes a blast. The violence makes you squirm and laugh, so at least it hits the mark, even when it aims low. And the havoc sown on the picturesque picket fence suburb is cruelly effective.

Going out of his way to shock, Woods' film goes wrong because for all his youthful arrogance, THURSDAY isn't half as original as he no doubt thinks. And be warned, the ending is a travesty. It's abysmal and uninspired enough to make you reassess the merits of the picture before the credits have even begun.


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