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Go (1999)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Thriller  |  9 April 1999 (USA)
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Go! tells the story of the events after a drug deal, told from three different points of view.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stringy Haired Woman
Nathan Bexton ...
Ballerina Girl
Rita Bland ...
Dancing Register Woman
Track Suit Guy
Scott Hass ...
Raver Dude
Anorexic Girl


Told from three perspectives, a story of a bunch of young Californians trying to get some cash, do and deal some drugs, score money and sex in Las Vegas, and generally experience the rush of life. Written by Vladimir Zelevinsky <vz@alum.mit.edu>

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life begins at 3am. See more »


Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

9 April 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Viviendo sin límites  »

Box Office


$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,706,795 (USA) (9 April 1999)


£2,217,926 (UK) (1 October 1999)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Although it's not necessarily the reason for the title, "go" is common slang for speed (Methamphetamine). See more »


Red painted metal plates can be seen attached to the brick wall where the car crashes in the alley See more »


Ronna: I could leave something with you. Collateral.
Todd: I already got a fuckin' Swatch.
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Crazy Credits

The opening logo and tune for Columbia is alternated with stroboscopic flashes from the opening rave scene. See more »


Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #2.10 (2003) See more »


Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Arranged by Carmen Dragon
Performed by Starlite Pop Orchestra
Courtesy of Madacy Entertainment
Under license from Madacy Special Markets
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Unpredictably entertaining
3 July 2000 | by (Vasteras, Sweden) – See all my reviews

I don't know what really makes this movie so great. It could be the outstanding cast, the pitch perfect editing, the quick and funny dialog or maybe some other feature of a movie one could possibly like.

The truth is this movie couldn't been done any better. When I watch a movie I usually come up with lots of things, which could have been done better or at least differently. This time I ended up with nothing.

What amazes me the most is how they manage to define all the 10+ major characters so well, and they do it in what, less than 100 minutes. Most movies featuring many characters, fall apart cause there isn't enough screen time to present the differences among them, which just leads to a smear of unrecognizable faces. This doesn't happen with this movie for two reasons: A) All characters have at least one scene to really define themselves. B) By dividing the the film into three sub-plots you can easily relate each character to a specific sub-plot.

The tempo is very fast for 90% of the movie. There are two scenes, which have a significantly slower tempo. Those are the two scenes featuring Katie Holmes and Timothy Olyphant. First in the apartment and later in the coffee-shop. In my opinion those scenes are the best, but there is a lot to choose from so I'm not offended if yours isn't.

This movie really shows that even simple and straight forward stories, can be both unpredictable and entertaining, if they are told the right way. Add to this a pumping soundtrack, solid editing and an overall great production in an unpredictably entertaining movie, you will agree with me that Go is one of the best films ever made.

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