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Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane (1998)

A Cherry Pontiac Lemans Convertible...Two Days...Two-Hundred & Fifty Grand. When your lemon lot hits the skids you glom the gig no matter what the smell. For Bob and Sid, two slicked-back ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Maas ...
Victor Drub / Dumpster Bum
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Mechanic
Mark Priolo ...
Frank Priolo
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Sid French
Andrew Fowler ...
Mike Carbuyer
Gloria Gómez ...
Julie Carbuyer (as Gloria Gomez)
Dan Leis ...
Bob Melba
Josephine Arreola ...
Elda
Dave Booth ...
Jerry
Kevin Hale ...
Pinto Guy
Max Ancar ...
Frank Manzano
Leah Carnahan ...
Ginger
Scott Taylor ...
Dick Dupree Sr.
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Dick Dupree Jr.
Carlos V. Hernandez ...
Diaz Carbajal (as Carlos Hernandez)
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A Cherry Pontiac Lemans Convertible...Two Days...Two-Hundred & Fifty Grand. When your lemon lot hits the skids you glom the gig no matter what the smell. For Bob and Sid, two slicked-back burnouts, bum luck runs in spades. With a goose-egg for cash flow and a fore-closure falling fast, they take the gig. The Upside: Fat Cash...The Flipside...Every Thug, Crook, Punk and Mercenary on the planet looking to get rich. Written by <Joeskilub@aol.com>

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Rated R for violence and pervasive language | See all certifications »
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16 October 1998 (USA)  »

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$7,300 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,560 (USA) (11 April 1999)

Gross:

$13,674 (USA) (18 April 1999)
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The budget was just $7,300. See more »

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The Pontiac LeMans central to the story is a 1964 model, not a 1963. See more »


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Spreadin' My Love
(1995)
Written by Ken Rudulph and Vince Mellone
Performed by Mama's Gravy
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It's like a copy of a copy
14 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Have you ever watched a VHS (remember those?) that was copied from a tape that was already a copy? If you did, you'd know the quality was really bad by that point. That's how copies work...the more generations you make, the worse it gets. That's pretty much how I'd sum up this film. It feels like a Tarantino rip off, and all but Tarantino's first couple movies are rip offs themselves (you can call it an "homage" all you want...the dude steals stuff and makes a few minor changes).

The plot is pretty basic at best. A couple of friends decide to save their failing used car dealership by taking on more than they can handle with a random assortment of bad guys. Of course by the time that happened I was already bored to tears. The writers try to make up for a tired story with some snappy dialog and succeed once or twice, but overall the whole thing is just one big failure. They should really remove the "blood" and "guts" part of the title...there's not much of the former and none of the latter. The "bullets" part is up for debate as well since there's not much in the way of gun play going on. Sadly, there's not much of anything going onat all. Period. It's just bad...even for a low budget rip off.


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