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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Maas ...
Victor Drub / Dumpster Bum
Nick Fenske ...
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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Budget:

$7,300 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,560 (USA) (9 April 1999)

Gross:

$13,674 (USA) (16 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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Referenced in Narc: Making the Deal (2003) See more »

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Spreadin' My Love
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Written by Ken Rudulph and Vince Mellone
Performed by Mama's Gravy
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Quick-moving Dark Comedy
15 August 2001 | by (CT, USA) – See all my reviews

If you begin to watch this movie knowing that it's a extremely low-budget independent with non-actors, you'll be quite surprised. It has a better story-line, acting and editing than many of the multi-million dollar Hollywood productions that are foisted on us.

BGBO is definitely an edgy, sarcastic, dark comedy. It isn't meant to be true-to-life or a Hitchcock thriller with every loose end tied up and fraught with subtleties and nuances.

Accept it for what it is -- I loved it and never saw the plot twist towards the end coming (the reason for the GTO). Gave it a 9 out of 10.

If only the networks could come up with movies-of-the-week as original as this instead of the endless retreads with former models and sitcom stars.


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