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The two owners of the Long Shot Copies shop struggle against a copying giant, King Co. Having gotten their start from a $100,000 windfall when one of them hit a promotional mid-court ... See full summary »

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Stanley Simon
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Bob Stein
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Vicki Livingston
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Marky Marx
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Nan
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Grumpy Senior (as Brian Doyle Murray)
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Mr. Ellias
Katie Johnston ...
Jesse Livingston
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The two owners of the Long Shot Copies shop struggle against a copying giant, King Co. Having gotten their start from a $100,000 windfall when one of them hit a promotional mid-court basketball shot, they have to find a way to keep their company afloat or fold. Thus starts a series of gimmicks and a war against the opposition, particularly after they are visited by a corporate thug. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Como Vencer na Vida  »

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Seth's t-Shirt on the first day of declaring war on King Co is a Croydon Borough Council t-shirt. 'Philip Rhys', who plays Seth, was brought up in the London Borough of Croydon. See more »

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Grumpy Senior: You know I don't mind what you do in the privacy of your own home, but I don't want to see it in public.
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Kill The Man
Written by Keith Urban, Jerry Flowers and Jody Alan Sweet
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Horrible movie with even worse acting... stay away from this one
26 August 1999 | by (Houston, TX) – See all my reviews

I rented this movie because after seeing Luke Wilson in the excellent movie "Bottle Rocket" and the memorable and witty "Home Fries," I thought he would have had enough sense to recognize a good script from a bad one. Apparently not because this movie is a real stinker. Wilson tries to make it work, so I'll give him that much, but Joshua Malina (Bob) is wretched and should've been left out of the movie altogether. Malina tries to act too over-the-top to be funny and none of it works (shades of Elizabeth Berkeley's "Showgirls" performance). The whole movie has a feel of an after-school special - but even worse because there's no point whatsoever. I don't understand the whole pun with the Kinko's Copies (the movie calls it King Co. or something like that). It makes it obvious that this "King Co." is the bad guy. It sounds like it was just put together by some disgruntled Kinko's employees or something. I couldn't even stand to watch the whole movie... I ended up turning it off halfway through because it was so bad. Take my word for it... this movie belongs in the incinerator.


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