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An undercover DEA agent brings down the Mafia.

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An undercover DEA agent almost gets killed, and to continue with his mission he needs to attend group therapy. Written by Anders Kristensen, Scanbox Entertainment <andersk@scanbox.dk>

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They've been hit before, but never in the heart. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Romance

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Rated R for violence, language and some brief nudity | See all certifications »

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4 February 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein Herz & eine Kanone  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$703,109 (USA) (4 February 2000)

Gross:

$1,631,839 (USA) (9 June 2000)
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Cameraman's shadow on the floor in front of Charlie's bathroom stall just as the camera begins to rise over the top of the door. See more »

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Fulvio Nesstra: Fun is overrated.
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References Diamonds Are Forever (1971) See more »

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Staysha Brown
Written by Bob Schneider & Don Thompson
Performed by The Scabs
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great sublime satire...
21 February 2001 | by (earth) – See all my reviews

what is wrong with this film? absolutely nothing. the story is MORE believable than analyze this to which this has been compared but there is no comparison-they're both great movies in there own right and totally different genres. analyze this is a straight up fantastical farce where gun shy is a dramatic romantic comedy more in the same vein as whole nine yards (but done much better). the soundtrack is excellent (you can't lose with tom waites!)the editing is wonderful(liam's "perception" in the 1st scene is hysterical) and the storyline flows.

charlie and fulvio's developing fiendship shows insight to the harshness of choosing a dangerous perfession and being born into it. either way you look at it, they are just two guys that hate their jobs just like the guys in the group sessions. wheather your a cop, thug, banker, lawyer, or stockbroker; life gets to a point where it all blends into an unfulfilling mess and you feel as if your drowning.

i noticed a lot of negitive reviews and am surprised at that. (like the gay thing-no one in this film is what they seem - get it?) maybe this is too complicated of a movie for everyone to enjoy. maybe hollywood has been putting out too much mission impossible eye candy that thinking about a movie and an underlying concept just shouldn't be expected anymore. this is a funny, sweet, real film. give it a chance.


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