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The wannabe sons of mobsters go to a remote town in the Midwest, and get themselves into more trouble than anyone could anticipate.

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The four sons (Diesel, Green, Pepper, Davoli) of major Brooklyn mobsters have to team up to retrieve a bag of cash in a small Montana town ruled by a corrupt sheriff. Specifically, the story gets started when Matt Demaret (Pepper) goes on a job to deliver the money for his mob father (Hopper) on the advice of his uncle (Malkovich). Things don't go as planned though... Written by Ryan McIntosh

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mobster | money | sheriff | mob | montana | See more »

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Rated R for violence, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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11 October 2002 (USA)  »

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$58,345 (South Africa) (4 April 2003)

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$58,348 (South Africa) (4 April 2003)
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Although production wrapped in late 1999, the movie sat on the shelf for nearly three years before it was finally released. See more »

Goofs

Teddy tosses young Matty a dime and tells him to make a call. Local Payphone calls were 25 cents in 1987. See more »

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Teddy Deserve: We'ree gunna get one of the three R's: the roof, the river, or the revolver.
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Features Jimmy Houston OutDoors (1990) See more »

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Living with the Law
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Can A Mafia Story Be Funny? Yes
7 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is another of those films I thought was great the first time, so-so on the second. Overall, it got high marks - at least on the first viewing - because it's an entertaining film that doesn't overstay its welcome at 92 minutes.

Four young guys get involved in their first Mafia-type adventure. One is asked to do a simple job of picking up a bag of money out west and bringing it back home to Brooklyn. However, troubles ensue big-time when the bag is stolen at the little airport out West. His three friends have to come out and help him get the money back and all kinds of problems develop.

There is some black humor in here which helps spice up the film, which then turns very serious about halfway through with a few shocking twists near the end.

There are two famous veteran actors in here - Dennis Hopper and John Malkovich - and four young ones who becoming better known these days as well: Seth Green, Vin Diesel, Barry Pepper and Andrew Davoli.

The only problem I had with the movie is Pepper, who played Roger Maris, the famous baseball player in the film '61." He looks so much like Maris that I can't believe him as anyone else! To us baseball fans, Pepper will always be Maris and nobody else.


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