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Knockaround Guys (2001)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  11 October 2002 (USA)
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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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Chris Scarpa (as Andrew Davoli)
Billy Clueless (as Arthur Nascarella)
Nicholas Pasco ...


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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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

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11 October 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ajuste de cuentas  »

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$5,016,852 (USA) (11 October 2002)


$58,348 (South Africa) (4 April 2003)

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Three actors in the film have played Tom Ripley, the character introduced by Patricia Highsmith in her 1955 novel "The Talented Mr. Ripley." Dennis Hopper played Ripley in The American Friend (1977), John Malkovich played Ripley in Ripley's Game (2002), and Barry Pepper played Ripley in Ripley Under Ground (2005). Ripley has also been played by Alain Delon in Purple Noon (1960) and Matt Damon in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999). See more »


While in the hotel room as Matty and Taylor are watching the hunting show, the ice bucket Taylor is soaking his hand in disappears between shots. See more »


Benny Chains: Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining.
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Nice movie. Worth watching.
31 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

Almost all of my recent reviews have been very negative, but this movie is worth watching if you are a Vin Diesel fan.

Summary: Matty is the son of Benny, a mobster and he is as bad as they come. As a kid he is put to the test of killing someone, but fails, therefore his father keeps him away from the life of a mobster, but now as a grown up, Matty can't get a job anywhere due to his father's reputation, which gets on his last nerve. So he decides to talk to his father about letting him work for him. Benny puts him on a task, to collect some money in a bag and to come back with it. Doesn't sound so difficult. Matty meets up with his childhood friends, Scarpa, also a son of a gangster, but trying hard to concentrate on his restaurant, his cousin Marbles who has always been the screw up and Taylor, the guy that everyone brings in when they need to scare the heck out of someone. So Marbles has a plane, he gets the money, but in Montana he lands for gas, only there are 2 hillbilly cops there, that intimidate Marbles, as he feels they are on to him and during his panic he puts down the bag of money with other luggage that is being put on another plane. Only he is too late to retrieve the bag so he calls upon his friends to help find the missing bag, which didn't make it to the other who took the bag?

Seth Green plays the messed up Marbles, who wants responsibility, but doesn't know the meaning of the word. Vin Diesel was great in this movie as a tough guy Taylor, he played his part perfectly. John Malkovich was the ruthless right hand of Benny and he was great! As for the roles of Matty and Scarpa, they were ok. The plot was a little weak, but got better after the first 20 minutes or so.

I rate this movie 7/10.

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