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

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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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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 »

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Before Taylor collects the money from the store owner, the owner takes the wadded up money from the can and shoves it in his pocket. When he hands the money over the counter to Taylor, it is folded up neatly. See more »

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Storeowner: I got nothing for you my friend.
Taylor: I checked the meter on my machines. Now they've had plenty of play. I gave you that key so you could borrow a little, float yourself for a few days. But half of that money is mine, and I want it.
Storeowner: What can I tell you, Taylor? I run a business here. I have expenses. If I'm not paying fast enough for you, turn 'em off. Take them out of the store.
Storeowner: [Taylor leaves and comes back with a crowbar] What the fuck are you doing? Are you crazy? They're your own fucking ...
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below average story benefits from good casting
11 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

Born the son of a powerful and fearsome crime boss, wannabe mobster Pepper recruits low-rent pals Diesel, Green, and Davoli to make a routine delivery, impress his old man, then finally go into business with him. Unfortunately for the young man and his pals, they get stuck in a bleak little town where violence, mayhem, and every other thing that can go wrong eventually does. It's no Goodfellas, but this watchable, well-crafted little mob story is easy to take, and goes a long way on its appealing cast and dark, profane sense of humor. The only major let down is the film's story which—while interesting—lacks momentum and builds toward a familiar conclusion. A not bad showing from the film's young and old cast alike, especially Pepper and Diesel. **½


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