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Knockaround Guys (2001)

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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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)  »

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

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$11,632,420 (USA) (8 November 2002)
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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); Damon appeared with Barry Pepper and Vin Diesel in Saving Private Ryan (1998). See more »

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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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Benny Chains: Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining.
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References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

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Porque Este Amor
Written by Leopoldo Castro
Performed by Tito Rojas
Courtesy of MP Records
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25 April 2003 | by (Illinois) – See all my reviews

Patience is the key element in watching a mafia movie. "Knockaround Guys" didn't require any patience for me, and I was hooked at the first scene. This movie gives a formal description of friend and enemy. Who exactly is the real "bad guy" in a mafia movie? In most mafia movies it is quite obvious who the bad guy is, but this one will keep the viewer guessing. Berry Pepper plays the son of a well-known gangster. He, however, does not want to follow in the footsteps of his father. Peppers character's name is Matty Demaret, and he wants to be a sports caster. He has no luck finding a job because people know of his father's past. So, after a bombing interview , Matty decides that working for his father may be the only way for him to make a living, but Matty's father and uncle beg to differ. They believe Matty doesn't have what it takes to be in the mafia. After he convinces his father that he's got what it takes, his father gives him a job. Matty tells his father that he and his friend Johnny Marbles (Seth Green) will go out on their mission to collect money. Marbles flies planes, so he will be able to fly to collect the money. He was given strict orders to come straight back to Matty with the cash, but Marbles gets side tracked. He stops to get gas at a small airport, and leaves the bag unattended. The bag ends up getting into the hands of the sheriff, and he wants to keep the money for himself. Matty then calls his other two friends in to help. Chris Scarpa (Andrew Davoli)who is a sweet talking mob wanna be, and Taylor Reese (Vin Diesel) is the only one is the whole movie who actually looked and acted like a real gangster. The four boys travel to a small town in hopes of finding the money. Matty knows that if he doesn't get that money back, his father will be dead, and he will be a failure. This movie makes the viewer not want to take their eyes off the screen. I was very surprised at who was the real bad guy behind the plot. I think that anyone who watches this movie will be shocked at all the twist and turns. I would recommend this movie to anyone, because it was very easy to follow. I enjoyed this film.


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