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Knockaround Guys -- In this action-packed adventure, four sons of well-known New York mobsters must retrieve a bag of cash from a small Montana town ruled by a corrupt sheriff.
Knockaround Guys -- The wannabe sons of mobsters go to a remote town in the Midwest, and get themselves into more trouble than anyone could anticipate.
Knockaround Guys -- 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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Writers (WGA):
Brian Koppelman (written by) &
David Levien (written by)
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Release Date:
11 October 2002 (USA) See more »
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Directed by
Brian Koppelman 
David Levien 
Writing credits
Brian Koppelman (written by) &
David Levien (written by)

Produced by
Lawrence Bender .... producer
Michael De Luca .... executive producer
Julie Kirkham .... co-producer
Brian Koppelman .... producer
David Levien .... producer
Brian Witten .... executive producer
Stan Wlodkowski .... executive producer
Original Music by
Clint Mansell 
Cinematography by
Tom Richmond 
Film Editing by
David Moritz 
Casting by
Laurel Smith 
Production Design by
Lester Cohen 
Art Direction by
Kei Ng 
Set Decoration by
Carolyn 'Cal' Loucks 
Costume Design by
Beth Pasternak 
Makeup Department
Sylvain Cournoyer .... makeup department head
Production Management
Mark Graziano .... post-production supervisor
Jim Powers .... production manager
Jay Vinitsky .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jennifer Deathe .... second assistant director
John Kerr .... trainee assistant director
Michal Page .... assistant director
Michael Pitt .... second assistant director: New York
Andrew Shea .... first assistant director
Odette Blanch .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Peter Allburn .... camera scenic: New York
Gordon Brown .... head painter
Tim C Campbell .... camera scenic artist: Calgary
Carlos Caneca .... lead man
Sheila Church .... art department coordinator
Cathy Cowan .... additional art director
Danielle Fleury .... assistant set decorator
Jason Hamilton .... set dresser
Rick Janzen .... key scenic artist
Donald "DAY" Kornegay .... art department assistant
Mark O'Donoghue .... carpenter
Vic Rigler .... property master
Dwayne Smolnicky .... first assistant decorator
Phillip Tellez .... construction coordinator
Shawn Thomas .... graphic designer
Gary Wattson .... set dresser: New York
Abbie Weinberg .... third assistant art director
Sound Department
Brian Basham .... adr recordist
Ron Bedrosian .... adr mixer
Bryan Bowen .... sound effects editor
John Cannon .... second assistant sound editor
Patrick Cyccone Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric Flickinger .... sound recordist
Douglas Ganton .... production sound mixer
Scott Martin Gershin .... supervising sound editor
Nerses Gezalyan .... sound mixer
Michael Keller .... sound re-recording mixer
Anna MacKenzie .... adr supervisor
Brian Miksis .... sound mixer: New York
Thomas O'Neil Younkman .... first assistant sound editor
Mark Ormandy .... additional sound
William Sarokin .... sound mixer: New York
David Stanke .... assistant sound editor
Ron Stermac .... cable person
Holger M. Thiele .... sound mastering engineer: re-mix & master: credited on new digital master
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... foley artist
Greg Zimmerman .... foley recordist
Special Effects by
Tomas Hartl .... special effects technician
James Kozier .... special effects technician: Alberta unit
Ray McMillan .... front projection
Leo Wieser .... first assistant special effects coordinator: Toronto
Leo Wieser .... special effects assistant
Leo Wieser .... special effects coordinator: Alberta
Visual Effects by
Shane Kinnear .... executive producer: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Bob Munroe .... visual effects supervisor
Mark Sawicki .... optical camera
Barb Shaw .... visual effects coordinator: CORE Digital Pictures
Guy Bews .... stunt unit
Steve Lucescu .... stunt coordinator
Kevin Rushton .... stunt double
Wayne Wells .... stunt rigger
Camera and Electrical Department
Scotty Allan .... gaffer
Michelle Beaudette .... first assistant camera
Braden Belmonte .... second assistant camera: "a" camera, New York
Sam Bojin .... best boy electric
Renzo Spirit Buffalo .... assistant camera
Ciaran Copelin .... first assistant camera
Brad Crosbie .... second assistant camera
Tim Davis .... video assist operator
Michael Ginsburg .... still photographer: USA
Chris Hammond .... best boy electric: New York
Martin Keough .... rigging gaffer
Mike Kirilenko .... key grip
Marek Krawczyk .... electrician
Tim Merkel .... Steadicam operator
Alan Millar .... electrician
Michael Proscia Jr. .... gaffer
Mark Proscia .... electrician: New York
Ron Renzetti .... dolly grip
Richard Rutkowski .... director of photography: second unit
Mark Schmidt .... assistant camera: second unit
Rick D. Schmidt .... rigging grip: Alberta
Takashi Seida .... still photographer
Christopher G. Sprague .... lamp operator: Alberta
Scott Storm .... grip
Greg Williams .... video supervisor
Casting Department
Robin D. Cook .... casting: Canada
Larissa Giroux .... casting assistant: Canada
Alyson Lockwood .... casting: extras, Calgary
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ann Henshaw .... costume supervisor
Aissatou Parks .... set costumer
Marcia Scott .... costume set supervisor
Mia Sturup .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Diane Brunjes .... assistant editor
John Cameron .... first assistant editor
Todd Desrosiers .... apprentice editor
Jennifer Dubin .... post-production assistant
Bob McMillian .... color timer
Daniel R. Padgett .... first assistant film editor
Paul Parsons .... assistant editor
Chris Patterson .... assistant editor
Michael Struk .... assistant editor
John Dowdell .... hd colorist (uncredited)
Michael Hatzer .... final color timer (uncredited)
Location Management
Jane Barrer .... location manager
Marty Dejczak .... location manager
David McIlroy .... assistant location manager
Tom Nicholls .... location production assistant
Georg Schmithüsen .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Bob Bowen .... music coordinator
Buck Damon .... music supervisor
Jonathan Karp .... music editor
Stephen Krause .... scoring mixer
Amanda Scheer-Demme .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Ron Annabelle .... picture cars captain: Toronto
Stewart Mitchel .... driver captain: Toronto
Coleman Robinson .... transportation coordinator
Dave Staples .... transportation coordinator: Toronto
Other crew
Brian E. Alexander .... assistant to director: post-production
Gerry Alfonso .... payroll accountant
Samantha Armstrong .... script supervisor
Sarah Ashton .... construction bookkeeper
Lynell Bangs .... production accountant
Bob Bedard .... head chef
Dana Belcastro .... production executive
Rick Coffee .... 1st Assistant Accountant
Justin Conner .... production assistant
Leslie Cowan .... production coordinator: Alberta
Johnny Egan .... production assistant
Lynn Foster .... production secretary
James Fraser .... assistant to producer
Steven Gorel .... publicity intern
Marie-Claude Harnois .... production coordinator
John Brian King .... title designer (as Brian King)
Michael Kruk .... production assistant: Alberta
Sean Longley .... key craft services
Andrew Matthews .... financial consultant
Louise Muskala .... assistant: Mr. Koppelman, Mr. Levien
Stephanie Pecuch .... assistant: Dana Belcastro (as Stephanie Pecuch-Cathell)
Jess Platt .... dialect coach
Susan Schrader .... first assistant accountant: Alberta
Keith Sly .... lead man: Alberta
Andy Storey .... aerial ground supporter: Toronto
Jeff Swafford .... assistant: Mr. Bender
David M. Taylor .... accounting clerk
Dave Tommasini .... aerial coordinator: Toronto
Dave Tommasini .... helicopter pilot: Toronto
Bruce Toy .... chef
Lisa Ungarian .... trainee production coordinator: Alberta
Nick Veziris .... gun wrangler
Zane .... post-production accountant
Ronald C. Briggs Jr. .... inventory services (uncredited)
Howard Samuelsohn .... dialect coach (uncredited)
Seth Jaret .... special thanks

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Rated R for violence, language and some drug use
92 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

When Seth Green is in the plane drinking coffee, you see him wince a little - not because the coffee is hot - but because Vin Diesel had put his cigarette out in the coffee, prior to the filming of that scene.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Taylor:That's about the only thing you can count on in this life, there's nobody that wouldn't hurt you... if it helped them.See more »
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22 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Better than expected, underrated!, 25 February 2003
Author: Thomas Jolliffe (supertom-3) from Marlow, England

With the negative response from critics for this movie I was concerned that this would be rubbish, especially when it was released straight to video in my country (UK). As a Diesel fan I had high expectations for this film but was aware he had a supporting part.

However I was actually pleasantly surprised that the film was actually fairly enjoyable. The story is basic, about a mobsters son (Barry Pepper) who has grown up disparaged by the life of crime his family are involved in, but in his adults days he is unable to get the sort of legit career he wants, as a sports agent, because no-one will hire him for the simple reason that he is related to Dennis Hoppers character. Anyway he resigns himself to the fact that he can't go legit and that working for his dad is the way forward, but since his father only has enough faith in him to pick up his sandwiches, Matty is frustrated and begs his father to give him some more responsibility, he gets support here from his uncle Teddy played by John Malkovich. He gets his responsibility of course but things go awry, by fault of Matt's friend Marbles played by Seth Green. Half a million pounds has now gone missing in a small town, with some fairly clichéd hicks. Matty takes two of his friends over to assist Marbles in getting the money back, and on ensures a tale of deception and murder, with dirty cops, double dealing mobsters, and unwelcoming locals.

It's a fairly simple film that is nicely placed and very well acted. There are comical moments and some moments of character depth, particularly with central character Matty. There are really any surprises in this flick but it is on the most part entertaining. Barry Pepper is very good in the central role as is Vin Diesel as his best friend Taylor, who offers support and advice as well as muscle when it's needed. John Malkovich and Dennis Hopper are good in their small roles although they are cruising really but it is Tom Noonan who steals the show in a delightfully seedy role as the bent small town sheriff Decker.

All in all this is worth a rental, if you're a fan of Diesel like me you'll appreciate his performance in a role that has more depth to it than XXX. 6/10

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