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Two aspiring boxers, lifelong friends, get involved in a money-laundering scheme through a low-level organized crime group.

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Wendy (as Reanna Rossi)
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Elizabeth Barondes ...
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Bobby is a struggling boxer and bodyguard for his stripper girlfriend. But he hates his work and wants to move up. So he agrees to go to New York City for his boss to help in the delivery for a money laundering scheme. His partner in crime is his best friend Ricky, an obnoxious loudmouth who has seen one too many mafia movies. Bobby tries to keep it cool and get the job done, but Ricky's antics threaten to blow the entire situation. Written by <jgp3553@yahoo.com>

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

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31 August 2001 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$118,003 (USA) (13 July 2001)

Gross:

$5,308,707 (USA) (12 October 2001)
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Jon's grandmother Joan Favreau cameos as a field trip guide in a scene in Central Park Zoo. In another reference to Swingers (1996), Vaughn's character Ricky asks Favreau's Bobby if he could pick up the "vibes" a girl was sending him. See more »

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Ricky says that Strega is a digestif, but both Ruiz and the Waiter correct him, saying it is an apertif. Strega is indeed a digestif. See more »

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Ricky Slade: OK, Bob, you knocked the Jew's tooth out, right? That's gonna cost Max 8 grand, maybe more than 8 grand. You probably lost him his whole line of clientele too. Plus, you've been fucking up Jess' dancing. Now I think he knows I sold the fucking carpet van, he's been giving me looks and shit which leads to that, OK? Now he can't kill us in Los Angeles cause there's a lot of questions there right? But all of a sudden he flies us out to New York City to do a drop? We don't know what the fuck the ...
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The very last credit is the phrase "Filmed entirely in the United States of America.", under the US stars-and-stripes flag. See more »

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References Psycho (1998) See more »

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Katwalk
Performed by Stargunn
Written by Shooter Jennings
Published by Empire of Darkness Music
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Just a couple of expendable guys
22 March 2016 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

If it weren't for Peter Falk playing a middle management Mafia guy this film wouldn't rate as high as it did. After a while stars Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn are more annoying than entertaining.

Favreau and Vaughn are a couple of Mafia wannabes they want to become Made guys. Of course the last guy who dreamed of that, dreamed no more and that would be Joe Pesci in Goodfellas, a much better film.

Favreau plays a run of the mill boxer with a run of the mill record of 5-5 and one draw. He does some construction work on the side, but his real occupation is bailing out Vaughn from situations he creates with his own big mouth.

Vaughn is a small time hustler who enjoys nothing more than getting over on people even when he doesn't have to. He avoids actual work like the plague and has fixed ideas from the movies about how gangsters should operate.

Falk sends them on an errand to New York City and of course they think they're on the way up. After that the mission is screwed up in every way possible though Vaughn shows some chops in a bad situation. What is learned is that they're on the mission because they're two of the most expendable guys Falk knows.

The audience gets some idea of Favreau's almost unlimited patience after putting up with Vaughn for more than 90 minutes. You'd better have a reservoir of patience to sit through this one.


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