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Deuces Wild (2002)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  3 May 2002 (USA)
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Two brothers, Leon and Bobby are members of the street gang in Brooklyn known as the deuces. Their brother was killed by a drug overdose a few years earlier and the gang is determined to ... See full summary »

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Two brothers, Leon and Bobby are members of the street gang in Brooklyn known as the deuces. Their brother was killed by a drug overdose a few years earlier and the gang is determined to keep drugs off their block. Another more vicous gang known as the vipers is a possible threat to Leon and Bobby's efforts. The deuces are determined to do whatever is necessary to keep drugs off their block even if that means dying. Written by <langstar1@hotmail.com>

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Before gangs had guns... they fought with guts. See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for strong violence, language, some drug content and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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3 May 2002 (USA)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,704,682 (USA) (3 May 2002)

Gross:

$6,044,618 (USA) (24 May 2002)
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Last film of director of photography John A. Alonzo who died before the movie was released. See more »

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Fairuza Balk's tattoos are clearly visible beneath the make-up. One is a triangular shield on her upper left arm, the other is a circular tattoo encircling her right upper arm. See more »

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Annie: Come on... it's just a line in the street.
Bobby: Not to me.
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References West Side Story (1961) See more »

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Very Disappointing
26 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hmmm... a tremendously talented young cast, tried and true subject matter and Martin Scorcese producing. A sure thing, right?

Nope. Not even close. Before seeing Deuces Wild, I'd read all the mediocre and bad reviews on here but decided to give it a shot anyway, because I've been pleasantly surprised in the past. But not this time.

The film is weak in every possible way, except perhaps for the setting and art direction. The story is nothing but one cliché after another, with zero originality and very little to hold your interest. The director managed the clever feat of getting horrible performances from excellent actors, although the writers deserve some credit for that also, as the script seems to have been written by a middle school class that was locked in a room with a DVD of West Side Story and a crate of doo-wop albums as their only reference material.

I honestly couldn't even get halfway through it. I have no idea how Scorcese could have attached his name to this project, even as a producer. Did he even read the script?

It's just a really unfortunate movie. If you're an absolute die-hard '50s addict, I suppose you'll find something entertaining in there, but other than that, steer clear. Not worth your time.


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