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The Gristle (2001)

The Senator needs a Kidney. He's unwilling to wait for one to become available, and has let it be known he is willing to pay top dollar. Two hospital workers want to sell him one. But when ... See full summary »

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Lyssa Aruda ...
Alden Girl
Kris Andersson ...
Desk Clerk
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Mr. Bowen
Al Berman ...
Corpse
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Mr. Alden
John Patrick Clerkin ...
Doctor
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Senator Dorm
George Czarnecki ...
Caucasian Bar Patron (as George Cznarecki)
Isabelle Dahlin ...
Smooth White Boys Girlfriend
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Tar
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Alden Boy (as Evan Ellison)
Kyle Gates ...
Smooth White Boy
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Jukebox Guy
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Mrs. Alden
Tomica S. Jenkins ...
Charlene (as Tomica Jenkins)
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The Senator needs a Kidney. He's unwilling to wait for one to become available, and has let it be known he is willing to pay top dollar. Two hospital workers want to sell him one. But when they go to a suburban inn to make the deal they find themselves unintentionally interacting with drug dealers, Secret Service Agents, hit men, DEA, a vacationing family, and more. Very much a comedy of errors and mistaken identity.

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13 May 2004 (France)  »

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Was the first film financed with help from the Small Business Adminastration's Guranteed loan program. See more »

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bzzz.....
5 November 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews



Did you ever own one of those electric football games as a kid? Were you like me, and no matter how carefully you brushed those stupid combs on the bases and arranged the players, your carefully painted Vikings and Packers just wound up kind of milling around in the middle of the field with no purpose while the kids on the box were executing option Is and play-action passes?

This is independent filmmaking by someone who really wants to execute a trick play, be a kid on the box like Quentin Tarantino and/or Kevin Smith. A "wacky" caper about kidneys and drugs that "pushes the boundaries" by having characters say dialogue like "I think our Cuban friend with the butt fetish just bought a vowel!" and making people with Hispanic accents quote Speedy Gonzalez at gunpoint.

If you dig this kind of thing (or really want to see Michael Dorn without his makeup turning in a really relaxed and casual acting job - he has some real presence which is completely wasted here) then this is your movie. Otherwise, huge waste of time unless you worked on it or have a friend who did. Wants to be observational but just winds up being a bunch of caricatures standing around in a parking lot waving guns, quoting Marvel Comics and exchanging racial insults.

If you turn up the volume you can hear the field buzzing in the background. Sorry, dude. Sincere but too flawed for a recommendation.


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