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The Quickie (2001)

A crime soap opera about a Russian mobster retiring from "the business" on New Year's Eve, only to discover he has been targeted for death by a rival mobster.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Young Oleg
John Bradford Pagano ...
Anna's Driver
Priest (as Juan Cantu)
Richard Fire ...
Catering Assistant
Rusty Flood ...
Anatoly's Child
Joyce Guy ...
Social Worker
Kerry Johnston ...
Second Call Girl
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Tango Dancer
Uncle Anatoly (as Eugene Lazarev)


A crime soap opera about a Russian mobster retiring from "the business" on New Year's Eve, only to discover he has been targeted for death by a rival mobster.

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for language and sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »



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Release Date:

25 July 2001 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Decisione rapida  »

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Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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9 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Once again I am a little confused by the websites 'plot outline' and many of the other comments.

This film seemed to me to be very little about the relationship between mother and son (only one important scene where the mob boss reproached his mother for being a drunk all his life), and more about a great number of other things. Sibling rivalry, the decadence that accompanies a criminal life, how life and money ultimately become of little value, how love can surface in the most unlikely circumstance, etc etc. The 'hitman' who was exceptionally good at the job and the mob boss fell for the exterminator in spite of himself. The irony of his brother 'sussing' what someone was up to and being over-ridden was not lost on him.

I thought it was a well made depiction of a dysfunctional family and its final disintegration. The storyline flowed, there was great attention to detail - a bug exterminator would be looking in all the rooms and a nervous mob member would get itchy about it - and though it wasn't a Hollywood glitz-flick I thought it was all the more authentic because of it. I really enjoyed it.

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