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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
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Second Call Girl
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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Oleg: I wanna play a game with you.
Call Girl: Okay, what kind of game? I don't do kinky.
Oleg: This isn't at all kinky. You just have to watch. It's called Russian Roulette.
[pulls out a handgun]
Oleg: Relax. You want more money?
Call Girl: Yeah.
Oleg: [throws more money on the bed] Okay?
Call Girl: Yeah.
Oleg: Here's the game: You have to bet that money I gave you on whether I live,
[puts one bullet in the gun, spins the cylinder, and closes the cylinder]
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Complete Disappointment
5 June 2006 | by (Hillsdale, MI) – See all my reviews

Any fan of Russian cinema will have great difficulty in believing the sub-par performances phoned-in by Mashkov and Bodrov Jr., and will perhaps be utterly perplexed by Bodrov Sr.'s hackneyed and confusing script, which is coupled with uncharacteristically weak direction. Most of the characters wander through the movie as though they have no idea who they are or what they are doing. It is also sad to see that Jennifer Jason Leigh's acting skills have not advanced one iota since FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH, and her screen exposure is mercifully limited. This is a terrible mafia movie; so much so that it makes the GODFATHER III look like a winner in the genre. To see the key Russians at their best, check out Bodrov Sr.'s work on PRISONER OF THE MOUNTAINS (which also features Jr.), Mashkov's turn in VOR (THE THIEF), and Bodrov Jr.'s new criminal in BRAT.

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