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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

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Jane
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Young Oleg
Sergey Bodrov Jr. ...
Deema
John Bradford Pagano ...
Anna's Driver
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Caterer
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Priest (as Juan Cantu)
Richard Fire ...
Catering Assistant
Rusty Flood ...
Anatoly's Child
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Miguel
Joyce Guy ...
Social Worker
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Bartender
Kerry Johnston ...
Second Call Girl
Will Kepper ...
Bobby
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Tango Dancer
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Uncle Anatoly (as Eugene Lazarev)
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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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Get in. Get out. Fast!

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

25 July 2001 (France)  »

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Decisione rapida  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Oleg: You need money, huh?
Lisa: Yeah, most people do. Do you?
Oleg: No, I'm more of the philanthropic type.
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References Microcosmos (1996) See more »

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La Flute
Performed and composed by Veronika Boulytcheva
Lyrics by Natalya Ermilova
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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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