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Scooter (as Trace Fraim)
Michael Covert ...
Junior Beal McCoy
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Bill
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Shirley A. Williams ...
Customer
Bethany 'Rose' Hill ...
Baby
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Vincent
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Hooker
Angel ...
Pregnant Crack Ho
Sandra Horse ...
Girly Bar Dancer
Fiona Curtis ...
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Native American Convict
Kyle B. Peek ...
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Sheriff's Deputy
Rick Hamilton ...
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When the mother of Junior and his younger brother Scooter, twenty-something, dies, they realize they need a woman around the house, since they haven't a clue how to cook or keep house. Their first attempts, with hookers and strippers, are disastrous. But when they kidnap DeDe from the grocery store, they find someone that's eager for an excuse to leave her abusive husband (who also happens to be the local sheriff). He takes revenge and burns down their ramshackle house, leaving them broke. No problem, they've got their guns, and they start robbing the local bank, which actually likes the excitement, especially since the boys are so polite about it. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Homespun black comedy with lots of charm and laughs
2 May 2001 | by (Grand Rapids MI) – See all my reviews

I also saw this film at The Los Angeles Film Festival, and what a joy! It made me think of the kinds of great films the Coen brothers used to make before people gave them a lot of money. An outstanding example of what a film maker can accomplish with great material, charming actors, and a cinematographer who knows how to shoot a picture, even when you're dealing with a limited budget. This film is full of gun humor without being overtly violent, and yet when it does pull the violence trigger, usually gets laughs instead of blood. Ironically this film also delivers a very real emotional punch. The best American films always deliver their heros in the end with some sort of salvation, and this film doesn't disappoint. It's not conventional, but definitely leaves you feeling good about the human condition and the possibilities that love can bring, even in the most diverse ways. A true gem, it will be a sad statement on the state of Hollywood if some company doesn't give this flick a theatrical release so audiences everywhere can embrace it.


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