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A crook quietly plots his revenge against the boss who murdered his brother while working for him.

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Ben McGewan
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Rikki Simms
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Jeffrey Jay
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Jake Nealson (as John Crye)
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Betty Shin (as Suzi Nakamura)
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Gregory
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Roy
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Michael Frakes
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Scott
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Vanessa
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D.J.
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Jin Sun
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Chan - Gang Member #1
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Nate - Goon
Carl McDonald ...
Mitchell - Trannie
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Ben McGewan has a deal with Chinatown's non-Chinese gang boss, Gregory, to steal one of four mythical god statues reputed to give immense power. This theft, in exchange for wiping out his debt and a fortune to pay his team of frustrated experts. They organize a wild after hours party in a nightclub as cover to break into the vault of the bank next door. Alas, from the start things go wrong ever worse, for everyone. Written by KGF Vissers

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They've got The DJ, The Club, The Amps and The Plans to The Bank. It's Party Time! See more »

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for strong sexual content, language, some drug use and violence | See all certifications »

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23 May 2002 (Russia)  »

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Crime Party  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Ty Olsson & Kavan Smith both would later portray the robotic Deputy Andy on the SyFy TV series Eureka. See more »

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The blood coming from Rikki's forehead when Greg has the knife to his face. See more »

Quotes

Betty Shin: Who goes? Jeffrey's fucked.
Ben McGewen: One of us.
Jake Nealson: I'll go. I know the explosives.
Betty Shin: Guess again. You're too heavy. Jeffrey only had that cord set for 350 pounds.
Jake Nealson: Well, you go, then.
Betty Shin: Someone's got to track the alarms. I stay with my laptop, pal.
Scott: I can do it.
Ben McGewen: No offense, but when this makes the books as the most fucked-up bank job in history for all the mistakes that I did make, I don't want to be credited with sending the Chow-Wang food guy in to blow the safe.
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Strapped
Written by Luke Brancaccio / Bruce Aisher
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He 'can' carry a movie!
6 July 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Direct to video it seems in North America, while it hit theatres in Europe.

I saw this in a convenience store rental area - DVD for $1.99. The name of the movie's star was written larger than the title of the movie. It reaked of B-movie caliber. The name? Sean William Scott! I liked Sean in Road Trip, Final Destination, Dude Where's My Car and Evolution. His fame though comes from the American Pie movies. You'll also see him in Bulletproof Monk and The Rundown. He hasn't shown a ton of range in his acting ability and the closest he came to carrying a movie was in Dude where he co-starred. He has always done his role effectively though so after a few visits to the convenience store we decided to give him a try.

I didn't expect much, and was shocked by what I viewed. Not only is Sean the star of this movie but he carries this movie with a superb cast, script, and direction. From the beginning to the end this was a classic in the making. From the stop scenes where characters talk to the camera, to the white haired Lou Diamond Phillips, to the Chinese Food delivery guy and further. I laughed and laughed and kept feeling "What a great movie!" Here's the gist you could easily get from the back of the box. They're going to pull a robbery using a Rave as a cover. In the course of the movie, they have many hurdles to overcome. During this, funny stuff happens.

Sean plays the straight guy and a relatively serious role - very different from his other roles. He pulls it off without a hitch. Lou Diamond Phillips (Young Guns fame) is another surprise. You won't believe how good he is until you see him in this role. Easily the best of Lou I've ever seen. The whole cast was fantastic but I do have to mention Timm Sharp who's character was hard to like, but well developed and acted with precision. One would be remiss not to mention Dave Foley who played a part that was totally unlike anything I've ever seen from him. Truly amazing he was. Like I said, there wasn't a bad actor in the movie.

Drew Daywalt and David Schneider seemed to make great directors and great writers. As Dave Foley said (the gist of it anyway from the DVD extras) - the difference between one director and two directors is that with two director's you have to pretend to listen to TWO people. Dave's humour! This movie is well developed, it has good camera action, and leaves you feeling like you spent two hours wisely.

It's a classic for me and will sit on my shelf proudly displayed while I mention it to everyone who visits!

Pick up the movie!


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