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Mr. Smith Gets a Hustler (2002)

A Banker, Husband, and Father, Mr. Smith must leave it behind him. He's made a mistake and he's trying to pay for it but he doesn't know if there is enough money in the world. Or so he ... See full summary »

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Mr. Smith
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Abe
Benjamin Hendrickson ...
Mr. Lapp
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Jack (as Thomas Hildreth)
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Doreen (as Anna Thompson)
Jodie Baker ...
Shelia
Antonio Rodríguez ...
Angel (as Antonio Rodriguez)
Ed Hodson ...
Collector #1 (as Eddy Hodson)
Phil McGlaston ...
Collector #2
Tim Sherogan ...
John #1 (as Tim Sherigon)
Alexander Robert Scott ...
John #2 (as Alexander R Scott)
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A Banker, Husband, and Father, Mr. Smith must leave it behind him. He's made a mistake and he's trying to pay for it but he doesn't know if there is enough money in the world. Or so he tells Bobby the eighteen year old male hustler Smith employs for company. Bobby quickly learns however, that Smith is no regular John, and their meeting has unintended consequences that neither of them is prepared to afford. Written by Anonymous

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A man who has lost everything, and a hustler with nothing to lose.

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for strong sexual content and language
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1 July 2003 (USA)  »

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$200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,583 (USA) (21 June 2002)

Gross:

$1,583 (USA) (21 June 2002)
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Adaptation of a stage play. See more »

Goofs

While in the club Abe's right arm is in the bandage; later in the hotel it's the left arm. See more »

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This film is a work of fiction. The characters and situations represented are also fictional. Any similarity to persons either living or dead is the result of beautiful accident and is by no means intentional See more »

Soundtracks

Wings on my Ankles
Written by McCrudden, Selengut and Paul
Performed by McCrudden
Copyright ©2001 Waitress Music
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Do you like to suffer while you watch your movies???
28 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is truly inferior merchandise. One wonders how something this awful remains in the distribution channel even now. Surely it was just as evident during production that this little puppy was a sure-fire bomb. Maybe it was backed by some really dumb money, because who ever was financing it should have stopped mid production to drown this this little mutation for the disaster it was (and saved a couple acting careers and many hours of movie goer's time.) A complete waste of production time, talent and money under any circumstance.

One wonders if this writer is still working? How? I also wonder if anyone would dare to put this train-wreck of a film on their Hollywood resume?; I doubt it. Saying you had anything to do with this film would be a sure ticket to never working in film town again.

You can't help but agree with other reviewer's comments about the dialog: absolutely atrocious. Even more offensive was the acting and line delivery of Benjamin Hendrickson (the bar owner / pimp Mr. Lett): horrible. And yes, the writer could clearly have done more homework on his subject matter; could the bar scenes have been more unbelievable?

If there were a way to give a film a negative star rating on the IMDb rating system, this one would get the lowest rating. As it is, zero stars is too good. Save your time and money and pass this one by. As the movie police says after you stumble onto the scene of a particularly gruesome murder - "Nothing here to see folks, move along."


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