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Hoodlum & Son (2003)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  7 November 2006 (USA)
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It's 1933, and mishievous 10-year-old Archie finds himself in the care of his father, Charlie, a reluctant gangster indebted to mob boss Benny "The Bomb" Palladino. They flee with a ... See full summary »

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Ellen Heaven
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Charlie Ellroy
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'Ugly' Jim McCrae
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Benny 'The Bomb' Palladino
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Archie Ellroy
Emily McArthur ...
Alabama Lubitsch
Michael Richard ...
Sheriff Duggan
Russel Savadier ...
'Four Eyes' Morton
Ian Roberts ...
Earl
Karin van der Laag ...
Big 'Juicy' Lucy
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Gillis Johnson
Anthony Fridjhon ...
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Charlotte Savage ...
Virginia Heaven
Thomas Savage ...
Little Jim
Cassidy Pepper ...
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It's 1933, and mishievous 10-year-old Archie finds himself in the care of his father, Charlie, a reluctant gangster indebted to mob boss Benny "The Bomb" Palladino. They flee with a suitcase of stolen money to a dustbowl town where they plan to steal the illegal fortune of "Ugly" Jim McCrae. But Charlie meets the beautiful widow Ellen Heaven, and he soon changes his priorities. Unfortunately, the Mob has made other plans... Written by Anonymous

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Missing money...mobs...and mayhem

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Rated PG-13 for some innuendo | See all certifications »
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Benny "The Bomb": I set you up, you set me up, I set you up again- it's like a game of tennis- and we all know that the guy with the most strings in his racket wins. And that guy aint you. The ball's in your court, McCrae, but believe me- you don't wanna knock it back over here.
Ugly Jim: Well maybe I got an ace up my sleeve.
Benny "The Bomb": And maybe you're mixin' your metaphors, Kid. Don't join a game if you can't compete.
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Fun film for the youngsters
14 November 2003 | by (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) – See all my reviews

Crisp camera-work, rich in detail, and a thoroughly personable cast offset a rather lacklustre storyline and a slightly weak script in a film by newcomer Ashley Way. Filmed in South Africa, the film is nice to look at, and fun for the kiddies - a wisecracking hero, a great kid that's a refreshing change from the usual pain-in-the-butt kids in Hollywood movies, and a whole passel of fun villains battling it out for a pile of illegally-gained moolah. Ted King and Myles Jeffries work well together, and Robert Vaughn is suitably menacing as arch-hoodlum Benny 'The Bomb' Palladino - but the true fun guy in this is Ron Perlman as upstart Irish hoodlum 'Ugly Jim' MacRae, all red hair, cigars, and the most incredibly loud clothes you've ever seen. Just a joy to watch. Fun movie to keep the offspring happy on a wet Sunday afternoon.


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