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The Almost Guys (2004)

 -  Comedy  -  March 2004 (USA)
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A down-on-his-luck repo man and his septuagenarian partner are caught up in the kidnapping of a star baseball pitcher just before his team is to play in The World Series and a stroke of ... See full summary »

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A down-on-his-luck repo man and his septuagenarian partner are caught up in the kidnapping of a star baseball pitcher just before his team is to play in The World Series and a stroke of luck turns into a strike out of major league proportions. Written by Anonymous

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A down-on-his-luck repo man and his 73 year-old partner find a major league pitcher bound and gagged in the trunk of a car that they repo. The World Series is three days away.

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Rated PG-13 for crude sexual references, language and thematic material
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Rick Murphy: Can I ask you a question? I mean, I'm all for old fella's in the workforce, but couldn't you do Home Depot or shoppin' carts or somethin'? Repoin' cars might be a bit of a stretch at your age.
The Colonel: Let me tell you something. When I was a young fella', like yourself, I'd spend all my time dreamin' about the future... and then one day you stop... and you just dream about the past... I used to be good at this repoin' stuff... I think I can get 'er back.
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If you liked BOTTLE ROCKET...
7 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You will love THE ALMOST GUYS. It's a fun, straightforward buddy adventure film, in which the buddies aren't quite up to the adventure. Eric Fleming is extremely likable as a repo man who is in no way a success, but is truly doing his best to be a good father to his son (played splendidly by Oliver Davis). Robert Culp is the perfect curmudgeonly sidekick. When the luckless repo men decide to carry out a kidnapping that someone else started, all hell breaks loose.

The movie is muscle cars, motels, money, and figuring out what's really important.

It's been a long while since I've seen a movie as touching, which made me laugh- out-loud at the same time.


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