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The Almost Guys (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy | March 2004 (USA)
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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Rick Murphy: Did I ever tell ya' about the law of averages? The law of averages is... at any given moment there's some horrible shit happening to someone in the world, right now. At the same time, there's some really great shit happening to someone else. The law of averages is... most guys are like you and me... nothing really great ever happens to us, but the good thing is nothing really horrible happens either.
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Really enjoyed it...
10 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

Endearing characters, good relationships, funny twists. Just shows what's possible in film without needing huge special effects in every scene. Robert Culp's performance is subtle and hilarious. The kid actor gives an amazing, non bad-actor- kid nuanced performance. Eric Fleming did an amazing job not only starring in this thing, but writing and directing it as well. Usually this is a recipe for disaster-- in independent film it's almost guaranteed to be a narcissistic, "me me me" suck-fest, but somehow-- miraculously-- Eric manages to create a film that is not all about him- it's about an ad hoc and unlikely *family* that emerges from absurd and very funny circumstances.

Great comic sensibility. Great ensemble. Oh, and I should also give props to Shawnee Smith... she's great in everything.

If you're lucky enough to have this film comes to your town, definitely check it out. It's the kind of movie you can show someone who's never seen an independent film before, because it's a great example of what can be done with a small budget and big talent.


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