Live Free or Die (2006)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  11 March 2006 (USA)
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Lackluster criminals look to pull a job in the Granite State.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marcus (as Peter Tambakis)
Jeff Lagrand
Jeffrey Maroun ...
Cashier (as Jeffrey J. Maroun)
Todd Thomas
Chief Monson
Lt. Putney
Tracy M. Smith ...
Sharon (as Tracy Smith)
Adam LaFramboise ...


It's not the crime, it's the cover-up. In small-town, hard-scrabble New Hampshire, foul-mouthed all-talk slacker John "Rugged" Rudgate fancies himself a criminal. When a local plumber stares him down at a pub, Rugged vows revenge, pouring brake fluid in the man's water supply. When the man dies from unrelated causes, Rugged and his side-kick, the even dimmer Jeff, try to cover up what they think is murder. One bad decision begets another. Written by <>

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The criminal mind is a terrible thing to waste See more »


Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for pervasive language including sex references | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

11 March 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Zeis eleftheros i pethaineis...  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$8,875 (USA) (30 March 2007)


$12,706 (USA) (6 April 2007)

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1.85 : 1
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The kid who reports buying stolen speakers to the police identifies himself as "Todd Thompkins" in the movie, but is listed as "Todd Thomas" in the credits. See more »


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13 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Taste is a funny thing. What one person considers hilarious may well leave another person desperately wishing for something else...anything else. I've seen a lot of indie movies claiming to be "hilarious", and left them depressed, wondering where the comedy actually was.

This movie actually tickled my funny-bone on more than one occasion. I don't think the "mass of men" would have the necessary twist-of-sensibility to appreciate the often subtle comedic aspects of it, and that's just a fact of life. It doesn't mean the detractors are lacking in just means that everybody has his/her own unique taste.

That said, I found this movie to be quite a fun ride. Paul Schneider, I admit, was the great big selling point for me. Every scene he was in made me giggle, and, on occasion, roll upon the floor grasping my sides. Low humor? Maybe, but not entirely.

The rest of it was funny for me in a somewhat cerebral way, possibly. I'm a fan of good, clever, sly, ironic writing, and "Live Free or Die" was certainly chock full of that. Anyway, if your sense of humor tends towards the off-beat, you might want to give this little fire-cracker of a movie a try. You won't regret it.

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