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The Dukes (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 14 November 2008 (USA)
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The Dukes,(Chazz Palminteri and Robert Davi) a Doo Wop group, were on top of the world at 17, now are struggling for survival in 2008. Their manager (Peter Bogdanovich) is desperately ... See full summary »


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The Dukes,(Chazz Palminteri and Robert Davi) a Doo Wop group, were on top of the world at 17, now are struggling for survival in 2008. Their manager (Peter Bogdanovich) is desperately trying to get them work but is met with failure at every turn. Finally pushed to the extreme , they pull a heist only a fool would attempt, which leaves them even more desperate. When all seems lost, they find themselves. Underneath the laughter, "The Dukes" is a film that explores the intricacies of re-defining yourself; not only dealing with lost fame but applies to anyone whoever found themselves at the bottom of the mountain looking up where they once were; and how ,in changing times, to hold onto your true self Written by Bob Byers

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The music was then , the time is now


Comedy | Crime | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief sexuality and drug references


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Release Date:

14 November 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ütött-kopott hírnév  »

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Opening Weekend:

$6,067 (USA) (14 November 2008)


$26,157 (USA) (5 December 2008)

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1.85 : 1
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Robert Davi wrote the first draft of the script in 1986. He was inspired to write it after working with 1960s rock star Jay Black in Contract on Cherry Street (1977). See more »

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A well told story
23 November 2007 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

In this day and age of computer generated imagery and stunts above and beyond belief it is so very refreshing to see a film where the actors are allow to act. In this timeless turn by Mr. Davi nothing was placed in front of telling a good story and telling a good story well. Put on top of a good story some fantastic music that does not overwhelm but enhance and you have the recipe for success. This film follows that recipe to a "T". It would be a wonderful turn to see Hollywood take a lesson from Mr. Davi and get back to the art of story telling, and out of the business of shocking us into forgetting that there is no story. Kudos to the actors for their excellent performances and Bravo Mr. Davi for getting the job done and turning a good idea into a brilliant film.

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