MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,425 this week

The Dukes (2007)

6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 379 users   Metascore: 46/100
Reviews: 22 user | 19 critic | 10 from Metacritic.com

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 »

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - Guardians of the Galaxy

In the latest episode of IMDb: What to Watch, Keith Simanton talks with director James Gunn and actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel about their movie Guardians of the Galaxy.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 605 titles
created 26 Oct 2011
 
a list of 1621 titles
created 02 Jun 2012
 
a list of 299 titles
created 14 Mar 2013
 
a list of 70 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 618 titles
created 4 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Dukes" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Dukes (2007)

The Dukes (2007) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Dukes.
7 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Boxboarders! (2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Two underdog surf dudes inadvertently invent a new sport, with outrageous results.

Director: Rob Hedden
Stars: James Immekus, Austin Basis, Michelle Alexis
One Last Ride (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

An emotionally gripping look at a man's personal battle to end a self-destructive path of compulsive gambling.

Director: Tony Vitale
Stars: Patrick Cupo, Robert Davi, Chazz Palminteri
Erasable You (1998)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A man hires an assassin to kill his money-grabbing first wife.

Director: Harry Bromley Davenport
Stars: Timothy Busfield, Jennifer Grant, Melora Hardin
LA Blues (2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Opening in a Hollywood parking lot on New Years Eve as a crowd gathers around an ambulance as a guy is being loaded in on a gurney, the story is told in flashback by one of the characters ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Gurvitz
Stars: Kevin Rahm, William Ragsdale, Dave Foley
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A wealthy high powered woman suffers a horrible tragedy after which she descends into substance abuse,turning her back on her family. She later discovers that someone close to her may be behind her subsequent abduction and kidnapping.

Director: Barbara Stepansky
Stars: Teri Polo, Chazz Palminteri, Tia Carrere
Mighty Fine (2012)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Joe Fine moves his family from Brooklyn to New Orleans, where his dreams and extravagance far exceed his means.

Director: Debbie Goodstein
Stars: Chazz Palminteri, Andie MacDowell, Jodelle Ferland
Boss of Bosses (TV Movie 2001)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The story of the rise and fall of the powerful New York City organized crime boss, Paul Castellano.

Director: Dwight H. Little
Stars: Chazz Palminteri, Angela Alvarado, Jay O. Sanders
One Eyed King (2001)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Residents of Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen attempt to balance family and friendship against the harsh street life that unfolds around them.

Director: Robert Moresco
Stars: William Baldwin, Dash Mihok, Justin Bradley
The Last Word (1995)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A journalist with solid mob connections falls for a stripper with a dark past. His best friend then drags him to L.A. with the intent of becoming movie men. But does real life and fiction ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Spiridakis
Stars: Timothy Hutton, Joe Pantoliano, Michelle Burke
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Will Wallace
Stars: G.W. Bailey, Thomas Calabro, William Zabka
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A teenage boy in the sixties lives with a foul-mouthed and slightly criminal mother who is having a love affair with her third cousin.

Director: Joe Pantoliano
Stars: Andy Garcia, Jason Schwartzman, Chazz Palminteri
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Patrick Sheane Duncan
Stars: Nicholas Cascone, Melora Hardin, Kimberley Kates
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Lou
Frank D'Amico ...
Armond
...
Murph
...
Aunt Vee
...
Diane
...
Toulio
...
Katherine
Joseph Campanella ...
Giovanni Zorro
...
Brion
...
Stephanie
...
Ray
...
Suzette
...
Brad
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The music was then , the time is now

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief sexuality and drug references
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 November 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ütött-kopott hírnév  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$26,157 (USA) (5 December 2008)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Robert Davi wrote the first draft of the script with James Andronica See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
GREAT FILM - I HIGHLY Recommend IT
27 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw The Dukes last week at the Chicago International Film Festival. I LOVED IT. I have watched a lot of classic Italian cinema and have seen American films that clearly try to capture the spirit of those films; This is the first one , in my humble opinion that DOES. It is such a charmingly, delightful , funny and heartfelt piece. The ensemble of actors play like a great Jazz band . The performances are real, nuanced, and touching. The humor comes out of human characters not hackneyed forced situations we see in a lot of films today. I laughed out loud so many times but from the humanness of the characters and situation not because of being manipulated into laughter like so many comedies. And this is the first and only film I know of that is dealing with the current economic crisis but does so not despairingly but with a message of HOPE. You will leave the theater feeling uplifted. The film was directed by Robert Davi ,this was his directorial debut and he does a fantastic job . I cannot recommend this film enough. Davi,(who also stars in the film) along with Chazz Palminteri and Peter Bogdanovich has put together a GREAT group of actors. A story for this time. Without going in depth, the film follows two cousins , Davi and Palminteri ,who are DOO -WOP singers . In the 1960s they were the biggest act around . The film takes place today and they are no longer what they once were and are trying to make ends meet. The analogies in the film are right on target. As we see the collapse of the economy and families trying to make ends meet this film speaks to those struggles of trying to redefine how we all make our living ..and survive ..I was brought to tears several times during the film some from that trieste feeling we have from life and others from a kind of joy and hope that you are left with at the end of this film


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
To those who voted 1 or 2 or 3 VMasina
Looking forward to this!!! tytianacs
i watched some of this movie being filmed detroit_9966
time for some pictures!!! VMasina
THE DUKES premiere!!! VMasina
Newport Beach premiere, I saw IT! drachir4
Discuss The Dukes (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?