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The Death and Life of Bobby Z (2007)

A DEA agent provides former Marine Tim Kearney with a way out of his prison sentence: impersonate Bobby Z, a recently deceased drug dealer, in a hostage switch with a crime lord.

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Kit
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Bobby Z
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Duke
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Boom Boom
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Macy
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Stanley (as Raymond Barry)
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Mexican Detective
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A DEA agent provides former Marine Tim Kearney with a way out of his prison sentence: impersonate Bobby Z, a recently deceased drug dealer, in a hostage switch with a crime lord. When the negotiations go awry, Kearney flees, with Z's son in tow. Written by Anonymous

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You can't out-run yourself. See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, some drug use, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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17 November 2007 (Japan)  »

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Bobby Z  »

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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Initially, the film was going to be released theatrically by Warner Bros., who have a first look deal with Millennium Films, but after the film tested poorly, WB decided to pass. Sony picked it up as a direct-to-video feature. See more »

Goofs

At 17:00 -18:00 Gruzsa, is handling a flat top M16, with no scope. Several shots have a green cross hair over his target, as if he is using a scope. See more »

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[first lines]
Jorge Escobar: [throwing down photo] This guy is perfect. His name is Tim Kearney, three-time loser from Palm Dale.
Tad Gruzsa: Definitely a resemblance. Family?
Jorge Escobar: Mom's dead, dad split.
Tad Gruzsa: Uncles, aunts, brothers, sister?
Jorge Escobar: Tim's an only child. On his own since he was 15.
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Thing About Me
Written by David Dearmon
Performed by Calvin Scott
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Unfair to be That Low-Rated
11 September 2015 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

That's another movie I couldn't make out why it is such low-rated. I think it should at least 6.3 or something. Its rating, which is now 5.9, is too low for itself. This might be misguiding for the people who haven't seen it yet. Watch it, you won't regret. Maybe, it may not be a 10/10 movie. But it's worth being seen. My view on it is clear. I had planned to rate it 8. But, towards the end of the movie, my view changed and the cases led me to rate 9. Furthermore, I don't remember that I have laughed that much since I watched Rush Hour franchise. Paul Walker's face of comedy was great. especially in a case at the last scenes of the movie. Its cast also consists of talented performers.


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