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Columbus Day (2008)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  26 June 2010 (Spain)
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A thief tries to fix the damage done during the biggest heist of his career.

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A thief tries to fix the damage done during the biggest heist of his career.

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Taglines:

A Brilliant Thief. His Final Heist. The Score of a Lifetime. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for some violence and language | See all certifications »
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26 June 2010 (Spain)  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Although the film was conceived of as an indie drama, when producer Elie Samaha took control of the film, he attempted to change the film to fit the action genre. Samaha recut the film against the wishes of the director and cast. This included shooting new action scenes. Since Val Kilmer refused to shoot these new scenes, Samaha used a stunt double to play the part of Kilmer. There are now two versions of the film: The director's cut (a quiet, character-based drama intended for film festivals like Sundance), and Samaha's action-based cut, intended for a video release in Eastern Europe. See more »

Goofs

Most readily apparent during close ups of Johnny inserting coins into the pay phone, beginning with the phone call that Johnny makes to Manny to warn him, and subsequent call, the type of pay phone Johnny is using, changes repeatedly from one that has the coin slot towards the left side and the coin return lever to the right side, to the type that has the coin slot to the extreme right and the return lever towards the center and back again. See more »

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Antoine: Do you have gaydar?
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Mamma Tell Me
Written by Michael Wolff
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How Did This Script Win Anything?
24 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

No offense, this movie has lots of problems mostly with the writing. I don't know what exactly happens except that Val Kilmer's character walks around Echo Park in Los Angeles, California with a briefcase. He befriends, Antoine, an African American boy, off from school for the holiday. Val's character makes constant phone calls to his ex-wife Alice (played by Marg Helgenberger); his adult daughter in Florida; Wilmer Valderamma's character; and his girlfriend. I only saw this movie because a favorite actor of mine, Michael Muhney, plays Detective Daniels in the film. It's a small supporting part. The setting of the park in Los Angeles is quite lovely to look at on screen. The film was shot entirely on location in Los Angeles, California and probably on a low budget. I wonder how bad the other screenplays were. While I believe the strongest aspect of the film is the Antoine friendship with Val's character. I still don't know what happened at the end.


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