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A self help author is hunted by thugs who believe the writer holds millions of dollars in diamonds stolen by his dead fiancée.

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A self help author is hunted by thugs who believe the writer holds millions of dollars in diamonds stolen by his dead fiancée.

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A writer, torn between two lovers is hunted by spies in search of stolen diamonds. See more »


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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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27 August 2009 (Israel)  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)
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Goofs

In the scene where Christian Slater has been beaten up and goes back to his hotel to clean up, the wounds have switched sides of his face. Forehead cut moves from right to left and nosebleed from left to right. See more »

Quotes

Wes Wilson: Cops. And I've got the murder weapon... perfect.
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References Miller's Crossing (1990) See more »

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Tip of My Tongue
Written by David Swirsky
Published by Babycat Music (BMI)/
DeMartini Music (BMI)
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Action Comedy Fun
2 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As an action comedy this film is fun. The DVD cover and the serious sounding corny title promises a harder edged action piece possibly disappointing some fans of Slater and Gooding Jr. in this while the film itself wants to be some kind of dark comedy. Right from the opening animated credits to the outrageous premise and goofy characters it says to me "dark comedy" why would anyone take this story seriously. Judging from the more whimsical original DVD cover art viewable elsewhere on the internet the seriousness might have been an afterthought a marketing ploy. The mixing of comedy and drama can be a risky proposition and best handled by experts with big budgets. Its the actors that make this film worth seeing and entertaining enough as a DVD rental. I give it the benefit of rating it as a dark action comedy with a 7.5 out of 10.


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