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Give 'em Hell Malone (2009)

A tough as nails private investigator (Malone) squares off with gangsters and their thugs to protect a valuable secret. Malone goes through hell to protect the information but he dishes some hell as well...

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Malone
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Boulder
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Evelyn
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Frankie the Crooner
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Murphy
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Pretty Boy
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Whitmore
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Matchstick
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Gloria
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Pencil Stache
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Eddie the Cheese (as Tom Olson)
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Sammy
Melody Deatherage ...
Nurse
Bart Heimburger ...
Clerk
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A tough as nails private investigator (Malone) squares off with gangsters and their thugs to protect a valuable secret. Malone goes through hell to protect the information but he dishes some hell as well...

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Hard to love... Harder to kill.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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25 July 2009 (USA)  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Malone's car is a 1952 Chop Top Buick Straight 8, primer black with red rims and white wall tires. Thomas Jane found that car just days before shooting began and had it shipped up to Spokane from Oxnard just in time to get it running like it used to be. See more »

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When Sammy is hit with the throwing knife it's stuck just below his heart on the left side of his chest. But in the next cut scene when Malone grabs Sammy in a close up scene the knife is stuck in the right side of his chest. See more »

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Frankie the Crooner: [from trailer] Suck my Sinatra.
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Give 'Em A Budget, Hollywood!
21 June 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I was recommended this movie some years ago. I never did have the heart to get around to it until now. Thomas Jane has been treated badly by the film industry, though he's quite the eccentric and not much of a scenester, so I'm always apprehensive as to the movies he does, especially after The Mutant Chronicles.

And then there's Russell Mulcahy, who despite some valiant efforts never did better than Highlander. In fact he's often gone the direction of career suicide.

Give 'Em Hell, Malone! is a modern day LA film noir and also very comic-book by nature. It features a few good actors and then those who should not be encouraged (Doug Hutchison).

Bringing up director Russell Mulcahy, someone whose movies became increasingly cheaper with the arrival of digital, the film often suffers the look of a crowd-funded Internet series, only the likes of Mortal Kombat Legacy had better stunt co-ordination considering many of its actors had considerably less experience than Tom Jane and Ving Rhames.

Despite this, the writing is its strong point and our leads do deliver (though I hate Hutchison with a passion and doubt he could act his way out of a sandwich board). Malone's relationship with his mother is a definite highlight and the stunning Elsa Pataky deserved more to work with than looking pretty.

Thomas Jane's Malone is reminiscent of classic Charles Bronson at times but uncannily feels and looks like Humphrey Bogart aside from the comic violence and trademark Jane chuckle fodder.

Not a bad film at all. It just deserved to look more professional and to be less rushed!


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