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A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.

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A struggling screenwriter (Colin Farrell) inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his friends (Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell) kidnap a gangster's (Woody Harrelson) beloved Shih Tzu. Written by Anonymous

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They Won't Take Any Shih Tzu. See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for strong violence, bloody images, pervasive language, sexuality/nudity and some drug use | See all certifications »

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12 October 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,174,915 (USA) (12 October 2012)

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$14,989,761 (USA) (14 December 2012)
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Songwriter/singer/Mogul Craig Braginsky (Craig Wilde) and Rock legend Axl Rose wrote their song in an hour by phone. They payed down the vocals on tracks Craig had programmed and Axl added on to. Craig knew Chris Walken from when they met in 1999 in regards to a Patrick McGoohan screenplay Craig and Patrick were doing. Axl Rose is a big fan of Walken. Colin Farrell sweetly gave his items from the film to Craig's now deceased son. See more »

Goofs

The type of flare gun Billy fires is clearly single charge - so Charlie Costello would know it was empty when Billy comes down from the rocks, with the flare gun at the dog's head. Unless Charlie brought spare flares that Billy found when quickly rummaging through the convertible - or Billy coincidentally brought flares with him. Both highly unlikely. See more »

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Zachariah: You didn't think I was what? Serious? You think I'm not serious just because I carry a rabbit?
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Featured in The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards (2013) See more »

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Dirty Dishes
Performed by Deer Tick
Written by 'John Joseph McCauley III' (as John McCauley III)
Courtesy of Partisan Records and Daytrotter
By Arrangement with Terrorbird Media
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Christopher Walken is brilliant
3 February 2013 | by (Ankara, Turkey) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie last week and I am still returning to re watch because it contains some of the most fascinating scenes I have ever watched.

I think the casting was very good. Sam Rockwell, who had already pulled off a slowly degrading and paranoid character living in moon alone, really succeeds in bearing the weight of the story. He is essentially causes almost all the progress single handedly and the parts really fit together.

Colin Farrell, who is a favorite of the director is another good flavor but I didn't really get impressed with his acting or his character. Because his character has almost no impact, he is dragged along to different situations and usually has no bearing in the movie. Maybe it supposed to represent the director in some level but it is very interesting to see the story teller who doesn't even realize how little control he has on his own story.

But I am mainly reviewing this title to praise Christopher Walken. Every one of is scenes are perfect, he is just brilliant. I have always liked him but I could never imagine that I would be impressed this much with his acting. I think the character is very interesting, his dialogs really fit the atmosphere and in general it was a very essential part of a good story.


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