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Seven Psychopaths (2012)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  12 October 2012 (USA)
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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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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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 »

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Billy: Okay, here we go. Exterior. Cemetery. Night. The shoot-out. Yeah! The Jack O' Diamonds is waiting there with Bonny, and he's arranged to give him back and have this whole thing end because all he really wants is peace. You know, like Gandhi or Jesus or that other guy. Anyway, he's waiting there for the Mafia boss, who's agreed to show up alone and unarmed. But, yeah, guess what?
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Berlioz: Strophes'Premiers transports que nui n'oblie.
[Roméo et Juliette, Op.17 - Version with original parts. - Part 1]
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A story, about a story, distracted by a Shih-Tzu, with guns
6 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My friends and I went to the San Diego film festival this past week and were fortunate enough to get into an early screening of Seven Psychopaths, by Martin McDonagh. The film was very satisfying to me personally, weaving an original story around rich characters. Story is something that I take into great consideration when viewing a film as it has lost a foothold in many films today. In terms of presentation, I felt this movie to be a combination of Guy Richie, Quentin Tarantino, and The Coen Brothers. It's hilarious, dark, gripping, precise, quirky, demented, gory, and British. The frequent narration and character introduction of the movie gives it a constantly evolving lure and makes you feel like you're sitting by a camp fire listening to something unfold. Even though their is a thick layer of narration and Peckinpah darkness, it's fun as hell, with the acting a huge aspect of that; if you want to experience a great story, that discovers a point to the whole mess these characters undertake, and have a blast at the same time, then go see this awesome movie!


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