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Seven Psychopaths (2012)

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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:

Sedam psihopata  »

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Box Office

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,174,915, 14 October 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,024,049, 20 December 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,422,261, 20 December 2012
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Trivia

During the cancer ward visit, the announcement in the background calling for "Dr. Blair, Dr Jay Hamilton, Dr. Jay Hamilton" is a sound byte that's been used in a number of films and TV shows going at least as far back as 1986 when it was used in the Cosby Show. See more »

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Hans sits with his wife's bloodied head resting on his chest yet when he sits down opposite Charlie his shirt is clean. See more »

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Billy: He's a proper Christian. A proper old-time Christian. Not like these Fox News fucks.
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A surprise final scene interrupts the closing credits a few seconds after they start. See more »

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References Mystery Men (1999) See more »

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Mr Mud And Mr Gold
Performed by Townes van Zandt
Written by Townes van Zandt
Published by EMI United Partnership Ltd
Licensed courtesy of Capitol Records Ltd
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A story, about a story, distracted by a Shih-Tzu, with guns
6 October 2012 | by 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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