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A criminal bides his time at a seedy motel, waiting for his boss after killing several men and making away with a mystery bag.

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A criminal bides his time at a seedy motel, waiting for his boss after killing several men and making away with a mystery bag.

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The cat's in the bag.

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Rated R for violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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20 March 2014 (Macedonia)  »

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$29,231 (USA) (28 February 2014)

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$48,817 (USA) (7 March 2014)
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The broccoli on Robert DeNiro's plate (on the plane) changes positions several times. See more »

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[first lines]
Jack: You want to tell me what this is all about? I mean, if you want me to protect this, don't you want me to know what it is?
Dragna: No, I don't.
Jack: Okay. Can I ask you a question?
Dragna: Go ahead.
Jack: In all due respect, why don't you just hire FedEx?
Dragna: Because I'm hiring you, Jack.
Jack: So, you want me to pick up this bag and bring it to you, and that's it?
Dragna: I want to pay you an exorbitant amount of money to get the bag and bring it to me.
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Written by Gary Clark Jr.
Performed by Gary Clark Jr.
Courtesy of Warner Brothers Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music group Film & TV Licensing
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Offbeat but very Enjoyable!
20 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Gritty, dark, moody, and somewhat offbeat, The Bag Man is an engaging crime thriller with a cast headed up by Robert De Niro and John Cusack. Equal parts Fifties film noir and Nineties hipster gangster film, the action in The Bag Man takes place around a seedy Louisiana motel in the middle of the night. John Cusack puts in a solid performance as the actual bag man while De Niro only appears for about 15 minutes but absolutely owns his performance as a ruthless, yet charmingly cultured crime boss. Rebecca Da Costa's performance as the femme fatale may not make her a star but it could lead to her getting the part that could make her a star. The film is dark, which lends to the gritty, edgy cool factor. The premise – get the bag, bring it to the motel, don't look inside, wait for the money – is simple, but effective enough to drive the story which has clever plot twists and bursts of over the top action.


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