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Kuffs (1992)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 10 January 1992 (USA)
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George Kuffs didn't finish high-school, just lost his job and his girlfriend who still is in college is pregnant. Since he can't see how he can support her, he thinks she is better off ... See full summary »

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Bruce A. Evans
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Slater ... George Kuffs
Milla Jovovich ... Maya Carlton
Ric Roman Waugh ... Hood (as Ric Waugh)
Steve Holladay Steve Holladay ... Hood
Chad Randall Chad Randall ... Hood
Clarke Coleman ... Hood
Leon Rippy ... Kane
Craig Benton Craig Benton ... Paint Store Owner
Ashley Judd ... Wife of Paint Store Owner
Bruce Boxleitner ... Brad Kuffs
Joshua Cadman ... Bill Donnelly
Mary Ellen Trainor ... Nikki Allyn
Aki Aleong ... Mr. Chang
Henry G. Sanders ... Building Owner
Dom Magwili Dom Magwili ... Restaurant Owner
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Storyline

George Kuffs didn't finish high-school, just lost his job and his girlfriend who still is in college is pregnant. Since he can't see how he can support her, he thinks she is better off without him. So he visits his elder brother, Brad, to squeze him for a loan so he can go to Brazil where there's a gold-rush going on. Unfortunately Brad is killed and George is suddenly the owner of Brad's "patrol special" district. Written by Lars J. Aas <larsa@colargol.edb.tih.no>

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When you have attitude - who needs experience?

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Acemi See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$21,142,815
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where Kuffs asks his trainer why they're running when they're going to drive most of the time, the cadets are all wearing sweatshirts with their last names on the front. One of those shirts has the last name "Gideon", a nod to co-writer/producer Raynold Gideon. See more »

Goofs

George leaves a tube of toothpaste on the hall tree in his apartment right before he answers the door. In the reverse shot, the toothpaste tube is gone. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Maya: [breathless] George...
George Kuffs: Uh huh.
Maya: I'm pregnant, George.
George Kuffs: Are you sure?
Maya: Yes.
George Kuffs: Well, how long?
Maya: Over 2 months.
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Alternate Versions

German video version is cut for violence (ca. 4 minutes) to secure a "Not under 12" rating. See more »


Soundtracks

She Takes My Breath Away
Written by Eddie Money, Marc Tanner, Dennis Morgan, Monty Byrom,
Gary Bromham
Performed by Eddie Money
Courtesy of COLUMBIA RECORDS, by arrangement with SONY
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An okay film with decent camp value, and added 90s nostalgic value 20 years later
19 March 2012 | by SeriousJestSee all my reviews

This film has decent camp value, which is actually helped by the passage of time, because it is now even more evident how ridiculous early-90s fashion was. Hence, the villain with the T-shirt of his own picture (which was actually a fad back then) is even more hilarious. Also, Evans took chances with creative camera shots and sound, and they paid off. This movie simultaneously pays homage to, and makes fun of, movies like Beverly Hills Cop...although Slater is not as funny or personable as Eddie Murphy. Jovovich, on the other hand, came across as very sweet and endearing, and looked very pretty...I wish she got more screen time. Hard to believe that was 20 years ago; she's aged well!

You should focus on the film's irony to really appreciate its value. It doesn't take itself too seriously, and neither should you. However, in the end, there were too many mediocre and unfunny (even in an ironic way) lines and moments to justify recommending that you spend time watching this movie. If you do get dragged into watching it, however, you probably won't hate it. It's just...okay.

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