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Mad Dog and Glory (1993)

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After his life is saved by a lonely cop, a mobster who moonlights as a stand-up comedian provides the cop with a beautiful young companion.

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John McNaughton

Writer:

Richard Price
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert De Niro ... Wayne 'Mad Dog' Dobie
Uma Thurman ... Glory
Bill Murray ... Frank Milo
David Caruso ... Mike
Mike Starr ... Harold
Tom Towles ... Andrew the Beater
Kathy Baker ... Lee
Derek Anunciation Derek Anunciation ... Shooter
Doug Hara Doug Hara ... Driver
Evan Lionel ... Dealer in Car
Anthony Cannata ... Pavletz
J.J. Johnston ... Shanlon
Guy Van Swearingen Guy Van Swearingen ... Cop
Jack Wallace ... Tommy the Bartender
Richard Belzer ... M.C. / Comic
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Storyline

Wayne Dobie is a shy police photographer who saves the life of crime boss Frank Milo. Greatful, Milo insists on being Wayne's friend, offering him the companionship of "Glory", one of his employees. Wayne is thus in a difficult situation: he can't be seen to be fraternising with criminals, and he's unsure about how to deal with Glory. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Taglines:

A cop who'd rather be an artist. A mobster who'd rather be a comic. And a woman who'd rather be anywhere but between them.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mad Dog och Glory See more »

Filming Locations:

Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$11,081,586
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Black and White | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

Wayne wears his class ring on his left hand, instead of his right hand which is the tradition. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dealer in Car: Yo fellas, what's up?
Driver: Same old same old.
Dealer in Car: I got meatballs, I got ready rocks, I got gumballs. Shit, I even got gas starter kits.
Shooter: Jumbos, two-twentys.
Dealer in Car: Two-twentys'll be 40.
Shooter: [flashing bills] You break this?
Dealer in Car: I ain't no cash machine.
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Connections

Features Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

That Old Black Magic
(1942)
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Louis Prima and Keely Smith
Courtesy of Capitol Records
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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Surprising casting, great acting, ambiguous message (and that's a good thing).
18 July 2006 | by freesharonSee all my reviews

If you don't like movies that are adequately summarized in a 20 second spot, if you do like to see actors work against stereotypical expectations and do it well, if you don't believe people or endings are all good or all bad and you're OK with that, this might be a movie you will want to add to your collection. DeNiro is doing the expected only in that he is practicing his patented shape shifting technique -- I found his characterization both believable and involving. Murray gives his first great serious performance -- who knew he could be menacing? Uma is hard to figure, in the way conflicted people often really are. David Caruso gives the most out-there performance I have seen from him, and in this movie it works. (I didn't know him in his first TV cop series, but this character is nothing like the one he plays in CSI Miami.) You might even find yourself rethinking what really happened, and liking that, too.


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