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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.

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Black and White | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film began production in Chicago during the summer of 1991, which, coincidentally, was around the same time frame as Robert De Niro's latest film, Backdraft (1991) was released in theaters by the same studio that produced this film, Universal Pictures. See more »

Goofs

In the scene at the police station where Wayne is typing up a report while he talks to Frank, he uses white-out to correct a mistake. But since he's using a multi-part form, the typo would only be fixed on the top copy. 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

Referenced in Entertainment UK: Episode dated 16 December 1993 (1993) See more »

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Iceblink Luck
(1990)
Written by Elizabeth Fraser, Robin Guthrie and Simon Raymonde
Performed by Cocteau Twins
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De Niro and Murray playing against type
5 February 2014 | by smatysiaSee all my reviews

I suppose the best thing about this movie is Robert De Niro and Bill Murray both playing against type, and doing so very well. Uma Thurman was good also, looking very pretty even when also looking a bit mousy. I have never been a fan of David Caruso, but once you get past the fact that it is David Caruso, you can't help but enjoy the way he played his part. Long time character actor Mike Starr was sufficiently menacing while also showing a bit of a goofy side. Some people complained about this film being placed in the comedy genre, and that seems legitimate, but it is a film rather hard to characterize. You might call it a character study. It had amusing and wry moments, but it is hardly a comedy. Anyway it is an OK film, worth a look.


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