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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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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

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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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Gross USA:

$11,081,586
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Dolby

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Black and White | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of several collaborations of Martin Scorsese and Richard Price who had written the Scorsese directed The Color of Money (1986) and Scorsese's "Life Lessons" segment in New York Stories (1989). For the two Price-written movies Clockers (1995) and this movie, Scorsese acted only as Producer, and did not direct either movie. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Wayne is investigating the domestic dispute across the hall, the cop is wearing no top or pants, yet he pulls a badge from his person. 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 Law & Order (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Just a Gigolo
(1929)
Music by Leonello Casucci (as Leo Naello Casucci)
Lyrics by Irving Caesar (as Irving Caeser)
Performed by Louis Prima (together with "I Ain't Got Nobody")
Courtesy of Capitol Records
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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25 June 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Mad Dog and Glory (1993)

**** (out of 4)

A lonely and wimpy cop (Robert DeNiro) saves the life of a mobster (Bill Murray) so as a thank you gift the mobster gives the cop a thank you present for a week in the form of Glory (Uma Thurman). The two eventually fall in love but since she's still the gangster girl there's going to be a problem with the cop trying to keep her. I still remember when this film was released as it got all sorts of very good reviews but it didn't really catch an audience, which is a real shame but the bigger shame is that it still hasn't become too well known even after fifteen years. To me this is one of the best comedies of the decade and a film that gets better with each new viewing. What makes this comedy so special is that we get two great actors changing their roles and playing the opposite of what we're use to seeing them do. I also think this is one of DeNiro's greatest performance just because of how fun he is here. We're use to seeing him play dark and tormented characters so it's great fun seeing him at the opposite end of the pole and playing a real wimp who really can't do anything right. Murray is downright wonderful in the role of the mobster who wants to be a comic. Murray's comic timing hits all the right notes and he even manages to come off threatening in the scenes where he has to try and rough up DeNiro. Thurman is easy on the eyes and comes off very well. Supporting players David Caruso, Mike Starr, Kathy Baker and Tom Towles also shine in their moments. Starr isn't very well known but he's always been one of my favorite character actors and his brand of comedy adds a lot of great scenes to the film. All of the comedy leads to a wonderful street fight at the end when DeNiro finally snaps and becomes the "Mad Dog", which is a hilarious sequence and in my opinion one of the best street fights in any movie. After seeing DeNiro's character being bullied the entire film, to finally see him snap was very exciting and funny.


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