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The Real Thing (1996)

Livers Ain't Cheap (original title)
R | | Action, Crime | January 1996 (USA)
Rupert is a small time crook trying to do the right thing. But when his younger brother gets in trouble and needs a new liver, Rupert gets together his old gang and they plan a heist on New... See full summary »

Director:

James Merendino

Writers:

Rustam Branaman (story), James Merendino
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Russo ... Rupert Little
Jeremy Piven ... John
Fabrizio Bentivoglio ... Alfredo Donati
Robert LaSardo ... Eric Fidel
Ashley Laurence ... Carla
Emily Lloyd ... Lisa Tuttle
Dave Buzzotta ... James Little
Rod Steiger ... Victor
Patrick Gallagher ... Dexter (as Pat Gallagher)
Esai Morales ... Collin
Gary Busey ... Foreman
Max Perlich ... Tom
Barbara Nickell Barbara Nickell ... Bartender
Scott Lowy Scott Lowy ... Bouncer #1
Jimmy Steger Jimmy Steger ... Bouncer #2
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Rupert is a small time crook trying to do the right thing. But when his younger brother gets in trouble and needs a new liver, Rupert gets together his old gang and they plan a heist on New Years Eve. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Action | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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LAC, LP, LACCP See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Rented tape at Blockbuster on 3/3/99
4 March 1999 | by Mark BrunoSee all my reviews

Unfortunately, I thought that this film was a real TURKEY. I rented it because the credits listed Gary Busey and Rod Steiger. Gary Busey had a bit part and Rod Steiger exited suddenly. The ending was predictable. The special effects were lacking. I feel that I wasted my money on the rental fee.

Maybe this movie would appeal to someone, but alas, not me. My wife slept through the whole movie.


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