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Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995)

Five different criminals face imminent death after botching a job quite badly.

Director:

Gary Fleder

Writer:

Scott Rosenberg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Garcia ... Jimmy 'The Saint' Tosnia
Christopher Lloyd ... Pieces
William Forsythe ... Franchise
Bill Nunn ... Easy Wind
Treat Williams ... Critical Bill
Jack Warden ... Joe Heff
Steve Buscemi ... Mister Shhh
Fairuza Balk ... Lucinda
Gabrielle Anwar ... Dagney
Christopher Walken ... The Man with the Plan
Michael Nicolosi Michael Nicolosi ... Bernard
Bill Cobbs ... Malt
Marshall Bell ... Lt. Atwater
Glenn Plummer ... Baby Sinister
Don Stark ... Gus
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Storyline

Jimmy the Saint's business is videotaping the terminally-ill, so that they will be around to give 'Afterlife Advice' to their survivors. He hasn't been doing too well lately and has had to turn to loan-sharks to accomodate his failing business, as well as his expensive personal tastes. When an evil gangster-overlord buys up his note and demands a favor of Jimmy, in exchange for the interest that he can't afford, Jimmy capitulates. Jimmy is to scare someone for the gangster-overlord--really rough them up. Without giving too much away (spoiler), the scene goes down badly and Jimmy and his crew all end up with contracts on their heads for their trouble. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Protect. Love. Honor. Avenge. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong graphic violence and language, and for brief images of a sex film | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asuntos pendientes antes de morir See more »

Filming Locations:

Denver, Colorado, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,108, 3 December 1995

Gross USA:

$529,766

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$529,766
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

According to Jenny McCarthy during an interview on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993), Christopher Walken "smelled like formaldehyde" and nibbled from an apple that had turned brown which he kept in his pocket. See more »

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Quotes

Mister Shhh: You have a choice; you can tell me where Earl Denton is, or you can tell it to the worms.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Pistolgrip-Pump
Performed by Volume 10
Written by Dino Hawkins, Nick Vidal, Eric Vidal, Roger Troutman
Courtesy of MCA Records
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"More Bounce To The Ounce"
Performed by Zapp
Written by Roger Troutman
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Inventive Thriller
7 September 1998 | by RASTA-4See all my reviews

This is an excellent film that has interesting characters, a tricky plot line and alot of cool phrases/sayings. This is a movie critizied for copying Pulp Fiction, but it's not the same kind of movie. It's script was made before Pulp Fiction and is more complex then Pulp fiction. Steve Buscemi is a standout in the cast as a deadly hitman named Mr. Shh, and also noticeable is Treat Williams who is the psychotic Critical Bill. This is a totally original film that should be recognized and talked about, it only had bad timing on it's release.


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