6.8/10
24,058
146 user 53 critic

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

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
2 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

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 ... Bernard
Bill Cobbs ... Malt
Marshall Bell ... Lt. Atwater
Glenn Plummer ... Baby Sinister
Don Stark ... Gus
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

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 »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$529,766
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Miramax,Woods Entertainment See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Screenwriter Scott Rosenberg created the distinctive slang-based vocabulary used by the characters in the film by mixing Vietnam slang and biker slang, and adding in some of his own original diction. See more »

Goofs

When Pieces meets Jimmy at the amusement park, he arrives and approaches bareheaded. When they part, he has a hat. See more »

Quotes

The Man With The Plan: Look at you. You got a lady?
Jimmy 'The Saint' Tosnia: No.
The Man With The Plan: That's 'cause you're hangin' out with the virus breeders, Jimmy: VB's. You in that yet? Bitin' the pillow?
Jimmy 'The Saint' Tosnia: No.
The Man With The Plan: You will. It's a liberal thing. One day you're saving the rainforest, the next, you're chuggin' cock. Am I wrong?
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

I Want Celeste To Burn
Performed by Skywalker Symphony Orchestra
Written by Alan Silvestri
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
Classic modern noir
25 November 2002 | by neiljonesSee all my reviews

I CAN imagine telling someone this film is 'a reputable film of inherently admirable qualities' - a wide-ranging score, sharp cinematography, a beautiful elegiac tone and a killer script all provide the foundations for one of the most surprising films I've seen. Andy Garcia's A-list performance is superbly supported by a host of brilliantly- cast characters, with Treat Williams, Christopher Lloyd and the malevolent

Christopher Walken outstanding.

The whole film just sits really well - all the small background details help the plot, flesh out the characters and culture or provide telling counterpoints to the situation.

Highly recommended, for those who like their films stylish, well-acted and

intelligent.


16 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 146 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed