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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.

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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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They can die quickly. They can die slowly. But they must die! See more »

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Crime | Drama

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

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1 December 1995 (USA)  »

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Asuntos pendientes antes de morir  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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$529,766
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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

During the movie, they refer to the hit man killer as "Mr. Shush" (it even says as much in closed captions) - yet in the credits and chapter section, he is called "Mr. Shhh". See more »

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Easy Wind: Franchise, my brother from another mother!
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Features Young Nurses in Love (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Step It Up
Performed by Stereo MCs
Written by Rob Birch (as Robert Birch) and Nicholas Hallam (as Nicholas Hoffman)
Courtesy of Island Records Ltd.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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Overlooked crime flick
7 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

"Things to Do in Denver... When You're Dead" is a smart little crime flick that may not add anything to the genre but is an enjoyable ride. Andy Garcia is thoroughly charming as the honourable Jimmy the Saint who is under increasing time pressure to fix things before his crew get killed for a botched job. Other cast members also put in good performances, while if you are a fan of Steve Buscemi this film probably contains his "coolest" work to date.

"Things to Do..."'s greatest flaw is its slow exposition. It takes a while for things to get moving, by which time you may be questioning why you are watching this movie. Stick with it - "Things to Do in Denver... When You're Dead" is a crime film worth watching.


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