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Feeling Minnesota (1996)

An ex-convict and his bumbling crook brother fight for the same woman.

Director:

Steven Baigelman

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keanu Reeves ... Jjaks Clayton
Cameron Diaz ... Freddie Clayton
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Sam Clayton
Delroy Lindo ... Red
Dan Aykroyd ... Det. Ben Costikyan
Courtney Love ... Rhonda the Waitress
Drew Desmarais Drew Desmarais ... Young Jjaks Clayton
Tuesday Weld ... Nora Clayton
Aaron Michael Metchik ... Young Sam Clayton
Russell Konstans Russell Konstans ... Joseph
David Alan Smith ... Detective Lloyd
Bill Schoppert Bill Schoppert ... Minister
Steve Ghizoni Steve Ghizoni ... Wedding Band Singer
Jack Walsh Jack Walsh ... Bob, at Gas Station
Buffy Sedlachek Buffy Sedlachek ... Gas Station Attendant
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Storyline

Freddie is a former stripper marrying Sam to repay a debt owed to nightclub owner Red. But Freddie is in love with Jjaks, Sam's brother. Jjaks and Freddie run off together, and Sam finds where they have been hiding and calls the cops. Meanwhile someone calls to blackmail Sam and Jjaks. In the end will it all work out? Written by crimekat@yahoo.com

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Taglines:

Just when she met the man of her dreams, along came her husband to ruin everything.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Feeling Minnesota's title was inspired by some lyrics in the Soundgarden song 'Outshined': "I just looked in the mirror/And things ain't looking so good/I'm looking California/And feeling Minnesota". The band's lead singer and the song's composer, Chris Cornell, revealed to Blender magazine in 2005 that his lawyer told him that they could sue the filmmakers, but Cornell didn't want to be part of that, he was embarrassed about his song inspiring the film's title. See more »

Goofs

In the first fight in the movie between Sam and Jjaks, Sam pulls a gun and aims it at Jjaks then Jjaks knocks it out of his hand. The gun Sam is holding when he aims it is a semi-automatic. But when Jjaks knocks it out of his hand the next thing seen is the gun flying and bouncing off the back of a chair and landing on the floor. The gun that comes to rest on the floor is a revolver. See more »

Quotes

Sam: He ain't heavy, he's my shit-head brother.
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Connections

Referenced in Bollywood Hero: Episode #1.1 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Looking At the World Through A Windshield
Written by Jerry Chesnut (as Jerry Chesnut) and Mike Hoyer
Performed by Son Volt
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Tarantino-esque?
20 September 2003 | by solidsnake2510See all my reviews

Watching this movie on running trait in all the characters stood out, their quirkiness. The strange slightly surreal and offbeat tone of the film was quite reminiscent of Tarantino's work. I loved this film, and thought the little laughs hidden in the film made me like it. I watched this with a couple of friends, they too liked it, but we each noticed and laughed at different things.

I also loved the constant twists and turns and changes to the dynamic of the story. It starts out as Freddy paying back a debt but changes into an affair on the road, then finding some stashed money, hiding from the cops, then hiding a murder and so on. Oddly despite all of these twists and turns I never got lost but was glued to my screen figuring out who's with who and who's looking out for who.

The fights between the two brothers, Sam (Vince D'Onofrio) and Jjax(Keanu Reeves) are some of the funniest things i have ever seen on screen. Reeves put in a good performance as a bumbling crook and D'Onofrio carries himself well as his childish brother. The ever angelic Diaz puts in a good show too. Lindo and Akroyd raised a few smiles too.

Don't pay any attention to the bad reviews here. They were just people looking for a ho-hum romantic comedy when instead they got a witty dark comedy.(My kind of film) 3.75/5


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Official Sites:

Fine Line Features

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Feeling Minnesota See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,598,051, 15 September 1996

Gross USA:

$3,124,440

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,124,440
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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