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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Freddie (Cameron Diaz) tells Jjaks a story about meeting Ann-Margret in Las Vegas when she was a child, showing Jjaks a necklace Ann-Margret had given her. Three years later, in Any Given Sunday (1999), Ann-Margret played Christina Pagniacci's (Diaz's) mother. 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: So, was it love or just...with Freddie?
Jjaks Clayton: Fuck off.
Sam: A good blowjob feels like love every time, right?
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Connections

Featured in Return to Edge City (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

How Does That Grab You, Darlin'?
Written by Lee Hazlewood
Performed by Nancy Sinatra
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Much better than reviewed here
9 January 2003 | by artzauSee all my reviews

This film suffers from being a hybrid between the Coen brothers and Quentin Tarantino in part. It's not violent or ironic enough to be a Joel Coen creation and not obscenity-laden or gory enough to be a Tarantino product. There is humor, however, in the bumbling of Vinny D'Onofrio's character and in Reeve's typically understated role. You get the idea the real "bad guy" in the film is the neglectful, dope-smoking mother who allows the older brother to brutalize and bully the younger. It's topped off with more goofiness with Aykroyd's Krazy Kop and Delroy Lindo's Gangsta role (I particularly liked the red hair gimmick). I missed this one when it came out and rented the video because I found the name, Feeling Minnesota, remindful of the Coen Brother's Raising Arizona. I found it very watchable and rather liked the ridiculous situations very dysfunctional people get themselves into. The only glitch seemed to be Cameron Diaz who at times seemed unsure what her character was all about. Still, there is much in this film to recommend it. I would ignore the more negative reviews found here: I've no idea what these people were expecting or wanting. Check this movie out for yourself and you decide.


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Details

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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