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Mad Dog Time (1996)

With his boss in the madhouse, a mobster is temporary boss of the criminal empire just as vicious rivals threaten the control of the empire.

Director:

Larry Bishop

Writer:

Larry Bishop
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael J. Pollard ... Red Nash
Henry Silva ... Sleepy Joe Carlisle
Gabriel Byrne ... Ben London
Jeff Goldblum ... Mickey Holliday
Ellen Barkin ... Rita Everly
Gregory Hines ... Jules Flamingo
Angie Everhart ... Gabriella
Kyle MacLachlan ... Jake Parker
Billy Idol ... Lee Turner
Juan Fernández ... Davis (as Juan Fernandez)
Billy Drago ... Wells
Christopher Jones ... Nicholas Falco
Richard Dreyfuss ... Vic
Burt Reynolds ... 'Wacky' Jacky Jackson
Réal Andrews ... Clarke
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Storyline

Mob boss Vic returns to business from madhouse. Meanwhile his best and quickest assistant Mickey Holliday is having an affair with Vic's girl Grace Everly and, at the same time, with her sister Rita Everly. What will Vic do? Whom will he kill? Is he really insane and weak? Many other mobsters, including Jake Parker, WackyJacky Jackson and Ben London think he's not so powerful anymore and hope to take his place. Written by Sergey Ukladov <yook@glasnet.ru>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Bring your brains.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Trigger Happy See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,480, 10 November 1996, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$80,026, 17 November 1996
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

DTS | DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Joey Bishop, in his final film, played a character named "Mr. Gottlieb". Bishop's real name was Joseph Abraham Gottlieb. See more »

Quotes

Ben London: Vic's dead... That is, you wish he were dead. And after he gets out tomorrow, you'll wish you were dead. When he went into that hospital a month ago, I thought it was your run-of-the-mill nervous breakdown. But Vic... is sick, Mick. Vic is a sick prick, Mick.
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Connections

Referenced in A Good Day to El Topo Chico (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

I've Got the World on a String
Written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler
Performed by Frank Sinatra
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Genius.
30 January 2003 | by Swiss_TimSee all my reviews

A modern metaphor for heaven, based around a single concept : "What if god was a gangster?". Directed by the son of the legendary Joey Bishop, Larry B has done an outstanding job with an outstanding cast.

Vic (Richard Dreyfuss), absent gang boss of a mythical copless city is getting out of the loony bin. His chief lieutenants (Gabriel Byrne & Jeff Goldblum) are busy vying for power in his absence, and his rivals (Kyle MacLachlan, Burt Reynolds & Gregory Hines) are busy trying to take over the entire city.

Where is the metaphor I hear you ask? Let me start you off, Dreyfuss is god..


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