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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.

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Larry Bishop

Writer:

Larry Bishop
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen Barkin ... Rita Everly
Gabriel Byrne ... Ben London
Richard Dreyfuss ... Vic
Jeff Goldblum ... Mickey Holliday
Diane Lane ... Grace Everly
Burt Reynolds ... 'Wacky' Jacky Jackson
Larry Bishop ... Nick
Joey Bishop ... Mr. Gottlieb
Kyle MacLachlan ... Jake Parker
Angie Everhart ... Gabriella
Henry Silva ... Sleepy Joe Carlisle
Michael J. Pollard ... Red Mash
Gregory Hines ... Jules Flamingo
Billy Idol ... Lee Turner
Billy Drago ... Wells
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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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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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Trivia

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

Quotes

Mickey Holliday: Hi, Lee.
Lee Turner: Fuck you!
Mickey Holliday: I've heard some nice things about you.
Lee Turner: I don't give a flying fuck what you've heard!
Mickey Holliday: If there is anything I can do to make your stay in town more comfortable...
[removing gun from shoulder holster and placing it on the table]
Mickey Holliday: please don't hesitate to ask.
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Two of a Kind (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Something's Gotta Give (End Credits)
Written by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Royal Crown Revue
Produced by Ted Templeman
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Gabriel Byrne steals the show ...
5 October 2003 | by shellemkSee all my reviews

... his version of "My Way" is hysterical (especially after I read somewhere that he truly thought - before he heard himself later - that it was Paul Anka that was out of tune and not himself!) and he gets all the best lines. That said, I thought Jeff Goldblum was also excellent - more understated than the rest of the characters which was a good foil for them.

The film is just simply great fun. It's not a classic, clever masterpiece of its time, but it is immensely enjoyable and well worth seeing at least once.


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