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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>

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Everybody's Going Out With a Bang! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Nick: This truth shit is fun! Does anybody else got anything to share with the group?
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Connections

Referenced in DVD-R Hell: Howard Cantour.com (2014) See more »

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Welcome To My World
Written by Ray Winkler and John Hathcock
Performed by Dean Martin
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Tart mobster story from the Elmore Leonard school
6 June 2005 | by RodMorganSee all my reviews

Hint number one - read the title as "the Time of the Mad Dog," or perhaps dogs. This is a pretty good ensemble piece (look at the cast and rent it - you know you're curious already), and first-time director Bishop gives them their chance, taking his time, letting the characters interact and chew the scenery as they wait - not enthusiastically - for the return of "the big boss" and whatever revenge ensues.

For some of us, the highlight is seeing Christopher Jones after his self-imposed exile from films; he remains a commanding film presence. And yes, with Christopher Jones, Larry Bishop and Richard Pryor involved, this IS the "Wild in the Streets" reunion party!


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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)

Gross USA:

$107,874

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$107,874
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DTS | DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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