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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

Roger Ebert hated this movie, testifying that it was "the first movie I have seen that does not improve on the sight of a blank screen viewed for the same length of time." See more »

Quotes

Mickey Holliday: [after Ben has been fatally shot next to a piano] I judge a man's life by the way he dies, Ben. Your life was, uh, one note.
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Halloween: Resurrection (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

My Way
Written by Paul Anka, Gilles Thibaut, Jacques Revaux and Claude François
Performed by Paul Anka and Gabriel Byrne
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Enjoyable Film; See it for yourself
25 June 2004 | by CinemaBillSee all my reviews

Why this film was savaged when it was released is beyond me. It's a comedy for Pete's sake, not Macbeth. I'll admit the structure is a little strange and the characters are quirky to say the least. But it reminds me of Barton Fink in style. Maybe you have to be in a certain mood to really enjoy it. But give it a chance. There's a bit of everything here; Henry Silva doing a great Burt Reynold's laugh right to Burt's face; Ellen Barkin as sexy and nutty as ever; Richard Dreyfuss as the manic mob boss; and last but not least Gabriel Byrne as the flunky who would be king. Maybe I'm mistaken, but I think the critics got this one waaaay wrong. So, watch it and make up your mind.


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