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Best Men (1997)

The film opens with four tuxedo clad men showing up at a penitentiary to meet a friend who has just been released after three years in prison and is going straight from the jail to marry ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Cain ... Buzz
Andy Dick ... Teddy
Sean Patrick Flanery ... Billy
Mitchell Whitfield ... Sol
Luke Wilson ... Jesse
Fred Ward ... Sheriff Phillips
Raymond J. Barry ... Hoover
Drew Barrymore ... Hope
Brad Dourif ... The Vet
Tracy Fraim ... Cuervo
Art Edler Brown Art Edler Brown ... Carter
Jeff Phillips Jeff Phillips ... The Rookie
Biff Yeager ... Mayor Boar (as Biff Yaeger)
Kathryn Joosten ... Edie
Dee Maaske Dee Maaske ... Dorothy
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Storyline

The film opens with four tuxedo clad men showing up at a penitentiary to meet a friend who has just been released after three years in prison and is going straight from the jail to marry his girlfriend. En route to the wedding, one of the men asks to stop by a bank to pick up some cash. As it turns out, he is a wanted bank robber who uses Shakespeare passages during his robberies and thus has become known as "Hamlet". Soon all five men are caught up in the bank and involved in the robbery as they end up in a hostage situation. The hostage negotiator shows up who turns out to be Hamlet's father. As the men are all known to those being robbed, this quirky comedy takes a left turn as their hostages all work to support the men. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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A comedy thriller about four men, a wedding and everybody's funeral. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Independence See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The number of the bus they get on at the end is 2525, the same as in Speed (1994). See more »

Quotes

Buzz: I'm a Green Beret, I love my country and I'm gay.
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Connections

Spoofs Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) See more »

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The Riveter
Written by Marcus Barone
Performed by Marcus Barone
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If you like quirky comedic tragic films this is it
23 February 2003 | by Edward ScissorhandsSee all my reviews

Basically it's there in the subject. When I first rented this movie I thought "Oh sounds like it'll be a cute movie." Yes, I said "cute." So I took it home, put it in and let it play. What I got was a completely different experience than I was expecting, but very much welcome in the end. It's a movie about friendship, love, and ultimately sacrifice. While some of the cast may not be well known to the public, what I have seen most of them in as well as this movie, has been quite impressive. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who has enjoyed such films as "Thursday," "Pulp Fiction," or even Michael Mann's "Heat." One of the best ensamble casts since the recent "Ocean's Eleven," check it out. I give it FOUR out of FIVE STARS.


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