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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Buzz
... Teddy
... Billy
... Sol
... Jesse
... Sheriff Phillips
... Hoover
... Hope
... The Vet
... Cuervo
Art Edler Brown ... Carter
Jeff Phillips ... The Rookie
... Mayor Boar (as Biff Yaeger)
... Edie
Dee Maaske ... Dorothy
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The film opens with 4 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 girl friend. 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 »


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Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »
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17 October 1997 (USA)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Jesse: So, how's Mary?
Teddy: Oh, she hates me.
Jesse: Maybe it's just a phase... her hating you.
Teddy: Uh, huh... Oh no, she's pretty much hated me since the day I got her pregnant.
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References Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) See more »

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Burn To Shine
Performed by Ben Lee
Written by Ben Lee
Produced by T Bone Burnett
Engineered and Mixed by Patrick McCarthy
Courtesy of Grand Royal Records
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The tears kept coming
27 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

I really like this movie. The actors fit the characters perfectly and the plot was unique. It would have been even more great to find out more about the characters but other than that i really enjoyed it. What was really fantastic is how all the friends were so different from each other but the fit so well. I can understand that this movie wasn't really deep, but life isn't always like that. The movie certainly took some surprising turns, well at least in the characters they were bringing into the plot. the overall feeling of the movie was really sentimental, dealing in the fact that these guys lives had been rough but they were still willing to go on, and the end really interesting if a little sad. But it just goes to show that some people don't go down without a fight.


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