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Lesser Prophets (1997)

The police have three bookies under surveillance, but they escape and set up shop elsewhere. By chance, one of the police finds them; instead of turning them in, he demands money that his ... See full summary »

Director:

William DeVizia

Writer:

Paul Diomede
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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Badalucco ... Charlie
Zachary Badalucco Zachary Badalucco ... Charlie's Son
Amy Brenneman ... Annie
Dayton Callie ... Bernie
Suzanne Costollos Suzanne Costollos ... Honey (as Suzanne Costallos)
Sybil Darrow ... Pharmacist (as Sybil Temchen)
George DiCenzo ... Jerry
Paul Diomede ... Cheddar Fry
Mark Ethan ... Gambler
Larry Fleischman Larry Fleischman ... Dick
Hank Flynn Hank Flynn ... Uniform Cop
Ryan D. Gerber Ryan D. Gerber ... Mikey
Scott Glenn ... Iggy
James Hanlon ... Plain Clothes Cop
Steve Harris ... Giant Black Man who throws brick
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The police have three bookies under surveillance, but they escape and set up shop elsewhere. By chance, one of the police finds them; instead of turning them in, he demands money that his brother, now a suicide, had lost to them. An odd guy named Leon, not entirely compus mentus, knows one of the bookies, brings them a tip on a sure thing, and they bet the farm. Meanwhile, Leon has befriended a kid in the next apartment whose mom is abused by her husband, who himself is carrying on some mysterious thievery. The cop, the bookies, the thief, his wife, and Leon's mistakes and good heart all come together in an ending with murder and money. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong language, and for violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gatans lag See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3 Full Frame
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Dennis Hopper, Sheryl Lee, and Jimmy Smits were offered parts. See more »

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Goofy plot and bad acting.
16 January 2000 | by philippa-4See all my reviews

I rented this video because of the impressive casting, thinking it might be an amusing gem. Ha! As I watched, I thought....this movie must have been made a long time ago- like before these guys ever had acting lessons. Boy was I surprised to find out that this movie was made in 97, well after most of the actors had good reputations and choice roles. I guess this proves that bad directing can make even the best actors look pretty terrible. I rated this movie a 3. It did have a little bit of witty dialogue and it was kind of fun to watch famous, well known actors be so awful, in a perverse kind of way.


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