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Three losers, Eddie, Lucas and Mamet, are sent to collect some debt at a remote farm. But the thugs there are too hard for them, and they are humiliated. They return for revenge, it gets ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Goldman
... Richard Lucas
... Mamet
... Horace Burke
... Easy Gary
Joseph Griffin ... Mickey Burke
Derek Ritschel ... Kevin Janey
Bill MacDonald ... Becker (as William MacDonald)
... Crystal
... Lucy
Jack Duffy ... Jimmy
... Howard
... Francis
... Gwen
... Thug Leader -Marty
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Three losers, Eddie, Lucas and Mamet, are sent to collect some debt at a remote farm. But the thugs there are too hard for them, and they are humiliated. They return for revenge, it gets out of hand, ends with a bloodbath and they are left with a big amount of cocaine. The drugs belong to local mob boss Horace Burke, who sends his son to find them. Cops are also after them. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong violence, sexuality, language and drug content | See all certifications »
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6 March 1998 (USA)  »

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John L'Ecuyer was originally signed to direct. See more »

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Referenced in Men with Brooms (2002) See more »

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Performed by Blessed Ethel
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Pretty good, of its type
22 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

The basic plotline could apply to hundreds of movies: a couple of regular guys get mixed up in the world of drug dealers and guns, to their peril. There are only so many twists and turns a screenwriter or director can throw into such a story, so this isn't exactly the kind of film that will change the world. But the performances are excellent (especially Callum Keith Rennie, playing the sad, sweet, tragic mental case so well you can practically see the thoughts in his sleepy eyes), the script and art direction are just fine, and the overall level of suspense is perfect. The viewer will know his own tolerance for violence and profanity--there's quite a bit of both, but not so much that I found them distracting. Plenty of shots are fired, but no one is turned into bullet hamburger like you see in some movies. All in all, a good entry in the B-movie shoot-em-up crime genre, and especially watch out for CKR.


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