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Suicide Kings (1997)

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A group of youngsters kidnap a respected Mafia figure.

Director:

Peter O'Fallon

Writers:

Josh McKinney (screenplay), Gina Goldman (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Watson Mark Watson ... Doorman
Christopher Walken ... Carlo Bartolucci / Charlie Barret
Denis Leary ... Lono Veccio
Nina Siemaszko ... Jennifer
Jay Della Jay Della ... Bartender (as Jay Fiondella)
Henry Thomas ... Avery Chasten
Sean Patrick Flanery ... Max Minot
Nathan Dana Aldrich ... Marcus (as Nathan Dana)
Jay Mohr ... Brett Cambell
Jeremy Sisto ... T. K.
Frank Medrano ... Heckle
Brad Garrett ... Jeckyll
James Peter 'JP' O'Fallon Jr. James Peter 'JP' O'Fallon Jr. ... Kid #1
Nicholas Huttloff Nicholas Huttloff ... Kid #2
Trent Bross Trent Bross ... Maitre D'
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Storyline

Ex-mob boss Christopher Walken is kidnapped by a group of four kids in a haphazard attempt at paying the ransom for another, separate kidnapping. Complexities arise as the group cannot seem to do anything right. Written by Wells Oliver <s0ewoliv@titan.vcu.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Their plan was perfect... they weren't.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language, and for some nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asi in suicid See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$558,081, 19 April 1998

Gross USA:

$1,740,156

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,740,156
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The shot on TV with Heckel and Jeckel in the apartment is actually a snippet from Reservoir Dogs (1992). This is because the director could only use stock from other films owned by Artisan Entertainment. See more »

Goofs

In the last scene when Bartolucci is talking to Elise the sun casts a shadow of his hat on the right side of his face. In the next shot there is no shadow. The sun has clearly set. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Barret: I'm bleeding to death. Humor me.
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Crazy Credits

The credits run like scratched up film is going through a projector (similar to the beginning of the film). The movie ends/post credits with this scratched film burning up and melting. See more »

Connections

References Two-Lane Blacktop (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Martinis At Eight
Written by Johnny Reno
Performed by Johnny Reno
Courtesy of Menthol Records under license by Justice Music Corporation
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First We Bicker!!
18 February 2006 | by edwinalarrenSee all my reviews

This movie exemplifies the praise a movie gets by virtue of the plethora of outstanding acting talent it possesses!! Christopher Walken could have coasted on his credentials in the elitist Hollywood venue after his performance in "Deer Hunter" but, he decided not do that!! He combines psychotic reasoning with deliberate hostility, you the movie viewer may take your pick as to what you prefer!! Either way, he is sensational in every movie he stars in !!! Denis Leary (The former Cop) always seems to make his point very clearly with a gun and/or a lethal object!! Jay Mohr has a flippant demeanor towards his roles no matter how serious these roles are!! This acting mode of his makes him very effective!! He is wonderful at engaging in degrading condescension and intellectual obviation of anyone he perceives as his adversary!!!Anything that has to be accomplished in a role, Jay Mohr seems to carry it off and flawlessly!! The list of all other actors in this movie merely epitomizes the superb acting talent in "Suicide Kings"..Very few films exude such acting ability!!

The movie starts out with an amateurishly orchestrated kidnapping attempt which is used as a defense strategy to abort another kidnapping!! It is a proverbial case of the adolescent's version of an eye for an eye!! This convoluted logic serves as a dementedly lingering discontentment for a bunch of educated pipsqueaks!! The bottom line on this whole charade is that there is little or no organization for the expedition of this particular kidnapping!! Mutilation of Christopher Walken's finger serve as a cry for attention!! It really does not work, of course, this is the movies, not real life!! The intensity of emotions in this film makes everything cohesive in terms of what depraved mixes of irrationality prevail in these affluent derelict's lives!!

I thought the acting was fantastic in this film, and it was a simple plot outline of age and experience winning out over precocious recreation with criminal chicanery!! Everything was an argument..there were more issues out there besides a kidnapping!!! Criminal doubts and insecurities are always depicted in movies like these, just not so succinctly!! This movie illustrates how ideological disagreement with a prevailing situation does not sufficiently justify engaging in a felony!! I thought this film was excellent!!!


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