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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

Taglines:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,692,872, 12 July 1998
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

During the director's audio commentary, Peter O'Fallon and Wayne Allan Rice recall the creation of the son for the flashback scene in Max's mustan with Elise, which was "? written for the movie, due to budet constraints". They refer to the band as "? a uy named Frankie Blue, and no you can't buy the record because they decided not to do a record deal". The song is actually "Shattered" by Remy Zero, who have been together for 14 years and have released multiple albums. See more »

Goofs

The duct tape around Bartolucci changes its position almost from camera shot to camera shot. See more »

Quotes

[They let Charlie go]
Brett Campbell: What the fuck? I leave the room for two minutes and you guys roll over like 5 dollar whores! You have a drink with the guy and next thing you know he's best man at your wedding! What the fuck did he do when I was in the other room, sprinkle fairy dust up your skirts?
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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

Grandma's Hands
Written by Bill Withers
Performed by Bill Withers
Courtesy of Columbia Records by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Careful who your friends are ....
11 September 1999 | by rambowSee all my reviews

I was surprised with Suicide Kings. In the same spirit as Something Wild and The Usual Suspects, this movie is not about the end, but getting you there. The film is well told, keeping you on the edge wanting to know "who's on the inside". Unlike some movies where the wrap up at the end seems too improbable, this one works and works well.

I was unsure of what the movie would be like and so my expectations were low. At the end I had done an 180 degree turn. I was impressed. I look forward to watching this again and picking up on all the clues as to who was doing what and seeing the small details from the start.


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