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Frogs for Snakes (1998)

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Eva is a legit actress, who also does debt collecting jobs on the side for her ex-husband, loan shark Al. She doesn't want to go on with collecting, but Al asks her to do one last job, finding a missing $600,000 stolen from him by Flav.

Director:

Amos Poe

Writer:

Amos Poe
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
José Rafael Arango José Rafael Arango ... Doorman (as Jose Rafael Arango)
Nicole Arlyn ... Flo (as Nikki Arlyn)
David Cale ... Jim
Nick Chinlund ... Iggy Schmurtz
Robbie Coltrane ... Al Santana
David Deblinger ... UB
Anthony DeSando ... Rilke
John DiMaggio ... Jersey Kid
Harry Hamlin ... Klench
Ian Hart ... Quint
Barbara Hershey ... Eva Santana
Zak Kerkoulas Zak Kerkoulas ... Augie Santana
John Leguizamo ... Zip
Linda Mancini Linda Mancini ... Bartender
Lisa Marie ... Myrna L'Hatsky
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Storyline

A group of unemployed theater actors survive by working as illegal money collectors. The loan shark they are working for owns an Off-Broadway theater. As he decided to play "American Buffalo" there, a bloody battle for the favorite roles begin. Written by Soeren Ney <SoerenNey@aol.com>

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They collect for the mob. But they'd rather act. Expect killer performances. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, sexuality and sex-related dialogue, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Even though Ron Perlman is billed on the cover/poster for this film, he is only in two scenes, and only one is a dialogue scene. See more »

Quotes

Gascone: [Eva left acting class] So when are you coming back to class?
Eva: Never.
Gascone: It's a shame, little Eva. You're the only one I ever picked to make it. You got fucking talent, you know? You got a fucking gift.
Eva: Yeah, well, I got lots of gifts.
Gascone: Yeah, I know...
[looking at the breakfeast menu]
Gascone: ... I don't know why I bother browsing this fucking thing. I know the fucking thing by heart. I always order the same fucking thing.
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Crazy Credits

"...it took me a long, long time to find out my mistake but I bet you my bottom dollar I ain't fatten in' no more frogs for snakes" Sonny Boy Williamson, 1957 See more »

Connections

References Raw Deal (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme From Headtrader
Performed and Produced by Lazy Boy
Written by Stephen Ulrich
Courtesy of Tosonkee Records
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Wanna see the worst movie of the 1990s?
29 September 2001 | by InfofreakSee all my reviews

Maybe it isn't THE worst but it sure comes close! The concept? A group of wanna-be actors moonlight as collection agents and thugs for a theatre impresario cum gangster. In between shooting people, including each other, they recite scenes from movies, everything from 'The Third Man' to 'Repo Man'. Does that sound stupid? You bet!

Watching this until the end is a chore. Only masochists or people with a perverse fascination for truly awful movies will manage it. Writer/director Amos Poe probably argues that "quoting" from other (MUCH better!) movies is some kind of post-modernist statement about art and creativity. Really it's because he doesn't have enough talent to write his own original dialogue and characters.

An unspeakably AWFUL movie that everyone involved with should be embarrassed about.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Trupe dos Farsantes See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,191, 23 May 1999

Gross USA:

$21,589

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,589
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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