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Safe Men (1998)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 7 August 1998 (USA)
2 bad singers are mistaken for top safe-crackers at a bar. A gangster boss orders them to break into 3 safes or else..

Director:

John Hamburg

Writer:

John Hamburg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Rockwell ... Sam
Steve Zahn ... Eddie
Michael Lerner ... Big Fat Bernie Gayle
Paul Giamatti ... Veal Chop
Michael Schmidt Michael Schmidt ... Bernie Jr.
Christina Kirk ... Hannah
Mark Ruffalo ... Frank
Josh Pais ... Mitchell
Harvey Fierstein ... Leo
Michael Showalter ... Larry
John Hamburg ... Philip
Raymond Serra Raymond Serra ... Barber
Ray Iannicelli ... Swoop
Ali Marsh ... Sherry
Jacob Reynolds ... Ira
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Storyline

Two untalented singers are mistaken for a pair of major league safe crackers in Providence, Rhode Island. The two are pressed into service by the local hoodlums and quickly find themselves in conflict with their professional colleagues. Romantic interest is added by the daughter of the underworld leader who won't date the men she knows are gangsters. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Taglines:

Welcome to the world of disorganised crime.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Director John Hamburg and actor Michael Showalter were college roommates. See more »

Quotes

[Rehearsing what he's going to say to Hannah when she answers the door]
Sam: Would you like a Halls?
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, there's a brief scene showing Big Fat Bernie Gayle and Leflore meeting in a men's restroom. See more »

Connections

Features Knight Rider (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Shake Your Groove Thing
Written by Freddie Perren (as Frederick Perrin) and Dino Fekaris
Performed by Peaches & Herb
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Great Odd Humor
8 January 2003 | by RobDiablo44See all my reviews

Not your cookie cutter "Dumb" comedy. Just little oddities that make you say, "What the hell was that all about?" Sam Rockwell and Steven Zahn have great comedic timing as well as a flair for understated physical comedy. It just made me laugh. . but I must warn that I've recommended this film to some of my friends, and it just didn't respond to their comedic sensibilities. Also, if you've ever been to a barmitzvah, the scene in the movie is just barely parody. Hilarious!

7 out of 10 "Sweet 'stache dude."


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anorganoto eglima See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,210, 9 August 1998

Gross USA:

$45,724

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$45,724
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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