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Safe Men (1998)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 7 August 1998 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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John Hamburg

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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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Welcome to the world of disorganised crime.

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Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Details

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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$21,210, 9 August 1998
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Quotes

Bernie: I know that daughter I tried to set Veal Chop on a date with her.
Veal Chop: I tried to put my tongue in her mouth and she punched me in the penis.
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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

Spoofs Say Anything... (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

All Out of Love
Written by Graham Russell and Clive Davis
Performed by Air Supply
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If you love unique and quirky, quality movies, then THIS movie is for YOU!
27 September 2000 | by evenchayaSee all my reviews

This is such a FUN movie to watch! Yes, it's not a theatrical classic in the usual sense. But it's a pure pleasure to watch! This movie is a WINNER! I LOVE this movie! I have seen this over and over again, and STILL could see it countless times!

BOTH the main characters are exceptional actors who have proven themselves in film after film. BOTH can take a small little bit part and make it stand out with a memorable characterization and performance! Sam Rockwell has proven himself not only to be a versatile character actor, but also a leading man. Steve Zahn can make ONE line seem like a soliloquy telling everything about him. His next big step should be that of a single leading man. But catch him in this movie first, so you can appreciate all the nuances of his acting.

They play off of one another so effortlessly; smooooooth like butter! These two are so comfortable with one another on screen; they could make a career as a bantering duo. But obviously they have much more within each of them to offer to the world of cinema.

Additionally there are numerous other characters in this film that are fun and interesting; playfully poking a little good humor within the Jewish community.

I don't know if it's exactly kosher, but I say, Mazel Tov for a movie well made!

shalom...


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