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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

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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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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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

Gross USA:

$45,724

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$45,724
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Sam: [to Hannah] Remember me? I tried robbing your house... and you caught me.
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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

Shake Your Groove Thing
Written by Freddie Perren (as Frederick Perrin) and Dino Fekaris
Performed by Peaches & Herb
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Quirky, unpredictable, and it works.
26 December 2017 | by psychcowboySee all my reviews

This film reminds me a bit like Bad Santa.. no real plot, no attempt to do anything great, but the understatement and unpredictable flow of the movie just keeps your attention. Lots of little quirky and unconnected plot moments that make you chuckle. Put it this way, any director that puts the spaghetti in the tub kid from Gummo in a movie has got a sense of humor just slightly twisted enough to be worthy of note. The wide disparity of reviews, mostly either 2 or 10 doesn't surprise me. Some people will get it, some won't.


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