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Thursday (1998)

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The movie opens in a Los Angeles convenience store one late Monday night, where a smalltime drug dealer named Nick (Aaron Eckhart) is trying to decide what coffee brand to buy. His ex-lover... See full summary »

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... Casey
... Nick
... Dallas
... Billy Hill
... Christine
... Dr. Jarvis
... Ice
... Kasarov
... Cashier
Bari K. Willerford ... Cop
Richard Wong ... Mr. Wong
... Jimmy
... Ballpean
... Jary
Jeff Sanders ... Ballpean's Bodyguard
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The movie opens in a Los Angeles convenience store one late Monday night, where a smalltime drug dealer named Nick (Aaron Eckhart) is trying to decide what coffee brand to buy. His ex-lover Dallas (Paulina Porizkova) and fellow hitman Billy Hill (James LeGros) are getting impatient and tell him to hurry up. Conflicts between Nick and the cashier (Luck Hari) ensue, resulting in Dallas shooting the cashier dead. Though the three attempt to cover up the crime, they are forced to also shoot a police officer (Bari K. Willerford) when he discovers blood on the ground. Written by peter markov

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They say the past always catches up with you. This could be the day.


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Rated R for strong violence, sexuality, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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25 September 1998 (UK)  »

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Bloody Thursday  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,971, 15 November 1998, Limited Release

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$3,121
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Thomas Jane and Mickey Rourke both appeared in The Thin Red Line which was released the same year as this film. Rourke's scenes were cut from the final theatrical cut of the film while Jane appeared in a few brief scenes. See more »

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When Dalles gets up from the ground in front of Casey, it's visible that she is wearing white panties underneath the red dress. But later when she undresses before raping him, she only takes off the red dress, no white panties. See more »

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Casey: There's a .45 in the fridge, and you grab a FUCKING frying pan!
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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Guiding Star
Written by Joost Langeveld, James Pinckney and Angus McNaughton
Performed by Unitone HiFi
Courtesy of Unitone HiFi Control
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OK, not THAT original,but very good none the less!
12 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

OK,so this film is NOT very well known,and wasn't very well publicised.I discovered this fairly brutal gangster gone good movie by complete accident on one of Skys millions of movie channels late on some boring evening,but I'm glad i did!The opening sequence to this film is fantastically comical in a very dark way.This in fact sets what i think is the general tone for the movie.I think a lot of critics and movie fans that have actually seen this film have been a bit unfair to just write it off as a lower budget gangster movie in the Reservoir Dogs vein.OK,so there are undeniable similarities between Thursday and some other crime genre films that it has been compared to,but in all fairness,i think this film takes a much more darkly comic look at this type of film,and the end result is a engrossing,well made,funny,if not totally original film.Tom Jane is good in this,and deserves the recognition he will now hopefully get thanks to the The Punisher.His performance as the bad guy gone good is realistic,funny and just cold enough to make you believe Casey really was a bad ass before he reformed.Thats another thing that makes this film stand out for me,the characters.In Nicks gang you get the strangest trio of criminals ever assembled,a smooth,charismatic but very cold leader(Nick),a trigger happy blood loving sexually predatory bitch of a woman(Dallas)and a psychotic hill billy with brains with a penchant for torture(Billy Hill).Throw in the most bizarre police detective ever seen on screen,beautifully over played by Mickey Rourke,and you've got a recipe for...well for Thursday really.Its at times darkly comic,sometimes brutal,sometimes unoriginal,but always engrossing and worth watching.8/10


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