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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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Skip Woods

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Skip Woods
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Jane ... Casey
Aaron Eckhart ... Nick
Paulina Porizkova ... Dallas
James Le Gros ... Billy Hill
Paula Marshall ... Christine
Michael Jeter ... Dr. Jarvis
Glenn Plummer ... Ice
Mickey Rourke ... Kasarov
Luck Hari ... Cashier
Bari K. Willerford Bari K. Willerford ... Cop
Richard Wong Richard Wong ... Mr. Wong
Shawn Michael Howard ... Jimmy
Gary Dourdan ... Ballpean
Brian Hooks ... Jary
Jeff Sanders Jeff Sanders ... Ballpean's Bodyguard
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Storyline

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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1998 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bloody Thursday See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,971, 15 November 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,121
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(theatrical) | (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Black and White (one scene)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Paula Marshall had just finished a season on the hit series, Spin City starring Michael J. Fox when she started working on this film. She also sports the same hair style and dress attire that she wore on that show except for the flashback scene where Thomas Jane and her met at the all night diner in which her hair was longer with colored streaks. See more »

Goofs

The sound of the air flowing through the water in the bong is fake (bubbling). The bubbling starts before Casey puts his mouth to the chamber. See more »

Quotes

Dallas: You can keep the smack and I'll take the money.
Casey: Money? What fucking money?
Dallas: Looks like we're going around circles here.
[Puts a gun to his head]
Dallas: I need two mill, Casey. Now let me...
Casey: Now let me explain something to you. I am not a drug dealer. It's been four years since I've seen any drugs. I'm an architect. I'm a little happy Republican who spends the majority of his time trying to figure out how to pay the fucking bills and how make my wife happy.
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Alternate Versions

There is an NC-17 version available on video that contains more gore/violence and sexual content. See more »

Connections

References Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) See more »

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Guiding Star
Written by Joost Langeveld, James Pinckney and Angus McNaughton
Performed by Unitone HiFi
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As classic as Pulp Fiction
13 November 2001 | by stamperSee all my reviews

As I stated earlier this year, in my review of Swordfish (which was scripted by this films writer/director/producer Skip Woods) this is a good film. It ranks very high up there in my crime flick list among Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, Pulp Fiction and Snatch. Basically I think this film is for me what Reservoir Dogs was for many people - a cult classic - although I prefer to compare it with Pulp Fiction. I mean I never liked Tarantino's first effort a lot, but I sure as hell liked this one as much as I like Pulp Fiction, for it simply has everything a classic needs. A great story and good actors. OK the budget might be not as big as in for instance Godzilla, The Avengers of Mission to Mars but it sure as hell beats the living crap out of those films (and numerous others).

The story of this film, is about a man named Casey (Thomas Jane), who has settled down with his wife in Houston. Unexpectedly an old friend of his comes by disrupting his life, revealing his secrets and basically making his day a living hell (and a bloody one too).

The film is very original and quite bloody / sexually tinted. So based on that first and that last quality I can assure you that if you like this film, you'll also like Swordfish, which of course has a much bigger budget and more famous faces than this one but is just as good (though not as bloody and not quite as sexually tinted). I saw this film for the second time last night and I really enjoyed it (again). I mean all the characters and actors are good, although I must give very big credits to Thomas Jane and Paulina Porizkova, who were the best actors (and had the best characters) in the film. Also I'd have to thank Skip Woods for being so imaginative and original. Brutal, sexual, offensive??? Maybe, but sure as heck enjoyable and a thrill ride to the end.

8 out of 10


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