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Thursday (1998)

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A former L.A. drug dealer has moved to Houston to make a new life for himself as a married architect. Everything falls apart when he is suddenly visited by one of his former cohorts who comes carrying heroin.

Director:

Skip Woods

Writer:

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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Trivia

The details of Dallas' version of Nick and Casey's last job differ from that of Casey's version. According to Dallas' story, told to her by Nick, Ball-Peen's apartment was very colorful, luxurious and lavish. And the woman who comes out of the bedroom was, at least, pretty. In the version Casey tells, the apartment was drab, run-down and dirty. The woman from the bedroom looks like a drug addict wearing a bath robe and disheveled hair. See more »

Goofs

When Casey walks onto his front lawn to get the morning paper he takes at least 9 steps in the grass. Then he gets caught off guard when in the sprinkler comes on, and he takes only 3 little hops to get back onto the sidewalk. Although he obviously came from a different direction. See more »

Quotes

Kasarov: Tell you what, Casey. I'm gonna make you a deal. You have that money here tonight at 7 o'clock, and I'll make this fucking nightmare disappear. Where you got the bodies?
Casey: In the garage.
Kasarov: Let's go...
[cut to the garage]
Kasarov: What the fuck is this?
[two men hanging by legs from ceiling, gagged, whimpering]
Casey: I didn't know what to do with them.
[Kasarov draws his gun and puts 3 bullets into each man]
Kasarov: Well, I tell you something, Casey. If I was you, I'd clean up this mess, because your wife's gonna come home and ...
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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 The Rookie (1990) See more »

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Follow Me
Written by Glenn Plummer and Johann Langlie
Performed by Glenn Plummer
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Hip, almost ridiculous fun
22 January 2001 | by PhukGODSee all my reviews

This movie almost doesn't try hard to be serious at all, but it is, and it's a pretty damn good flick. This role seems to be made for Thomas Jane. If you didn't see the beginning sequence, you could definitely believe that his character, Casey, is just a hapless and dull husband. This assumption is a tribute to Thomas Jane's range. He is utterly convincing as both a sweet and seemingly dull-witted house-husband, as well as a cold, swaggering badass with that thousand-yard stare. Throw in some crazy plot twists involving his ex-partner and a grotesquely malformed Mickey Rourke (sporting a slimy, perverted version of his once-great pompadour) and you've got yourself a good action-thriller.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1998 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Thursday See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,971, 15 November 1998

Gross USA:

$3,121

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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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