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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 film is filled with vibrant colors as part of the production design as well as the costumes that include muted colors involving, gray, teal, beige, brown, mint green, burgundy, red, yellow, black and blue. See more »

Goofs

Time on the clock in the kitchen is different from the time shown at the title of next chapter in most of the chapters (time shown is usually significantly before the one in the title) See more »

Quotes

Dallas: Well, look at that. Have you done this before?
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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 Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Guiding Star
Written by Joost Langeveld, James Pinckney and Angus McNaughton
Performed by Unitone HiFi
Courtesy of Unitone HiFi Control
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Former drug dealer gone straight has a REALLY bad day...
18 July 2004 | by FurthurQSee all my reviews

Loved the movie, could kick myself for not buying it right away when the Unrated version was (briefly) re-released on DVD and generally available.

Similar in flavor to "Pulp Fiction," but I wouldn't call it a knock-off, as so many have. Tarantino and Woods both have a talent for realistic, believable dialogue by colorful but still believable characters in a genre where it's seldom seen. But, in this movie Woods also shows a flair for using the absurd, and annoying, realities of everyday life to move the plot along. Woods, like great comedians, exposes the little frustrations of life that we all experience but few will admit to, and deals with them in politically incorrect, yet satisfying, finality.

This movie is well worth watching: sex, blood, outrageous dialogue supported by even more outrageous action, corruption, redemption, and the satisfaction of finally seeing a loud-mouthed, nagging wife at a loss for words when she is forced to confront the fact that there's more to her husband than just the long list of imagined faults she's dreamed up.

See it...soon!


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Details

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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