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Eighteen-year-old mothers' son Harry (he lives with his overprotective mother Kate) shows his cruel side at one occasion and is hired as hitman/enforcer by the Jewish mob.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Norman Reedus ... Harry Odum
Debbie Harry ... Kate Odum (as Deborah Harry)
Adrien Brody ... Arnie Finklestein
Paul D'Amato ... Fishetti
Holter Graham ... Madden
Peter Appel ... Abie 'The Bug' Pinkwise
Kathy Lee Hart Kathy Lee Hart ... Waitress
Paul Lazar ... Hyman
Eugene Leong Eugene Leong ... Angry Chinese Man
Clark Gregg ... Benjamin Taft
Isaac Hayes ... Bill Bennet
Steve Itkin Steve Itkin ... Rudolph Sax
Elina Löwensohn ... Iris
Jerry Adler ... Louis Varga
Anna Marie Wieder Anna Marie Wieder ... Madame Royce
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Eighteen-year-old mothers' son Harry (he lives with his overprotective mother Kate) shows his cruel side at one occasion and is hired as hitman/enforcer by the Jewish mob. Written by Anonymous

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love is a mother. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Angalia me to thanato See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,521, 5 March 1999

Gross USA:

$51,617, 30 May 1999
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

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1.85 : 1
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In one scene, Harry is sitting in a cafe, and the Blondie song "Sunday Girl" is playing in the background. 'Debbie Harry', who plays Harry's mother, Kate, is the lead singer of Blondie. See more »

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Arnie Finklestein: Yo these pancakes is marvelous.
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As Far As I Know, Its Tip Top
5 June 2000 | by waitsSee all my reviews

This masterful creation is bound to have any viewer thinking about it for some time after the credits roll. Thinking especially about the complex character of Harry Odum played by Norman Reedus - that's complex in more than one sense of the word. Adam Bernstein does an amazing job of plotting out the character development of Harry Odum throughout the story. His is a character that undergoes much change throughout the film and there is never a point where the viewer can pinpoint to say that Harry Odum has displayed an excessively overt transformation. The transition from a young fledgling who is still bathed and nurtured by his mother to a cold blooded killer for the Mafia happens quite smoothly. Smoother than you would probably think possible until you see this film. Of course, credit for this is also due to the fabulous performance by Norman Reedus. As well, Deborah Harry gave a pleasant performance as his incestuous mother.

As you may have guessed, any film dealing with the Mafia, incest, and a complex character with a complex is not a light natured film. In fact the mood gets quite dark at times and Adam Bernstein does a lovely job of keeping this dim air present throughout. This includes everything from the depressing industrial set town that the story takes place in, to the gloomy rooms that the scenes are shot in, to the dark lighting in many of the scenes, to the fitting music, all the way to the disparaging words and attitudes of the characters. All of which will contribute to leaving an indelible impression on the viewer.


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