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Go (1999)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 9 April 1999 (USA)
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Go! tells the story of the events after a drug deal, told from three different points of view.

Director:

Doug Liman

Writer:

John August
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5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katie Holmes ... Claire Montgomery
Sarah Polley ... Ronna Martin
Suzanne Krull ... Stringy Haired Woman
Desmond Askew ... Simon Baines
Nathan Bexton ... Mannie
Robert Peters ... Switterman
Scott Wolf ... Adam
Jay Mohr ... Zack
Timothy Olyphant ... Todd Gaines
Jodi Bianca Wise ... Ballerina Girl
William Fichtner ... Burke
Rita Bland Rita Bland ... Dancing Register Woman
Tony Denman ... Track Suit Guy
Scott Hass Scott Hass ... Raver Dude
Natasha Melnick ... Anorexic Girl
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Storyline

Told from three perspectives, a story of a bunch of young Californians trying to get some cash, do and deal some drugs, score money and sex in Las Vegas, and generally experience the rush of life. Written by Vladimir Zelevinsky <vz@alum.mit.edu>

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A weekend wasted is never a wasted weekend. See more »

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Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Viviendo sin límites See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,706,795, 11 April 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,842,303, 1 August 1999
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Although it's not necessarily the reason for the title, "go" is common slang for speed (Methamphetamine). See more »

Goofs

When Vince Sr. and Vince Jr. are chasing Simon, Singh, Tiny, and Marcus in the parkade, Vince Sr. leans on a concrete post that wobbles. See more »

Quotes

Simon Baines: He's a good guy.
Marcus: Oh, he's the good drug dealer.
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Crazy Credits

The opening logo and tune for Columbia is alternated with stroboscopic flashes from the opening rave scene. See more »

Alternate Versions

A version shown on the USA network for American television included the normal cuts of nudity and profanity. The following scenes are completely cut from the film: Tiny tells the "contact lens story" on the way to Las Vegas; the guys discuss tantric sex in the restaurant (after the scene at the salad bar, the film cuts to the guys arriving at the Riviera in Las Vegas); Simon has sex with the two women and the room catches fire. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in The Simpsons: Trilogy of Error (2001) See more »

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Written by Neil Barnes, Paul Daley and Nicole Willis
Performed by Leftfield Featuring Nicole Willis
Courtesy of Hard Hands/Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Unpredictably entertaining
3 July 2000 | by Mammoth-2See all my reviews

I don't know what really makes this movie so great. It could be the outstanding cast, the pitch perfect editing, the quick and funny dialog or maybe some other feature of a movie one could possibly like.

The truth is this movie couldn't been done any better. When I watch a movie I usually come up with lots of things, which could have been done better or at least differently. This time I ended up with nothing.

What amazes me the most is how they manage to define all the 10+ major characters so well, and they do it in what, less than 100 minutes. Most movies featuring many characters, fall apart cause there isn't enough screen time to present the differences among them, which just leads to a smear of unrecognizable faces. This doesn't happen with this movie for two reasons: A) All characters have at least one scene to really define themselves. B) By dividing the the film into three sub-plots you can easily relate each character to a specific sub-plot.

The tempo is very fast for 90% of the movie. There are two scenes, which have a significantly slower tempo. Those are the two scenes featuring Katie Holmes and Timothy Olyphant. First in the apartment and later in the coffee-shop. In my opinion those scenes are the best, but there is a lot to choose from so I'm not offended if yours isn't.

This movie really shows that even simple and straight forward stories, can be both unpredictable and entertaining, if they are told the right way. Add to this a pumping soundtrack, solid editing and an overall great production in an unpredictably entertaining movie, you will agree with me that Go is one of the best films ever made.


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