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Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane (1998)

A Cherry Pontiac Lemans Convertible...Two Days...Two-Hundred & Fifty Grand. When your lemon lot hits the skids you glom the gig no matter what the smell. For Bob and Sid, two slicked-back ... See full summary »

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Joe Carnahan

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Joe Carnahan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Maas Mike Maas ... Victor Drub / Dumpster Bum
Nick Fenske ... Mechanic
Mark Priolo Mark Priolo ... Frank Priolo
Joe Carnahan ... Sid French
Andrew Fowler Andrew Fowler ... Mike Carbuyer
Gloria Gómez Gloria Gómez ... Julie Carbuyer (as Gloria Gomez)
Dan Leis Dan Leis ... Bob Melba
Josephine Arreola Josephine Arreola ... Elda
Dave Booth Dave Booth ... Jerry
Kevin Hale Kevin Hale ... Pinto Guy
Max Ancar Max Ancar ... Frank Manzano
Leah Carnahan Leah Carnahan ... Ginger
Scott Taylor Scott Taylor ... Dick Dupree Sr.
Eric Lutes ... Dick Dupree Jr.
Carlos V. Hernandez Carlos V. Hernandez ... Diaz Carbajal (as Carlos Hernandez)
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A Cherry Pontiac Lemans Convertible...Two Days...Two-Hundred & Fifty Grand. When your lemon lot hits the skids you glom the gig no matter what the smell. For Bob and Sid, two slicked-back burnouts, bum luck runs in spades. With a goose-egg for cash flow and a fore-closure falling fast, they take the gig. The Upside: Fat Cash...The Flipside...Every Thug, Crook, Punk and Mercenary on the planet looking to get rich. Written by <Joeskilub@aol.com>

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Rated R for violence and pervasive language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blood & Bullets See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,300 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,560, 11 April 1999

Gross USA:

$15,035

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,035
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Trivia

The budget was just $7,300. See more »

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Mr Reich claims to have doused Vernon with propane and roasted him in a motel room but when propane is decompressed and introduced into any atmosphere warmer than -43°C (-45.4°F) it instantly evaporates See more »

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Spreadin' My Love
(1995)
Written by Ken Rudulph and Vince Mellone
Performed by Mama's Gravy
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Trash...
6 October 2002 | by RenoGuySee all my reviews

Well, you have hand it to the filmmakers on this one. How they managed to hypnotize Lions Gates into releasing this low-budget piece of crap must be an amazing story. Too bad they don't give out Oscars for chutzpah. These guys would be a shoe-in. Why don't I like this movie? Well, for one thing the plot makes no sense at all (how many weeks does raw, nonrefrigerated blood last in the trunk of a car?), the dialogue is horribly overdone and annoying, and the acting is grade C throughout. I actually saw someone praise the cinematography in this movie. Heck, even to use the work cinematography to describe the camera work in the film is laughable, and an insult to real filmmakers everywhere. The film's entire `style' consists of close-up shots of the actors in poorly lit and badly decorated sets. Do these guys know what a wide-angle lens is? The only time it gets a passable grade is in the final 2 or 3 minutes of the movie. It might have been fun if they had made it into a goofy comedy. Actually, Ed Wood fans might find this one a treat. I just saw this one in a theater, so it might look less cheap on television. Hey, I'm trying to find SOME pluses here. Seeya.


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