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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

Writer:

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:

Sacramento, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,300 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,560, 11 April 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$13,674, 18 April 1999
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Color
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The budget was just $7,300. See more »

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The Pontiac LeMans central to the story is a 1964 model, not a 1963. 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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Clerks meets Reservoir Dogs.
9 January 2009 | by Punisher55See all my reviews

So here's another by-product of the Tarantino/Kevin Smith indy craze that got huge in the later part of the 90's. The film contains most of what is said in the title. As one can expect, the film attempts to contain a lot of gun play, sharp tounged rapid fire dialog, and some dark humor.

The film is bad. All there is too it. However, it is enjoyable and there are plenty of things to appreciate. The movie does try to look bigger then it actually is, the director wanted to make a movie that was kind of out of his reach. Also it should be mentioned the film is remarkably offbeat, weird and sort of hard to follow in its bizarre antics.

What does work is actually the acting at points. Its not as laughable as one might expect from a movie with the word "octane" in the title. The film does come together with some mild laughs, but the film is simply trying too hard. For example the film has annoying and very much unneeded transitional vocab screens that came on screen (trying to be like Clerks much?) As far as the Tarantino pop culture dialog, there is an embarrassingly dumb attempt that made me roll my eyes. The characters debate if Johnny Cash was a homosexual for absolutely no reason.

Yeah. The film kinda sucks. But its worth a viewing to see what the film TRIES to be like.


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