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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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Two Cats...One Car...And A World Of Hurt. See more »


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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 »

Goofs

When Sid is shot and Bob is helping to bind the wound, they both begin to tie off below the wound, instead of above it (between the wound and the heart, in order to constrict blood flow). When we next see Sid's leg, the wound is bound correctly, above the wound. 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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OK Tarantino retread.
23 April 2003 | by byghtSee all my reviews

It amazes me the impact that two movies ("Reservoir Dogs" and "Pulp Fiction") can have. Quentin Tarantino has become by far the most imitated director of his generation on the strength of those two movies.

"Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane" is one in a long, long string of Tarantino ripoffs, but it's certainly not a bad one (like "Two Days in the Valley," which made me want to puke). As the title suggests, it's high-energy, high-impact, and gritty. Actual, indie-film gritty, not Hollywood faux gritty. Still, the overwhelming unoriginality of the whole affair kind of bogs it down.

Carnahan has since attained his own identity and gone on to vastly better things, though: "Narc" is perhaps the best cop movie I have ever seen.


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