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Bones (2001)

Over 20 years after his death by a gunshot, Jimmy Bones comes back as a ghost to wreak revenge on those who killed him and to clean up his neighborhood.

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Ernest R. Dickerson (as Ernest Dickerson)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Snoop Dogg ... Jimmy Bones
Pam Grier ... Pearl
Michael T. Weiss ... Lupovich
Clifton Powell ... Jeremiah Peet
Ricky Harris ... Eddie Mack
Bianca Lawson ... Cynthia
Khalil Kain ... Patrick
Merwin Mondesir ... Bill
Sean Amsing ... Maurice
Katharine Isabelle ... Tia
Ron Selmour ... Shotgun (as Ronald Selmour)
Deezer D ... Stank
Garikayi Mutambirwa ... Weaze
Erin Wright Erin Wright ... Snowflake
Josh Byer ... Jason
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Storyline

The time is 1979. Jimmy Bones is respected and loved as the neighborhood protector. When he is betrayed and brutally murdered by a corrupt cop, Bones' elegant brownstone becomes his tomb, Twenty-two years later, the neighborhood has become a ghetto, and his home has turned into a Gothic ruin. Four teens renovate it as an after hours nightclub, unknowingly releasing Jimmy's tortured spirit. Its thrills and chills when blood spills when Jimmy's ghost sets about its frightful revenge, his killers unaware of the gruesome fate that awaits them. With each new victim, the terror mounts, and Bones' vengeance spins out of control, threatening everyone in his path, including his former lover, Pearl. Get ready for Bones!!! Written by Midnight Hunter X <chico318@aol.com>

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This Halloween, unleash the Dogg. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/gore, language, sexuality and drugs | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Spanish

Release Date:

24 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bones - Bis auf die Knochen See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,823,548, 28 October 2001

Gross USA:

$7,316,658

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,378,853
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Snoop Dogg and Pam Grier play lovers who are supposed to be the same age. In reality, Grier was born in 1949 and Snoop Dogg was born in 1971 (a 22-year age difference). See more »

Goofs

Near the climax, when Patrick's "father" has hold of his arm, he is shouting "Jimmy Bones did this, Patrick," but his mouth is not moving. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Mack: Jimmy Bones, is that you? I thought we killed you...
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For JACK See more »

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Spoofed in Malibu's Most Wanted (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Be Thankful For What You Got
Written and Performed by William DeVaughn (as William De Vaughn)
Courtesy of Wes Sky Industries/Roxbury c/o Original Sound Entertainment
By Arrangement with Celebrity Licensing Inc.
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'Bones'
6 May 2004 | by rah604See all my reviews

With a growing trend of rappers starring in their own movies, Snoop Dogg joins the pack with 'Bones'. Snoop plays Jimmy Bones, a 70s hustler, who is betrayed and murdered by some of his closest associates. Since the time of the murder, Jimmy's corpse is buried in the basement of an abandoned house in Bones' now seedy neighborhood. When a group of empty-headed teenagers buy the abandoned house, they unsurprisingly wake up Jimmy's spirit, resulting in Bones going on a bloody rampage for revenge.

What the heck are we to do with a movie like 'Bones'. Are we supposed to take it seriously as a horror movie. Or laugh at its silliness and Snoop's attempt at becoming a real-life 'Doggfather'. Whatever its intentions are, this movie doesn't have the feel of a horror movie. Rather, it feels more like one of Snoop's pot induced fantasies.

Rating: 5/10 or (2 stars)


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