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The Debtors (1999)

The Debtors is a comedy about a group of people with various addictions who meet up at the tables in Las Vegas.

Director:

Evi Quaid

Writer:

Cash Bartlett
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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Caine
Randy Quaid
Catherine McCormack
Udo Kier
MYC Agnew ... (as Myc Agnew)
Clive Pearson Clive Pearson ... Bradley
Trevor Stavropoulos Trevor Stavropoulos ... Boy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Markus Ballin Markus Ballin ... Andreas
Gloria Barnes ... Babs, the Socialite greeter at the Metropolitian Museum
Phyllis Diller
Dwight Ewell Dwight Ewell
Cole Fraley Cole Fraley ... Pagan at Airport
Bonita Friedericy ... Woman addict #2
Stacey Hayes ... Sexy Casino Waitress
Allison Janney
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The Debtors is a comedy about a group of people with various addictions who meet up at the tables in Las Vegas.

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Taglines:

They lost it all... Then found each other. Now they're really going for broke.

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1999 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

High Expectations See more »

Filming Locations:

Beverly Hills, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

This film was never released. The original investor Charles Simonyi backed out and filed an injunction and went to court. It seems as though Evi Quaid didn't know what she was doing as a director. By all accounts this film was a mess. The Quaids themselves invested 3.5 million dollars. See more »

Soundtracks

Mezzanine Dream
Written by Joe Lervold
Performed by The Joel Evans Quartet
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari / MasterSource
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Quite possibly the worst film ever made.
14 April 2005 | by Rod DugganSee all my reviews

Comprising an embarrassing performance of a dreadful script by Michael Caine, who must pray daily that nobody mentions this film in interviews, and a clumsy fake cockney accent by an American actor that puts Dick van Dyke (Mary Poppins)in the shadows. This film goes to great lengths to dovetail so many unfunny and badly scripted elements into one gross ordeal. There is so much swearing in this "comedy" that there was a $100 sweep, funded by Evi Quaid for whoever could guess the amount of f***'s in the film. The winning figure was 126. That sums it all up, really. Ramstein brighten it up with the music and the flamboyant scenery but really do go beyond the bounds of taste with their overtly sexual display. Occasionally seeing something really badly made can be invigorating, and a welcome break from the run of blandness that movies often cling to, and in this case I would recommend seeing this movie, then you can appreciate the good films so much more afterwards.


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