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Knockaround Guys (2001)

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The wannabe sons of mobsters go to a remote town in the Midwest, and get themselves into more trouble than anyone could anticipate.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barry Pepper ... Matty Demaret
Andy Davoli ... Chris Scarpa (as Andrew Davoli)
Seth Green ... Johnny Marbles
Vin Diesel ... Taylor Reese
John Malkovich ... Teddy Deserve
Arthur J. Nascarella ... Billy Clueless (as Arthur Nascarella)
Tom Noonan ... Sheriff Decker
Nicholas Pasco Nicholas Pasco ... Freddy the Watch
Shawn Doyle ... Deputy Ward
Kevin Gage ... Brucker
Dennis Hopper ... Benny Chains
Andrew Francis ... Matty at 13
John Liddle ... Heslep the Barkeep
Kris Lemche ... Decker
Dov Tiefenbach ... Teeze
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Storyline

The four sons (Diesel, Green, Pepper, Davoli) of major Brooklyn mobsters have to team up to retrieve a bag of cash in a small Montana town ruled by a corrupt sheriff. Specifically, the story gets started when Matt Demaret (Pepper) goes on a job to deliver the money for his mob father (Hopper) on the advice of his uncle (Malkovich). Things don't go as planned though... Written by Ryan McIntosh

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This October, Get Knockedaround See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

New Line

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ajuste de cuentas See more »

Filming Locations:

Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,016,852, 13 October 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,632,420, 10 November 2002
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Tom Noonan improvised the "why are you in such a rush?" line So Seth Green's reaction and delivery of his line are authentic. See more »

Goofs

Brooks and Dunn's "My Maria" came out in 1996, nine years after the year in which the film is set. See more »

Quotes

Bobby Boulevard: Matty, I didn't tell them anything.
Teddy Deserve: Shut the fuck UP!
[Teddy cuts Bobby's tongue off]
Teddy Deserve: I feel better already.
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Alternate Versions

An alternate ending was shot after test audiences disliked the original one. See more »

Connections

Features Legendary Weapons of China (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Brown Bird Jamboree
Written by Joe Hardy
Performed by Joe Hardy
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Can A Mafia Story Be Funny? Yes
7 April 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This is another of those films I thought was great the first time, so-so on the second. Overall, it got high marks - at least on the first viewing - because it's an entertaining film that doesn't overstay its welcome at 92 minutes.

Four young guys get involved in their first Mafia-type adventure. One is asked to do a simple job of picking up a bag of money out west and bringing it back home to Brooklyn. However, troubles ensue big-time when the bag is stolen at the little airport out West. His three friends have to come out and help him get the money back and all kinds of problems develop.

There is some black humor in here which helps spice up the film, which then turns very serious about halfway through with a few shocking twists near the end.

There are two famous veteran actors in here - Dennis Hopper and John Malkovich - and four young ones who becoming better known these days as well: Seth Green, Vin Diesel, Barry Pepper and Andrew Davoli.

The only problem I had with the movie is Pepper, who played Roger Maris, the famous baseball player in the film '61." He looks so much like Maris that I can't believe him as anyone else! To us baseball fans, Pepper will always be Maris and nobody else.


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