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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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Taglines:

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:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the two years between when filming wrapped and the movie's release, Daimler-Chrysler (somewhat controversially) cancelled production of the Jeep Cherokee model which actually featured pretty heavily as product placement throughout most of the movie. So by the time the movie came out, you could no longer purchase a new Cherokee. See more »

Goofs

Teddy tosses young Matty a dime and tells him to make a call. Local Payphone calls were 25 cents in 1987. See more »

Quotes

Teddy Deserve: 'da fuck you wanna know, I did what I did... walking off that handball court dumping game after game to your fucking old man. can I tell you I could beat his ass carryin' a lawn chair in my left hand so yea I'm takin' mine!
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Alternate Versions

DVD deleted/alternate scenes:
  • Matty, Marbles, and Chris sneak onto a golf course
  • extended scene of the introduction to the four friends
  • extended scene after the sheriffs find the money their dialouge is longer
  • A scene that shows the sheriff(Tom Noonan) stashing the money in some cerel boxes. This is an alternate to how the film would have ended. In the original ending you assume the money is in the bags, but are never really sure. This scene confirms that it is not.
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References Reservoir Dogs (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Romeo's Tune
Written by Steve Forbert
Performed by Steve Forbert
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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a Great Time! rent or but this movie
18 March 2003 | by Meltdown53098533See all my reviews

Knockaround guys tells the tale about four guys wanting respectfull work from a mob. Matty (Barry Pepper), Taylor (Vin Diesel), and Marbles (Seth Green) are the main and interesting ones who end up losing $500,000 of the mob's money and must find the money within 2 days or the mob is in huge trouble. All the performances are greatly acted and the story (although a bit slow at times) is exciting. Vin's tallent is showing that he's going no where, but up! Barry Pepper delivers a surprising performance as the mob's son. Seth green is funny as always and a good character to add to this 2 hour ride of near garenteed enjoyment. IMDB.com shouldn't have rated this 5.9 out of ten because this movie deserves much higher, almost an 8. Watch this movie if you're a fan of crime dramas, comical action flicks or Diesel fans and you'll truely get a kick out of this flick. 7.2/10- my movie pro rating


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