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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If they don't finish the job, their fathers will finish them 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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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

Before Taylor collects the money from the store owner, the owner takes the wadded up money from the can and shoves it in his pocket. When he hands the money over the counter to Taylor, it is folded up neatly. See more »

Quotes

Teddy Deserve: In the old days ya could just wack a guy and be done with it. Now everyone's feelings are involved.
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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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Living with the Law
Written by Chris Whitley
Performed by Chris Whitley
Courtesy of Epic Records / Work
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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below average story benefits from good casting
11 October 2002 | by Special-K88See all my reviews

Born the son of a powerful and fearsome crime boss, wannabe mobster Pepper recruits low-rent pals Diesel, Green, and Davoli to make a routine delivery, impress his old man, then finally go into business with him. Unfortunately for the young man and his pals, they get stuck in a bleak little town where violence, mayhem, and every other thing that can go wrong eventually does. It's no Goodfellas, but this watchable, well-crafted little mob story is easy to take, and goes a long way on its appealing cast and dark, profane sense of humor. The only major let down is the film's story which—while interesting—lacks momentum and builds toward a familiar conclusion. A not bad showing from the film's young and old cast alike, especially Pepper and Diesel. **½


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Official Sites:

New Line

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Knockaround Guys 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

Gross USA:

$11,715,637

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,806,614
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2.35 : 1
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