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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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How many friends can you trust with your life? See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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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

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

While in the hotel room as Matty and Taylor are watching the hunting show, Matty sets down his drink which appears back in his hand the next shot. 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

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

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Features Jimmy Houston OutDoors (1990) See more »

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Make a Deal with the City
Written by F.M. Cornog
Performed by East River Pipe
Courtesy of Merge Records / Big Ed's Moon Ride
By Arrangement with Bug Music Inc.
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Mobsters sons wish for the freedom & glamorous lifestyle their fathers had.
12 September 2004 | by becktribeSee all my reviews

Loved this movie! It's the type of movie you'd want to see more than once; so much of the humor is so subtle that it's easily missed. Deals w/ the next generation of baby mobsters, & how much has changed since "back in the day". Performances by Pepper, Davoli & Green have a surprising depth; their characters are so immediately recognizable that it's almost scary. As a strong Diesel fan, I have no complaints at all about the Taylor Reese character. Diesel's moody acceptance of his position in life & his lack of options, is gloomy, but believable. The strong point of the film is the loyalty & love the characters have for each other. It gives a true nobility to characters who mainly live outside the law.

See it twice. No, three times!

rating: 8 out of 10 (Okay, I really mean 9!)


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