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Deuces Wild (2002)

R | | Action, Crime, Drama | 3 May 2002 (USA)
Bobby, a member of The Deuces, and the sister of the rival Vipers member fall in love, promoting a street war between the two factions.

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Scott Kalvert

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Dorff ... Leon
Brad Renfro ... Bobby
Fairuza Balk ... Annie
Norman Reedus ... Marco
Max Perlich ... Freddie
Drea de Matteo ... Betsy
Vincent Pastore ... Father Aldo
Frankie Muniz ... Scooch
Balthazar Getty ... Jimmy Pockets
Nancy Cassaro Nancy Cassaro ... Esther
Matt Dillon ... Fritzy
Debbie Harry ... Wendy (as Deborah Harry)
James Franco ... Tino
Joshua Leonard ... Punchy (as Josh Leonard)
Ava Lee Scott ... Brenda (as Alba Albanese)
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Storyline

Two brothers, Leon and Bobby are members of the street gang in Brooklyn known as the deuces. Their brother was killed by a drug overdose a few years earlier and the gang is determined to keep drugs off their block. Another more vicous gang known as the vipers is a possible threat to Leon and Bobby's efforts. The deuces are determined to do whatever is necessary to keep drugs off their block even if that means dying. Written by <langstar1@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language, some drug content and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A drog pokla See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,704,682, 5 May 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,044,618, 27 May 2002
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Josh Hartnett was originally cast in the role of Tino but was allowed by the producers to drop out when he won the role of Danny in Pearl Harbor (2001). See more »

Goofs

There is an altar allowing the priest to face the congregation. This change was not made until after Vatican II (1962-65). Until that time most churches did not have a free standing altar. See more »

Quotes

Fritzy: Bricks Don't fall outta the sky unless I'm throwin' them. Philly Babe is one thing, but his car... that really got me angry.
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Connections

References Rumble Fish (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

For Your Precious Love
Written by Jerry Butler
Performed by Jerry Butler & The Impressions
Courtesy of Vee-Jay Limited Partnership
By Arrangement with Rhino Entertainment Company and Warner Special Products
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*** out of 5
31 August 2002 | by casey_choas66See all my reviews

Anyone who has seen The Outsiders, Goodfellas, A Bronx Tale or Last Man Standing doesn't really need to watch this film because you've already seen it. The line up here includes a very promising cast of Steven Dourff as Leon, Brad Renfro as Bobby, Matt Dillon as Fritzy, Frankie Muniz as Scooch and Johnny Knoxville as Vince. But with all those characters comes very little character developementand leaves us with a full cast of characters that we don't care about with the small exception of Leon. We start the film with the death of Leon's brother and the imprisonment of Marko, the rival gang leader who gave his brother the drugs that killed him. Fast forward three years, Marko is out of jail and all hell is breaking loose on Leon's once peaceful block, Marko is also making a deal with Fritzy (the head of the block) to get his drugs back on the street and Leon's brother Bobby is becoming involved with the sister of a Viper. This film has everything, the rival gangs (Outsiders), the big show downs (Last Man Standing), the gangster who is in charge of everything (Bronx Tale) and the drug dealing (Goodfellas). But because of this the flim is robbed of any sort of self identity and becomes rather bogged down and boring, leading up to a conclusion that is inevidable because we have all seen it a hundred times before, just better. This film could have been a masterpeice were it put into the proper hands, but Scott Calvert is no Martin Scorsese and Matt Dillon is no Robert De Niro, so we are left satisfied to some extent, but still feel robbed of something. The lackluster direction and enormously cliched script don't help matters any. It's clear director Scott Calvert tried his hardest to be clever but his annoying camera tricks don't suit this movie well at all, in fact some of them are, at time, very hard to watch. The fight scenes are plentiful but lack any excitement due to the horrible choreograhpy and again cheesy camera movement making it hard to tell who is who. Matt Dillon show plenty of promise but is only given four scenes in the whole movie, Johnny Knoxville is a nobody that serves no importance and is hardly noticable and Frankie Muniz hardly mutters a word the whole time. I have always found Steven Dourff to have possessed a certain degree of talent but he has yet to be given a role where he can break free and show us what he is really made of, but he is still, by far, the highlight of the film. Now don't get me wrong, the movie is not a total waste and there are probably lots of people that this sort of thing will appeal to but its lack of originality cancels out any power of emotion and even though we have a cast of characters that I really didn't care about except for Leon, it's an hour and a half of my life that I don't regret.


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