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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.


Scott Kalvert

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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)


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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Before gangs had guns... they fought with guts. See more »


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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USA | Germany



Release Date:

3 May 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A drog pokla See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$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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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


Fairuza Balk wore hair pieces in the movie, and she even had special aquatic hair clip ind for the pool scene. See more »


During the scene between Bobby yelling at his mom and Leon sending him out, someone (clearly not Bobby or Leon) casts a shadow on the wall. See more »


Marco: How's my sweet lil' Betsy doin?
[Leon punches him]
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Cutie Pie
Written by Kevin Hiatt (as Kevin L. Hiatt) and Charles Blaker
Courtesy of Megatrax Production Music, Inc.
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Not convincing
6 May 2002 | by grstephanSee all my reviews

While this may have been nicely shot, it never succeeded in evoking a sense of 50's Brooklyn. A few visual cues gave away its west coast shooting location: nowhere in Brooklyn will you see shipyards like that, a beach with a pier closely resembling the Santa Monica pier, the same set/building that doubles as a courthouse in "Judging Amy, everything was just a little too clean. I found myself watching for silly continuity or production errors (one would hot have used a medicine bottle made of brown plastic with a white cap in 1958 and it's generally a good idea to make sure your magazine covers are spelled right....Photosecne?) instead of following the characters or the story. Also, fighting harder to actually get 50's music for the sound track would have greatly increased the sense of the era. High tech music and crunching sound effects cannot make up for the lack of the brutal reality of an actual New York street fight in the era. In many ways, West Side Story did a much better job although honestly and unabashedly a musical. It was filmed in the area now occupied by Lincoln Center. Perhaps, this film reflects much of what is wrong with studio productions: high production values, low filmic quality. By contrast, "Spiderman" was a lot more fun and did actually resemble New York to some degree.

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