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A crime soap opera about a Russian mobster retiring from "the business" on New Year's Eve, only to discover he has been targeted for death by a rival mobster.

Director:

Sergei Bodrov (as Sergey Bodrov)

Writers:

Sergei Bodrov (story) (as Sergey Bodrov), Sergei Bodrov (screenplay) (as Sergey Bodrov) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brenda Bakke ... Jane
Dennis Bendersky ... Young Oleg
Sergey Bodrov ... Deema
John Bradford Pagano John Bradford Pagano ... Anna's Driver
Kevin Brief ... Caterer
Juan Carlos Cantu ... Priest (as Juan Cantu)
Richard Fire Richard Fire ... Catering Assistant
Rusty Flood Rusty Flood ... Anatoly's Child
Jsu Garcia ... Miguel
Joyce Guy Joyce Guy ... Social Worker
Joel Heyman ... Bartender
Kerry Johnston Kerry Johnston ... Second Call Girl
Will Kepper Will Kepper ... Bobby
Natalia Kroukova ... Tango Dancer
Evgeniy Lazarev ... Uncle Anatoly (as Eugene Lazarev)
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Storyline

A crime soap opera about a Russian mobster retiring from "the business" on New Year's Eve, only to discover he has been targeted for death by a rival mobster.

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Taglines:

Get in. Get out. Fast!

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | France | Germany

Language:

English | Russian | Spanish

Release Date:

25 July 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Decisione rapida See more »

Filming Locations:

Hermosa Beach, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Lisa: You know, I can't start spraying until someone cleans this mess up.
Deema: Nobody here can do it.
Lisa: What about you?
Deema: I don't do dishes.
Lisa: [smiling] Oh, we have a little bit of a problem then.
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Connections

References Microcosmos (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Same Old Story
Performed by The Tiger Lillies
Written by Martyn Jacques
Published by Misery Guts Music/Rough Trade Publishing
Thanks to Martin Gordon and Sophie Seashell
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What was everyone else watching?
9 May 2005 | by fstryjakSee all my reviews

Once again I am a little confused by the websites 'plot outline' and many of the other comments.

This film seemed to me to be very little about the relationship between mother and son (only one important scene where the mob boss reproached his mother for being a drunk all his life), and more about a great number of other things. Sibling rivalry, the decadence that accompanies a criminal life, how life and money ultimately become of little value, how love can surface in the most unlikely circumstance, etc etc. The 'hitman' who was exceptionally good at the job and the mob boss fell for the exterminator in spite of himself. The irony of his brother 'sussing' what someone was up to and being over-ridden was not lost on him.

I thought it was a well made depiction of a dysfunctional family and its final disintegration. The storyline flowed, there was great attention to detail - a bug exterminator would be looking in all the rooms and a nervous mob member would get itchy about it - and though it wasn't a Hollywood glitz-flick I thought it was all the more authentic because of it. I really enjoyed it.


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