5.0/10
107
4 user

Crooked Lines (2003)

Johnny, a small time criminal in his late thirties, has been trying to get ahead his whole life. Sure, hes managed to scrape up enough money over the years to refurnish his entire apartment... See full synopsis »

Director:

Harry O'Reilly
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

The Crew (2000)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Four retired mobsters plan one last crime to save their retirement home.

Director: Michael Dinner
Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Burt Reynolds, Dan Hedaya
Glass Chin (2014)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A down-on-his-luck former boxing champ is forced to make a choice between friendship and ambition when he is framed for murder.

Director: Noah Buschel
Stars: Billy Crudup, Katherine Waterston, Kelly Lynch
Musical | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In a time of war, a great prayer offensive is launched to bring God over to our side.

Director: Mark Eisenstein
Stars: David Johansen, Nick Taylor, Charles Balcer
Crime | Horror | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

Two teens on their way to a backwoods party come across a beautiful young woman having car trouble. Their search for help only gets them lost, deep in the woods, where they meet Forest ... See full summary »

Directors: Bob Cea, Andrzej Krakowski, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Jamie-Lynn Sigler, John Hensley, Joshua Harto
Olive Juice (2001)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A young woman is in Orlando visiting her ailing mother. During the course of her stay, she discovers the true nature of her fiancé, which propels her into a state of dismay. Her only refuge... See full summary »

Director: Ken Hastings
Stars: Leighanne Littrell, James Berlau, Michael Hartson
Half Nelson (TV Movie 1985)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Rocky Nelson is a New York City cop, who after making a major bust and selling the rights of his story to Hollywood decides to try his luck out as an actor. However, when he gets there, the... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman
Stars: Joe Pesci, Fred Williamson, Victoria Jackson
Half Nelson (1985)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Rocky Nelson is a former New York cop, who is trying to make it as an actor in Hollywood. However, like most actor wannabees, he is still looking for his big break, and his lack of stature ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Butkus, Bubba Smith, Gary Grubbs
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Neighborhood kid goes to work for the Mafia as a debt collector.

Director: Ralph De Vito
Stars: Joe Cortese, Lou Criscuolo, Joe Pesci
Crime | Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Joe Pesci is a small man looking for a big break. Owner of a bowling alley and nightclub in Jersey, Ruby Dennis (Pesci) sets his sights on making it big in Vegas. But Ruby finds more than ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Lilienthal
Stars: Joe Pesci, Karen Ludwig, Frank Vincent
The Super (1991)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Karma comes into play when a wealthy wisecracking landlord is ordered by a court to live in the filthy building that he runs.

Director: Rod Daniel
Stars: Joe Pesci, Vincent Gardenia, Madolyn Smith Osborne
Catchfire (1990)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A witness to a mob assassination flees for her life from town to town, switching identities, but cannot seem to elude Milo, the chief killer out to get her.

Director: Dennis Hopper
Stars: Dennis Hopper, Jodie Foster, Dean Stockwell
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  

Brash NYC policeman Officer Gunther Toody is partnered with stiff, by-the-book Officer Francis Muldoon to protect an important mafia witness prior to testifying against orgainzed crime in ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Fishman
Stars: David Johansen, John C. McGinley, Fran Drescher
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Trese ... Johnny
Jim Breuer ... Chris
Burt Young ... Mike Ameche
Tony Darrow ... Jimmy Pico
John Costelloe ... Manny
Alison Bartlett ... Andrea
Colin Quinn ... Annoying Customer
David Johansen ... Charlie
Mario Cantone ... Cliff
Joseph D'Onofrio ... Sal
Anthony Mangano ... Joe
Anne Meara ... Hard Boiled
John F. O'Donohue ... Detective Anderson
Frank Santorelli Frank Santorelli ... Detective Harris
Harry O'Reilly Harry O'Reilly ... One Glove
Edit

Storyline

Johnny, a small time criminal in his late thirties, has been trying to get ahead his whole life. Sure, hes managed to scrape up enough money over the years to refurnish his entire apartment, but he hasnt been able to do much else. Andrea, Johnnys girlfriend, knowing all too well of his situation and not happy about it, offers him a chance to better himself. He can work for her father driving a bread truck, or he can probably lose her. Johnny, sensing Andreas loss of patience, reluctantly agrees to the first part, but thats when something comes up... That something is Manny, a mistreated hit man for the Angelino crime family and Johnnys good friend. He tells Johnny about a deli the Angelinos use as a front for their drug trading, and about how it will have a million cash just sitting in it on the last day of February. All they need to do is get three guys not from around that they can count on to go into the deli and get the money. Johnny agrees to take part, but only on the condition ...

Add Full Plot | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 2003 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Crooked Lines See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Throw Momma from the Train (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Cansone Del Panino Al Prosciutto
Written by Harry O'Reilly and Eve Nelson
Performed by Anthony Mangano
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Light comedy about Bumbling Brooklyn Mobsters in Training
28 January 2019 | by ddc300See all my reviews

Crooked Lines is a good-natured comedy. Yes, some of the actors have no comedic talent (they look like neighborhood locals). Best performance came from Mario Cantone as a hyper-active gambler specializing in Hockey, of all things. And the scenes between Cantone and his Bull Terrier are hysterical. And the cameo of David Johansen wasn't bad either...quite funny actually. Ben Stiller was involved in the production and his mom Anne Meara had a supporting role. Jim Breuer wasn't bad, but the other leads lacked true comic timing.

Movie was filmed in south-eastern Brooklyn neighborhoods of Gerritsen Beach, Marine Park and Mill Basin. One or more of the production personnel hailed from one of those neighborhoods.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed