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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 »

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Harry O'Reilly
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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
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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 ...

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Connections

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

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Old Man Time
Written by Jack Reynolds and Cliff Friend
Performed by Joe Pesci
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A very good, easy film to sit through
5 May 2007 | by shaftmeisterSee all my reviews

This is a great little gem. Picked it up by accident on the TV, and had great fun throughout the movie. If you would analyze it by categories, it probably wouldn't score too high, but if you start with low expectations, this baby will pleasantly surprise you.

The pace doesn't drop at any point, every now and then there is a little joke that usually works, making you impatiently wait for more. If you would go all brainy on this, of course you could bring the vote down several notches, but the point is - this is a pleasant little film, the kind that is not too hard on a tired's man brain..

The movie as a whole works, shortly put.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 2003 (France) See more »

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