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Criminal Minds (1998)

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Life on the food chain keeps sinking lower after a vicious, inept gang of psychopaths and misfits seriously bungles a high-stakes heist. Now the hapless ex-con who's left holding the bag ... See full summary »


Thomas Baumann


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Credited cast:
John Saxon ... Antonio DiPaolo Jr.
Dino Tripodis ... Plank McCall
Kip Ellwood Kip Ellwood ... Henry
Kelvin Webb Kelvin Webb ... Virgil
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Beck Tom Beck ... Blaine
Joshua Lewis Berg Joshua Lewis Berg ... B. L. (as Joshua Berg)
Joseph Borghese Joseph Borghese ... Curly
Roberta Camp Roberta Camp ... Planks daughter
Elizabeth Chambers ... Herself
Lee Chase Lee Chase ... Inspector Rourke
Jim Cook Jim Cook ... Mr. Honeywell
Andy Davis Andy Davis ... Diner
Richard Doone Richard Doone ... Card Player with knife
Paul Dyer Paul Dyer ... Earl
Shannon Fairchild Shannon Fairchild ... Tammy


Life on the food chain keeps sinking lower after a vicious, inept gang of psychopaths and misfits seriously bungles a high-stakes heist. Now the hapless ex-con who's left holding the bag finds himself the target of not only crooked cops, but also his fellow thieves, an efficient hitman and the scariest redneck clan this side of "Deliverance"!

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They can't get any lower... but they'll die trying.


Action | Crime

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Rated R for violence and language






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Filming Locations:

Columbus, Ohio, USA

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Dino Tripodis and Andy Davis were both disc jockeys for Columbus, Ohio radio stations, WSNY and WWCD respectively. See more »

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You've probably never heard of anybody in this movie, but it's definitely worth a look (if you have nothing better to do)
25 June 2004 | by BigHardcoreRedSee all my reviews

The box cover compares itself to Quentin Tarantino. I assume this movie is trying to be similar to Reservoir Dogs. That, I can tell you, it's definitely not. The only real comparison that can be made is the fact the movie is about a bunch of criminals involved in a heist-gone-wrong. It's not necessarily a bad thing. Although, I do have to say the first scene made the movie pretty predictable, even if you're not looking too hard. It has it's own style, which it should be proud of. It really was better than I thought it would be, and I didn't catch myself watching the clock throughout. Thomas Baumann both directed and wrote the film so I guess I should give him credit, even though I've never heard of him or any of his other movies.

The movie itself starts off slow but it really does get witty and picks up the pace once it gets through the clichéd beginning. There are two notable scenes I will always remember (I won't spoil it here for you, but when you see the "Duncan Proof Knot", that's one of them).

The best actor in the movie is Kelvin Webb, who has no other credits but has an uncanny resemblance to Laurence Fishburne. On the opposite end of that is Kip Ellwood who played the "Head Hillbilly In Charge", so to speak. I really didn't like his performance as it seemed as if he's trying to hard to be a mean hillbilly. The rest of the cast is just mediocre. All the hillbilly family reminded me of the family from House Of 1000 Corpses. Could be just me, but I liked these hillbillies better than Zombie's version and thought they were a bit more humorous (if Zombie's were meant to be humorous at all).

Overall, it's worth a look, bad acting from Kip Ellwood aside.

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