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Go Go Tales (2007)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 7 January 2011 (USA)
A screwball comedy centered on a Manhattan go-go dancing club, where a financial struggle between the owner, his accountant and his silent partner brother threatens the business's future.

Director:

Abel Ferrara

Writers:

Abel Ferrara, Scott Pardo (screenplay)
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Willem Dafoe ... Ray Ruby
Bob Hoskins ... The Baron
Matthew Modine ... Johnie Ruby
Asia Argento ... Monroe
Riccardo Scamarcio ... Doctor Steven
Sylvia Miles ... Lilian Murray
Roy Dotrice ... Jay
Joe Cortese ... Danny Cash
Burt Young ... Murray
Stefania Rocca ... Debby
Bianca Balti ... Adrian
Shanyn Leigh ... Dolle
Lou Doillon Lou Doillon ... Lola
Frankie Cee Frankie Cee ... Luigi
Pras Michel ... Sandman
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A screwball comedy centered on a Manhattan go-go dancing club, where a financial struggle between the owner, his accountant and his silent partner brother threatens the business's future.

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Comedy | Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 2011 (USA) See more »

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Cuentos a go-go See more »

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$6,200,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Performed by Grace Jones
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all the nubile ladies give it their all
16 April 2016 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

Good old Abel Ferrara, his films are never the easiest to watch and no easier to review. Always worth watching, however, and this little number had completely passed me by before I picked up an Italian DVD, with an English audio track fortunately. A failing strip/lap dance joint a lost lottery ticket and owners threatening to foreclose. Sounds a little uninspiring but the Ferrara is not interested in some glossy, happy go lucky enterprise and what we get here is a very well shot, edited and filmed impression of more behind the scenes than anything else. Most of the guys are aged, bossy and freeloading as the ship goes down while all the nubile ladies give it their all, because that's what they do. Asia Argento is very impressive, as is the ever dependable William Dafoe in the lead. Roy Dotrice was a nice surprise and even Bob Hoskins is fine. Sylvia Miles, who I haven't seen since Paul Morrissey's Heat, is a little over the top but just about does the job. More than a little echo here of Cassavetes' Killing of a Chinese Bookie, but nothing wrong with that.


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