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The Almost Guys (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy | March 2004 (USA)
A down-on-his-luck repo man and his septuagenarian partner are caught up in the kidnapping of a star baseball pitcher just before his team is to play in The World Series and a stroke of ... See full summary »

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Eric Fleming

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Eric Fleming
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Cast

Credited cast:
Peter Allas ... Massimo #1
Peter Arpesella ... Massimo #2
Scott Baldyga ... Band Leader / Singer
Robert Culp ... The Colonel
Oliver Davis ... Buddy Murphy
James Edson ... Jim Maxwell
Susan Egan ... Suzanne Murphy
Eric Fleming ... Rick Murphy
Tae-Joon Lee Tae-Joon Lee ... The Monk
Tom Lenoci Tom Lenoci ... Gentle Ben
Rob Moran ... Team Security
Satoshi Nakagawa Satoshi Nakagawa ... Monk's Friend
Lin Shaye ... Repo Boss
Shawnee Smith ... Bigger
Katie Whicker ... Cocktail Waitress
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A down-on-his-luck repo man and his septuagenarian partner are caught up in the kidnapping of a star baseball pitcher just before his team is to play in The World Series and a stroke of luck turns into a strike out of major league proportions. Written by Anonymous

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A down-on-his-luck repo man and his 73 year-old partner find a major league pitcher bound and gagged in the trunk of a car that they repo. The World Series is three days away.

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Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for crude sexual references, language and thematic material
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Official Sites:

Karma Films

Country:

USA

Language:

English

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March 2004 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Filmed in 24 days. See more »

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Rick Murphy: Did I ever tell ya' about the law of averages? The law of averages is... at any given moment there's some horrible shit happening to someone in the world, right now. At the same time, there's some really great shit happening to someone else. The law of averages is... most guys are like you and me... nothing really great ever happens to us, but the good thing is nothing really horrible happens either.
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unexpected fun
11 March 2005 | by robin-280See all my reviews

saw this film at the San Jose Cinequest film festival last night... wasn't sure what to expect from the festival catalog (another genre/period parody?), but i was laughing within the first few minutes... the cast is almost uniformly terrific with nicely nuanced performances, and props to Robert Culp who plays a wonderfully aged comedic extension of his younger self... shot in 35mm, the whole production is clearly the work of professionals (a fun past-time at Cinequest is counting the times a boom or shadow enters the shot or the crew shows in in the reflections... maybe the story was so compelling i didn't notice, but except for one brief moment in the desert, the DP earned their check (smile)... could benefit from a bit of trimming during the last 40 minutes, but the film is written right up to the end, and doesn't simply run out of steam... The Almost Guys is Definite Fun!


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