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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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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

Release Date:

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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Quotes

Rick Murphy: Can I ask you a question? I mean, I'm all for old fella's in the workforce, but couldn't you do Home Depot or shoppin' carts or somethin'? Repoin' cars might be a bit of a stretch at your age.
The Colonel: Let me tell you something. When I was a young fella', like yourself, I'd spend all my time dreamin' about the future... and then one day you stop... and you just dream about the past... I used to be good at this repoin' stuff... I think I can get 'er back.
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If you liked BOTTLE ROCKET...
7 July 2005 | by thebooperSee all my reviews

You will love THE ALMOST GUYS. It's a fun, straightforward buddy adventure film, in which the buddies aren't quite up to the adventure. Eric Fleming is extremely likable as a repo man who is in no way a success, but is truly doing his best to be a good father to his son (played splendidly by Oliver Davis). Robert Culp is the perfect curmudgeonly sidekick. When the luckless repo men decide to carry out a kidnapping that someone else started, all hell breaks loose.

The movie is muscle cars, motels, money, and figuring out what's really important.

It's been a long while since I've seen a movie as touching, which made me laugh- out-loud at the same time.


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