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Drop Dead Sexy (2005)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 12 March 2005 (USA)
When their money scam runs aground, a group of would-be thieves turn to kidnapping in an attempt to blackmail their target.

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Michael Philip
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Lee ... Frank
Crispin Glover ... Eddie
Burton Gilliam ... Big Tex
Xander Berkeley ... Harkness
Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Spider
Joseph D. Reitman ... Tiny (as Joseph Reitman)
Steven Chester Prince ... Otto
Suzanna Urszuly ... Sky
Diane Klimaszewski ... Brandy
Elaine Klimaszewski ... Amber
Lin Shaye ... Ma Muzzy
Melissa Keller ... Crystal
Mathew Greer Mathew Greer ... Randolf
Audrey Marie Anderson ... Natalie
Amber Heard ... Candy
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The dumb loser Frank Muzzy invites his alcoholic friend and gravedigger Eddie to raise some money bootlegging US$ 250,000.00 in cigarettes for the powerful mobster Spider to Mexico. However, their truck catches fire and they lose the load. Frank becomes desperate to raise the amount, and hides himself with Eddie in the house of his mother. When Frank sees in the newspaper the picture of Crystal Harkness, the wife of the tycoon Harkness, Eddie confirms that she was a former strip dancer and buried with a valuable necklace. Frank forces Eddie to exhume her body, but they do not find the jewel. Frank brings Crystal's corpse to his hideout and decides to ask a ransom to Harkness getting into a deeper trouble, while Eddie falls in love for Crystal. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Small time crooks... Big time idiots! See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for sexual content and nudity, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead Sexy - Bella da morire See more »

Filming Locations:

Taylor, Texas, USA

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1.85 : 1
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'Fargo' beaten with a stick a few hundred times
7 February 2007 | by kreamykonez97See all my reviews

DROP DEAD SEXY 2005 (JASON LEE, CRISPIN GLOVER) DIRECTED BY: MICHAEL PHILIP ~ THE RUNDOWN: Did you see the title? The cover, perhaps? If so, you knew exactly what you were in for and got exactly what you expected: a lame comedy low on laughs and about as original as the name John. ~ I really shouldn't be reviewing this because there's nothing I can say that the DVD cover doesn't. But, what the hell, I'm a Crispin Glover fan and when I saw it sitting there on the shelf at Blockbuster I couldn't resist. Crispin, as usual, was fun to watch, and the rest of the cast was nicely assembled and actually gave the movie quite a bit of life even though Jason Lee is as annoying as an elderly driver. I guess the other good thing about it was that, at only seventy-nine minutes in length aside from the credits, it was nice and short. Still, it was essentially a complete waste of my time except of course I'm an avid Glover fan, which at least gives me some sort of excuse even though you probably don't have one. ~ Aside from extremely occasional chuckle-worthy moments, the movie's attempts at causing laughter are cheesy, predictable and absolutely futile, good enough only for stupid teenagers and/or people very high on something. The premise of the movie is ridiculous, cheap and slightly more generic than Dr. Thunder, and pans out like a deformed Cohen Bros movie. Those films are, of course, brilliantly written, while this was lazily written at best, chocked full of a complete lack of imagination.


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