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American Crude (2008)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 3 June 2008 (USA)
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The paths of several eccentric and troubled strangers cross one night.

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Craig Sheffer

Writers:

Jeff Winiski (story), Mike Diiorio (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Raymond J. Barry ... Mr. Grand
Aaron Brumfield Aaron Brumfield ... Policeman
Gino Cabanas Gino Cabanas ... Bagman
Ski Carr ... Ed butler
Claudia Choi ... Cindy
Daniel Colletti Daniel Colletti ... Benny
Amanda Detmer ... Olivia
Martin Dorsla ... Stripper cop
Michael Clarke Duncan ... Spinks
Jennifer Esposito ... Carlos
Cam Gigandet ... Kip Adams
Kamal John Iskander ... Manny (as John Iskander)
Shannon Ivey Shannon Ivey ... Marlene (as Shannon Jarrell)
Jeffrey Licon ... Julio
Ron Livingston ... Johnny
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Storyline

The criminal Carlos breaks out from prison and her pimp Felonious Spinks drives the runaway car. Carlos seeks revenge against the criminal Henrique, who raped and introduced her to prostitution. The smalltime crook Johnny is married with Jane, but he is still fancy Olivia that is the love of his life and will marry his best friend Bill while Jane organizes a shower for Olivia. Johnny's father is the pedophile Mr. Grand that sells abducted teenagers to Henrique. Mr. Grand has injured his wife when she asked for the divorce and now she is crippled. Johnny plots a scheme with the travesty Gigi LaRush to separate Olivia from Bill and is negotiating fake passports with Carlos and Spinks. But when Bill and Gigi are arrested by a police officer and Mr. Grand kidnaps Tammy Snow, the lives of these players are entwined with tragic consequences. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

Four lives collide in one crazy night.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, violence, language and some drug use | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Crude - Follie in America See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

In his opening voice-over, the character Johnny Grand (Ron Livingston) attributes the quote "Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive," to William Shakespeare. Sir Walter Scott actually wrote that in Marmion in 1808, about 192 years after Shakespeare died. This probably is the quote most often erroneously attributed to Shakespeare. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Mr. Grand: Medler!
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Swing
Written by Jason Solowsky
Performed by The Jason Solowsky Ensemble
Courtesy of JRSBACH Music (BMI)
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Not nearly as bad as people would lead you to believe.
27 October 2008 | by IndustrialWasteSee all my reviews

First off, let me start by saying that i am a fan of Ron Livingston, that is the only reason I decided to watch this movie after reading the reviews. I almost didn't watch it because of what people said about it. And it was pretty good. Especially for a low budget, and a directorial debut.

The flow is a little off in some spots, i'll give the reviewers that much, and there is one falling scene that is reminiscent of the old vertigo film, but it doesn't really drag the film at all. My only gripe is that at times the dialog felt a little forced. Some of the conversations felt a little too scripted. Trying to be a Quinten Terrinino film, but with nothing to say.And everybody always had the perfect way to say it. But other than that I recommend that you give this movie a shot, I give you 7 out of 10 odds that you'll enjoy it.


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