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The Dukes (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 14 November 2008 (USA)
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The Dukes, a Doo Wop group, were on top of the world at 17, and struggle for survival in 2008. Their manager is desperately trying to get them work but is met with failure at every turn. ... See full summary »

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... George
... Danny
... Lou
Frank D'Amico ... Armond
... Murph
... Aunt Vee
... Diane
... Toulio
... Katherine
... Giovanni Zorro
... Brion
... Stephanie
Alphonse Mouzon ... Ray
... Suzette
... Brad
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The Dukes, a Doo Wop group, were on top of the world at 17, and struggle for survival in 2008. Their manager is desperately trying to get them work but is met with failure at every turn. Finally pushed to the extreme , they pull a heist only a fool would attempt, which leaves them even more desperate. When all seems lost, they find themselves. Underneath the laughter, the film explores the intricacies of redefining yourself; not dealing only with lost fame, but for anyone who's found themselves at the bottom of the mountain looking up to where they once were; and how, in changing times, to hold on to your true self. Written by Bob Byers

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The music was then , the time is now

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Music

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Rated PG-13 for brief sexuality and drug references
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Also Known As:

Ütött-kopott hírnév  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$6,067, 16 November 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$26,157, 7 December 2008
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Robert Davi wrote the first draft of the script in 1986. He was inspired to write it after working with 1960s rock star Jay Black in Contract on Cherry Street (1977). See more »

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The Dukes Are Kings!
24 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

What a great film - it was evocative of the sixties - stylish - and the feel was one that grabbed you from the first frames - there's a wonderful story and secondary stories that are hilarious - saw it last night at the Newport Beach Film Festival - what a cast - Hollywood stalwarts Robert Davi and Chaz Palmenteiri star as over the hill Doo Wop stars who are running out of money and work, but they earn their kudos up against Joe Campanella and Peter Bogdonavich - and the music, a Doo Wop background set with a crazy crime caper - it will hook you and give you two hours of pure pleasure. Pure enjoyment, this is so classy and well done! I didn't know that Robert Davi had directed this, but what a debut - the style of the cinematographer was evocative of the glossy old school, which was the heart of the story, and all effects worked to push the story and the mood. This is sure to be a surprise winner of the Festival that also birthed the premieres of "Crash" and "The Illusionist."


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