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The Hitmen Diaries: Charlie Valentine (2009)

Charlie Valentine (original title)
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Charlie Valentine (Raymond J. Barry), notorious crime boss/mobster, attempts to pull one last heist before slipping into "retirement". When the heist goes sour, however, he's forced to go ... See full summary »

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Jesse V. Johnson
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9 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Raymond J. Barry ... Charlie Valentine
Michael Weatherly ... Danny Valentine
James Russo ... Rocco
Tom Berenger ... Becker
Steven Bauer ... Ferucci
Maxine Bahns ... Jenny
Valerie Dillman ... Blondie
Keith David ... Sal
Dominiquie Vandenberg ... Dom
Robert Blanche ... Wiseass
Kevin Scott Allen ... Marko
Randy Crowder ... Teddy
Glenn Taranto ... Mob Collector
Anthony Vitale ... Mob Driver
Vernon Wells ... Broad
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Storyline

Charlie Valentine (Raymond J. Barry), notorious crime boss/mobster, attempts to pull one last heist before slipping into "retirement". When the heist goes sour, however, he's forced to go on the run. Seeking help from his estranged son, Danny (Michael Weatherly), Valentine finds himself teaching his son the tricks of the trade. After an attempted scam on Danny's boss, and with a mobster on his tail, Valentine must decide whether or not he has enough goodness in himself to save his only son...a son who might die thanks to Valentine's mistakes. Written by The Mariah

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, sexual content and pervasive language | See all certifications »
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Tom Berenger and Keith David also appeared in Platoon (1986). See more »

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Charlie Valentine: It isn't necessarily that I'm immoral of character, I just don't take great stock in the morality of others, that's all.
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Quality doesn't need cost
9 December 2014 | by DeestedSee all my reviews

Studios spend tens of millions of dollars to distract us with explosions, effects, and big names. The Hit men Diaries doesn't have that. What it does have is strong writing, great cinematography, powerful acting, and some names from actions films of the 90's. Raymond Barry does a great job as the lead, playing a ready to retire gangster.

I saw this film at AOF and everyone was at the edge of their seat at the gritty dialog. A well evolved film that shows us, a good script and good acting, makes for a good film. The story drew in the audience. The duality of the character intrigued. The director did a great job retelling a classic style heist film. All the pieces came together for this.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 2009 (USA) See more »

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The Hitmen Diaries: Charlie Valentine See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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