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Give 'em Hell Malone (2009)

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A tough as nails private investigator (Malone) squares off with gangsters and their thugs to protect a valuable secret. Malone goes through hell to protect the information but he dishes some hell as well...

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Russell Mulcahy

Writer:

Mark Hosack
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Jane ... Malone
Ving Rhames ... Boulder
Elsa Pataky ... Evelyn
French Stewart ... Frankie the Crooner
Leland Orser ... Murphy
Chris Yen ... Mauler
William Abadie ... Pretty Boy
Gregory Harrison ... Whitmore
Doug Hutchison ... Matchstick
Eileen Ryan ... Gloria
David Andriole ... Pencil Stache
Thomas Olson Thomas Olson ... Eddie the Cheese (as Tom Olson)
Mark Hosack Mark Hosack ... Sammy
Melody Deatherage Melody Deatherage ... Nurse
Bart Heimburger Bart Heimburger ... Clerk
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A tough as nails private investigator (Malone) squares off with gangsters and their thugs to protect a valuable secret. Malone goes through hell to protect the information but he dishes some hell as well...

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Taglines:

Hard to love... Harder to kill.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Malone See more »

Filming Locations:

Spokane, Washington, USA

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The revolver that Malone uses is a Mateba Model 6 Unica, an automatic revolver, one of only a few such models ever produced. See more »

Goofs

When Sammy is hit with the throwing knife it's stuck just below his heart on the left side of his chest. But in the next cut scene when Malone grabs Sammy in a close up scene the knife is stuck in the right side of his chest. See more »

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Gloria: Give 'em hell, Malone!
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Really entertaining, humorous homage to old-school noir movies.
5 December 2013 | by TehmehSee all my reviews

Think about an old classic detective story, preferrably taking place anywhere from 1940's to 1970's. Add some really refreshing non-PG13 violence and a constant layer of humor - not forced jokes every once in a while, but a constant weird, funny tone that is nearly always present.

The characters are all really stereotypical clichés, and in the best possible way. You get the seasoned and rough good guy, a femme fatale (dressed in red, of course) and villains. A stoic one and some over the top ones. Bear in mind that this is all intended. We get to see some really fun characters. Thomas Jane fits in his role very well, as does Ving Rhames. Elsa Pataky is pretty and also bad in a way that somehow fits this crazy film. Also, Doug Hutchison gets to give a really hammy performance, he had a lot of fun with this one.

At some point, the film lost its strong grip on me. Understandable, because this kind of film is extremely hard to pull off perfectly. I won't say that it falls apart, but perhaps the movie got more slow and serious when I would've preferred otherwise. Some pacing issues probably too.

Besides that, I have one thing to say: I won't forget this movie 15 minutes after the end credits start to roll. It's different from the abundance of modern mediocre action thrillers in every possible way. I will remember seeing this 10 years from now.

The tongue-in-cheek style makes this movie worthwhile. It's a fine line when you're trying to fit film noir and a constant humorous tone in the same film, but most of the time it works. If you're looking for something really serious, wholly original or exceptionally thrilling, look elsewhere. This feels more like a homage than anything else. Whatever the case may be, I liked it.


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