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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...

Director:

Russell Mulcahy

Writer:

Mark Hosack
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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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Hard to love... Harder to kill.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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Boulder: [from trailer] Next time there's a new guy... tell him to let the big bad black motherfucker go.
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Nice looking but mediocre
24 December 2009 | by drgrozozoSee all my reviews

Lots of gory effects and nice idea about throwing them into ambient of film-noir. That's about it for this movie.

As for acting, I only liked supporting actors French Stewart and Leland Orser (Frankie and Murphy) as rest of the cast was mediocre at the best. Never felt any spark between boring Elsa Pataky (Evelyn) and not-so-believable-as-unbuttoned-drunkard Thomas Jane (Malone). Malone does get a cool voice, that seems to be a standard for cinematography these days :)

Characters are cartoonish, we can see bits of Sin City in it, unfortunately they are clumsily developed and often over the top. World is mix of 50s and cell-phones, music is scarce but appropriate and pleasant. There are few fresh spots and lot more clichés and borrowed places. Too bad, with more creative freedom it could be fun flick.

Overall movie looks good, it just doesn't have good enough script. I doubt you could say who actually hired who to do what and why when you finish watching.


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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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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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