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Pete Smalls Is Dead (2010)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime | 14 April 2011 (USA)
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Two old pals attend an old friends funeral and find there is more to his death than him being dead.

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Alexandre Rockwell
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Dinklage ... K.C. Munk
Mark Boone Junior ... Jack Gomes
Todd Barry ... Bob Withers
Steve Buscemi ... Bernie Lake
Seymour Cassel ... Saco
Ritchie Coster ... Hal Lazar
Lena Headey ... Shannah
Michael Hitchcock ... Sly
Carol Kane ... Landlady
Artin Kashini Artin Kashini ... Aram
Michael Lerner ... Leonard Proval
Rosie Perez ... Julia
David Proval ... Nimmo
Steven Randazzo Steven Randazzo ... Larson
Emily Rios ... Xan
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Two old pals attend an old friends funeral and find there is more to his death than him being dead.

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Release Date:

14 April 2011 (USA) See more »

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A Morte de Pete Smalls See more »

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California, USA See more »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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K.C.: A friend of mine became a big-shot Hollywood director. He put himself in his own movies. Big mistake. My oldest friend, Jack, teaching acting in the valley to people in refrigerator boxes. He said the idea came to him when he was locked in a public bathroom for a night. Me, I own a laundromat. My best friend has four legs and cataracts. I'd gone out to Los Angeles to change the world. And then we got hit smack in the face by something we hadn't seen coming. Fame.
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a Film Noir à la Big Lebowski
16 June 2012 | by maya-mayaSee all my reviews

This movie has all the elements of an old Film Noir: a missing person (well, dog), a mysterious woman, a voice-over narration by the main character (nicely played by Peter Dinklage), and a slightly convoluted main plot. The message; whether it is in fact a deeper look at the machinations of Hollywood (and the good and the bad that goes with it) or not, is not as important as the overall atmosphere.

The bits that feel just too far out and too unrealistic are more than made up for by both the excellent cast and the road trip/generally trippy vibe that seems reminiscent of the Big Lebowski.

It's certainly not for everyone; bring some time and willingness to go with the flow. Then it's a gem of a movie that is well worth a watch -and a re-watch.


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