A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.

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Martin McDonagh

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Martin McDonagh
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Pitt ... Larry
Michael Stuhlbarg ... Tommy
Sam Rockwell ... Billy
Colin Farrell ... Marty
Abbie Cornish ... Kaya
Christopher Walken ... Hans
Helena Mattsson ... Blonde Lady
Linda Bright Clay Linda Bright Clay ... Myra
Harry Dean Stanton ... Man in Hat
James Landry Hébert ... Killer (as James Hebert)
Christopher Gehrman ... Cellmate
Christian Barillas ... Catholic Priest
Joseph Lyle Taylor ... Al
Kevin Corrigan ... Dennis
Woody Harrelson ... Charlie
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Storyline

A struggling screenwriter (Colin Farrell) inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his friends (Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell) kidnap a gangster's (Woody Harrelson) beloved Shih Tzu. Written by Anonymous

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They Won't Take Any Shih Tzu. See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for strong violence, bloody images, pervasive language, sexuality/nudity and some drug use | See all certifications »

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In the first scene of the movie there's two hitmen played by (Michael Pitt and Michael Stuhlbarg) both actors were working in that times in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire (2010), which is also gangster-related. See more »

Goofs

When Billy begins his assault during the final shootout, the Beretta in his right hand runs out of ammo at one point and the slide locks back. The immediate next shot shows the slide back in the released position. See more »

Quotes

Billy: Now I've labeled these guns up for you, but you don't have to use them and I won't think that you are pussies, but I am gonna hang on to mine. I think we've done enough of this talking about peace in the desert type stuff. Don't you? I do. This movie ends my way.
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Angel of Death (Undubbed Session Demo)
Performed by Hank Williams
Words & Music by Hank Williams (as Hank Williams Sr.)
Published by Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music
Courtesy of Mercury Nasville (United States)
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Christopher Walken is brilliant
3 February 2013 | by erdenerenerdemSee all my reviews

I watched this movie last week and I am still returning to re watch because it contains some of the most fascinating scenes I have ever watched.

I think the casting was very good. Sam Rockwell, who had already pulled off a slowly degrading and paranoid character living in moon alone, really succeeds in bearing the weight of the story. He is essentially causes almost all the progress single handedly and the parts really fit together.

Colin Farrell, who is a favorite of the director is another good flavor but I didn't really get impressed with his acting or his character. Because his character has almost no impact, he is dragged along to different situations and usually has no bearing in the movie. Maybe it supposed to represent the director in some level but it is very interesting to see the story teller who doesn't even realize how little control he has on his own story.

But I am mainly reviewing this title to praise Christopher Walken. Every one of is scenes are perfect, he is just brilliant. I have always liked him but I could never imagine that I would be impressed this much with his acting. I think the character is very interesting, his dialogs really fit the atmosphere and in general it was a very essential part of a good story.


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Release Date:

12 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seven Psychopaths See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,174,915, 14 October 2012

Gross USA:

$15,024,049

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,226,382
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2.35 : 1
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