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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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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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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No te metas con el perro (Don't mess with the dog) 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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Billy's (Sam Rockwell's) dog hat was not originally part of the wardrobe. Colin Farrell bought it during a road trip with Rockwell and put it on his head. See more »

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In the desert, Marty brings Billy the two guns after Hans leaves. Billy takes both guns in his right hand when he starts to stand. When the camera angle changes, though, he twirls just one gun in his right hand. See more »

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Tommy: In Cuba, the torturers used to have a device, two thin metal spikes, placed here, that they adjusted, and slowly, millimeter by millimeter, pricked into the eyeballs.
Larry: You're kidding me. Those Communist motherfuckers.
Tommy: Well, no, Larry. These are the ones those Communist motherfuckers kicked out.
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A surprise final scene interrupts the closing credits a few seconds after they start. See more »

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Inside a Silent Tear
Performed by Blossom Dearie
Written by Blossom Dearie & Mahriah Blackwolf
Published by Blossom Dearie Music/Admin. by Universal Music Publishing
Courtesy of Verve Records
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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