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The Bag Man (2014)

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A criminal bides his time at a seedy motel, waiting for his boss after killing several men and making away with a mystery bag.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Cusack ... Jack
Rebecca Da Costa ... Rivka
Robert De Niro ... Dragna
Crispin Glover ... Ned
Dominic Purcell ... Larson
Martin Klebba ... Guano
Sticky Fingaz ... Lizard (as Kirk 'Sticky Fingaz' Jones)
David Shumbris ... Pike
Chazz Menendez ... Man in Suit #1
Ian Mclaughlin ... Man in Suit #2
Theodus Crane ... Goose
Mike Mayhall ... Deputy Jones
Danny Cosmo ... Bishop
John Wilmot ... Teller
J. Todd Anderson J. Todd Anderson ... Harvey
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Storyline

A professional shooter gets a new job from his boss. The job is simple to bring him a bag without opening it. But everyone on this town wants that bag. So Jack has to protect the bag and try to carry out his mission. In this city he will meet a lot of people and he will seduced by mysterious woman. Written by Chris Zoumpos

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The cat's in the bag.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Bahamas | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 2014 (Republic of Macedonia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bag Man See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,231, 2 March 2014

Gross USA:

$56,574

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$461,780
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the end credits, Matthew Williams is listed twice as Set Dresser. See more »

Goofs

When John Cusack pursues Robert DeNiro into the woods, he holds the gun in his left hand as his right hand becomes his wounded hand in this short sequence. The mistake becomes very obvious when looking at the mirrored text on his baseball cap. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jack: You want to tell me what this is all about? I mean, if you want me to protect this, don't you want me to know what it is?
Dragna: No, I don't.
Jack: Okay. Can I ask you a question?
Dragna: Go ahead.
Jack: In all due respect, why don't you just hire FedEx?
Dragna: Because I'm hiring you, Jack.
Jack: So, you want me to pick up this bag and bring it to you, and that's it?
Dragna: I want to pay you an exorbitant amount of money to get the bag and bring it to me.
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Connections

References Kojak (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

I Got Loaded
Written by Camille Bob
Performed by Lil' Bob & The Lollipops
Courtesy of La Louisianne Records
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Motel Room 13
21 March 2014 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

That is the "german" title of the movie, which sees Cusack as a lovable bad guy. And while he is doing some despicable things, he also acts in a way that makes the audience care for him. Just the fact that it is Cusack playing that guy/character gives him some points in that direction. Only Paul Rudd might have had a more positive resonance from the audience (and it would have been fun to see him in a role like this).

The twists and turns of the movie are more or less predictable, but the movie is really nicely done. There is also a scene (a "clash" of some sorts, that you know is coming), with some really intense and good dialog (especially De Niros delivery). The rest is OK, with a leading lady that would bewitch almost any (straight) male.


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