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Criminal Activities (2015)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 20 November 2015 (USA)
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Four young men make a risky investment together that puts them in trouble with the mob.

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Jackie Earle Haley

Writer:

Robert Lowell

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Pitt ... Zach
Dan Stevens ... Noah
Christopher Abbott ... Warren
Rob Brown ... Bryce
Edi Gathegi ... Marques
Jackie Earle Haley ... Gerry
John Travolta ... Eddie
Morgan Wolk ... Janie
Travis Aaron Wade ... Agent Santos
Alan B. Jones ... Agent Reichert
Chris Haley Chris Haley ... Matthew
Christopher Jay Gresham Christopher Jay Gresham ... Little Mike
Bobby C. King ... Agent Colin (as Bobby King)
Tyrone Jenkins Tyrone Jenkins ... Demetrius
Rex Baker ... Orpheus
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Storyline

Pic is about four young guys who reunite at an ex-classmate's funeral. One mentions to the others inside information on a stock that is a guaranteed lock to make them instant millionaires. Unfortunately, the deal goes south along with their investment. Things go from bad to worse: one of them borrowed his share of the money from a mobster. Written by Mike Fleming Jr

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High stakes. No breaks. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Actividades Criminosas See more »

Filming Locations:

Cleveland, Ohio, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$171,494
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Dan Stevens (Noah), Edi Gathegi (Marques), Jackie Earle Haley (Gerry), and John Travolta (Eddie) have all played comic book characters in movies and on tv. Stevens on Legion, Gathegi on X-men: First Class, Haley on The Watchmen, and Travolta on The Punisher. See more »

Goofs

When Marques is attacked on the toilet with his pants down, he immediately fights back but his pants are pulled up. See more »

Connections

References Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) See more »

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You Beat Me Baby
Written by August Moon
Performed by Larry Saunders
Courtesy of Amherst Records
By exclusive arrangement with Heyday Music Group
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Mainly average but the sudden twists will make you smile
22 November 2015 | by artapme-840-333602See all my reviews

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This is a fairly basic Hollywood story of how things take a turn south really fast in peoples lives and keep getting worse by the minute. I've always liked "gangster" movies like this, kinda simple but yet funny characters and unexpected twists you really cannot predict. It's the small things that can make an average movie turn in to a good one and this did that for me. About half of it is just plain average but then things start to happen so don't stop watching.

The writing and characters have clear influences from Tarantinos Pulp Fiction, Guy Ritchie's Snatch(and others) and the ending is quite "Usual Suspect's" type but so what if we've seen it before, it still works. For it's budget I'm happy with what I saw.

Too much of movies these days throw money away in effects and other useless crap, they still haven't learned that a billion dollars worth of effects won't make a bad script good. Save that money Hollywood and make a hundred of these types instead. Put the money towards good writers and casting and that will save you a lot.. and make a better movies at the same time.


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