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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.

Director:

Jackie Earle Haley

Writer:

Robert Lowell

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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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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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Trivia

Matthew is played by Chris Haley, the son of director/co-star Jackie Earle Haley. See more »

Goofs

Eddie insists that all four guys shoot Marques with same gun. That would not implicate that they all murdered him. It wasn't four different guns being shot at the same time, it wasn't filmed or recorded, the first guy killed him and the rest shot a dead man. See more »

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

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See You on the Other Side
Written by Stuart Hart, Ryan Keaton and Matt Thomas
Performed by The Old States feat. Trev
Courtesy of Selectracks, Inc./BMG Chrysalis
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It is hard to buy Travolta as a mob boss, but this is a decent one time watch movie although nothing all that amazing
22 January 2016 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"Sometimes what looks like a dead end to a dire situation can be an opportunity." After meeting at an old classmates funeral four friends begin to reconnect. When they hatch a plan to play the stock market for a sure thing that will make them all millionaires they jump at the chance. When things go wrong they not only lose their money but they find out that one of them borrowed money from the mob. Now, left with no other choice they must make a deal in order to survive. I love mob movies and was looking forward to this. This is not the type of mob movie I was hoping for. The movies is essentially a kidnapping and little by little more truth is uncovered. The movie isn't that bad and does keep you watching but it was a little slow and not really what I was expecting it to be. The acting is really good, even though it is hard to buy Travolta as a mob boss. This is a decent one time watch movie but nothing all that amazing and nothing I think I would watch again. Overall, good but nothing to scream about. I give this a B.


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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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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$171,494
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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