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Once Upon a Time in Venice (2017)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Thriller | 16 June 2017 (USA)
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A Los Angeles detective seeks out the ruthless gang that stole his dog.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Steve Ford
... Dave
... Spider
... Taylor
... Nola
... Manu
... Tui
... Katey
... John (as Thomas Middeditch)
... Oscar
... Lupe
... Tino
... Yuri
... Chewy
... Lew the Jew


Steve Ford (Bruce Willis) is a down but not out L.A based Private Investigator whose professional and personal worlds collide after his loving pet Buddy is stolen by a notorious gang. A series of crazy circumstances find him doing the gang's bidding, while being chased by two vengeful Samoan brothers, a loan shark's goons, and a few other shady characters. They say a dog is a man's best friend, and Steve shows how far a man will go to be reunited with him. Written by https://teaser-trailer.com

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Also Known As:

Going Under  »

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Did You Know?


Lou's last name is Jewison. Dave's full name is David Lloyd Jones. See more »


At around 1h15 into the movie there is a scene played backwards. You can clearly see all cars driving on the highway going backwards. See more »


Spider: I want my shit back!
Steve Ford: I want my dog back.
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Crazy Credits

In the middle of the credits, there is a small cut-scene where John (Thomas Middleditch) tries to free himself by rocking the chair that he's tied to but instead falls down. See more »


References Easy Rider (1969) See more »


Certified G
Written and Performed by Damon Criswell
Published by Psychedelic Records Publishing (BMI)
© Psychedelic Records
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Don't believe the hate.
8 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

Man, the critics are so full of crap...I don't understand what's wrong with them. Whatever crawled up their ass and destroyed any sense of humour they might have had must have been pretty bad...Personally I found this to be an enjoyable and really quite funny movie. It made me chuckle several times. It also distinctly has some of the same feel to it as some classic 90's movies, which I also very much enjoyed. Rent it or something if you're unsure, but I recommend watching this movie on a relaxing evening when you don't have anything special to do. It's not a complex or intricate movie that requires you to use your brain, and won't win any awards, it's just good old simple fun. Don't expect too much action though. There's very little. This isn't Die Hard. This is, first and foremost, a comedy. One that I, personally, enjoyed.

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