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Once Upon a Time in Venice (2017)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy | 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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Willis ... Steve Ford
John Goodman ... Dave
Jason Momoa ... Spider
Emily Robinson ... Taylor
Jessica Gomes ... Nola
Kaleti Williams ... Manu
Myles Humphus ... Tui
Famke Janssen ... Katey
Thomas Middleditch ... John (as Thomas Middeditch)
Maurice Compte ... Oscar
Stephanie Sigman ... Lupe
Adrian Martinez ... Tino
Ken Davitian ... Yuri
Victor Ortiz ... Chewy
Adam Goldberg ... Lew the Jew
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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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Never mess with a man's dog See more »

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Action | Comedy

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Official Sites:

Official Site [Japan]

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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Untitled Detective Comedy See more »

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Trivia

According to Ralph Garman, on a podcast (Hollywood Babble-On), he is not in the movie anymore because his scenes were cut. This was due to Bruce Willis deeming the scenes featuring Garman unnecessary to shoot. See more »

Goofs

When Steve Ford jams door with shovel, you can clearly see someone standing behind the door, though it would mean that someone from Spyder's gang is there and knows about Steve's presence in garage. See more »

Quotes

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 »

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References Easy Rider (1969) See more »

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Wake Up With You
Written by Alison Sereda (SOCAN), Courtney Travis (BMI), and Jayme David Silverstein (ASCAP)
Performed by Ally Sereda
Published by Alison Sereda (SOCAN), Courtney Travis (BMI), and Jayme David Silverstein (ASCAP)
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A funny action comedy
28 June 2017 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a policeman turned private detective, whose dog got stolen by a formidable drug cartel. He is determined to find his dog, no matter what price he pays and what method he uses to achieve his goal.

"Once Upon a Time in Venice" is about the crazy happenings in Venice beach, not Venice the Italian city. It keeps a light hearted tone throughout the film, and it keeps on being funny and entertaining. Hurdles keep getting into his way, but he solves them with relative ease. That's what a feel good comedy should be like. A good thing is that the plot does not get too ridiculous. Bruce Willis is good in this role, as he is tough but still got a comedic and sensitive side to the character. I enjoyed this funny action comedy.


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