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Lesser Prophets (1997)

The police have three bookies under surveillance, but they escape and set up shop elsewhere. By chance, one of the police finds them; instead of turning them in, he demands money that his ... See full summary »

Director:

William DeVizia

Writer:

Paul Diomede
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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Badalucco ... Charlie
Zachary Badalucco Zachary Badalucco ... Charlie's Son
Amy Brenneman ... Annie
Dayton Callie ... Bernie
Suzanne Costollos Suzanne Costollos ... Honey (as Suzanne Costallos)
Sybil Darrow ... Pharmacist (as Sybil Temchen)
George DiCenzo ... Jerry
Paul Diomede Paul Diomede ... Cheddar Fry
Mark Ethan ... Gambler
Larry Fleischman ... Dick
Hank Flynn Hank Flynn ... Uniform Cop
Ryan D. Gerber Ryan D. Gerber ... Mikey
Scott Glenn ... Iggy
James Hanlon ... Plain Clothes Cop
Steve Harris ... Giant Black Man who throws brick
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The police have three bookies under surveillance, but they escape and set up shop elsewhere. By chance, one of the police finds them; instead of turning them in, he demands money that his brother, now a suicide, had lost to them. An odd guy named Leon, not entirely compus mentus, knows one of the bookies, brings them a tip on a sure thing, and they bet the farm. Meanwhile, Leon has befriended a kid in the next apartment whose mom is abused by her husband, who himself is carrying on some mysterious thievery. The cop, the bookies, the thief, his wife, and Leon's mistakes and good heart all come together in an ending with murder and money. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for pervasive strong language, and for violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gatans lag See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3 Full Frame
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A decent script ruined by woefully rotten director
25 February 1999 | by fer3retSee all my reviews

This is a perfect case of a fairly decent script being ruined by an amateurish director. Devizia had great actors and still managed to make them look bad. Though the actors are a talented bunch, it seems that the casting people and Devizia were just so thrilled to be actually making a movie, that they put the wrong actors in the wrong roles. Paul Diomede, the only shining light as a character in this film was also the screenwriter.


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