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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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Dennis Hopper, Sheryl Lee, and Jimmy Smits were offered parts. See more »

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One of those video rentals that turns out to be surprisingly enjoyable
25 December 2006 | by PullmanPumpy2See all my reviews

I liked this, although it is far from perfect. It's an ensemble movie, three or four separate story lines that all come together in an ending that is totally wrong, but never mind. I liked Dicenzo and his two illegal bookie cronies, their operation looked real to me, and if John Turturo's character was a bit inconsistent -- one moment a moron, the next just a bit backward -- and if Jimmy Smits' participation (I like Smits and his starring position on the video cover was a selling point) was disappointingly brief, there are enough good things in this to keep it interesting. It's mix of 'real' violence and slapstick is another inconsistency, but there is enough in the dialogue and the performances - DiCenzo is particularly good -- to keep it watchable throughout.


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