A former L.A. drug dealer has moved to Houston to make a new life for himself as a married architect. Everything falls apart when he is suddenly visited by one of his former cohorts who comes carrying heroin.

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Skip Woods

Writer:

Skip Woods
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Jane ... Casey
Aaron Eckhart ... Nick
Paulina Porizkova ... Dallas
James Le Gros ... Billy Hill
Paula Marshall ... Christine
Michael Jeter ... Dr. Jarvis
Glenn Plummer ... Ice
Mickey Rourke ... Kasarov
Luck Hari ... Cashier
Bari K. Willerford Bari K. Willerford ... Cop
Richard Wong Richard Wong ... Mr. Wong
Shawn Michael Howard ... Jimmy
Gary Dourdan ... Ballpean
Brian Hooks ... Jary
Jeff Sanders Jeff Sanders ... Ballpean's Bodyguard
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Storyline

The movie opens in a Los Angeles convenience store one late Monday night, where a smalltime drug dealer named Nick (Aaron Eckhart) is trying to decide what coffee brand to buy. His ex-lover Dallas (Paulina Porizkova) and fellow hitman Billy Hill (James LeGros) are getting impatient and tell him to hurry up. Conflicts between Nick and the cashier (Luck Hari) ensue, resulting in Dallas shooting the cashier dead. Though the three attempt to cover up the crime, they are forced to also shoot a police officer (Bari K. Willerford) when he discovers blood on the ground. Written by peter markov

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They say the past always catches up with you. This could be the day.


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Rated R for strong violence, sexuality, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The details of Dallas' version of Nick and Casey's last job differ from that of Casey's version. According to Dallas' story, told to her by Nick, Ball-Peen's apartment was very colorful, luxurious and lavish. And the woman who comes out of the bedroom was, at least, pretty. In the version Casey tells, the apartment was drab, run-down and dirty. The woman from the bedroom looks like a drug addict wearing a bath robe and disheveled hair. See more »

Goofs

The sound of the air flowing through the water in the bong is fake (bubbling). The bubbling starts before Casey puts his mouth to the chamber. See more »

Quotes

[Casey's phone "moos"]
Dallas: Your cow is calling you.
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Alternate Versions

There is an NC-17 version available on video that contains more gore/violence and sexual content. See more »

Connections

References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Wickedness Increase
Written by Joost Langeveld and James Pinckney
Performed by Unitone HiFi
Courtesy of Unitone HiFi Control
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Will this movie change your life today?
11 July 2000 | by stephen nizSee all my reviews

Want a film that's hip, loaded with attitude, funny and shocking at once, packed to the rafters with wild lowlifes? Skip Woods has delivered one, but about five years too late. We've seen everything in THURSDAY before, so you'd best enjoy this film without the baggage of seeing PULP FICTION - and that's a tall ask.

Compared to FICTION or RESERVOIR DOGS , THURSDAY is as flawed as you'd expect. Spontaneous raps about Star Trek, the sadistically amusing torture of a helpless, bound man, and drug-dealer flashbacks all ring a bell. It's derivative, but it's still fun.

Against the leagues of Tarantino ripoff's on the market, you could do much worse than THURSDAY. The day-in-a-life saga, and flexible pace are sometimes a blast. The violence makes you squirm and laugh, so at least it hits the mark, even when it aims low. And the havoc sown on the picturesque picket fence suburb is cruelly effective.

Going out of his way to shock, Woods' film goes wrong because for all his youthful arrogance, THURSDAY isn't half as original as he no doubt thinks. And be warned, the ending is a travesty. It's abysmal and uninspired enough to make you reassess the merits of the picture before the credits have even begun.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1998 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Thursday See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,971, 15 November 1998

Gross USA:

$3,121

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,121
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (theatrical) | (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Black and White (one scene)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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