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Go (1999)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 9 April 1999 (USA)
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The aftermath of a drug deal as told from three different points of view.

Director:

Doug Liman

Writer:

John August
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Katie Holmes ... Claire Montgomery
Sarah Polley ... Ronna Martin
Suzanne Krull ... Stringy Haired Woman
Desmond Askew ... Simon Baines
Nathan Bexton ... Mannie
Robert Peters ... Switterman
Scott Wolf ... Adam
Jay Mohr ... Zack
Timothy Olyphant ... Todd Gaines
Jodi Bianca Wise ... Ballerina Girl
William Fichtner ... Burke
Rita Bland ... Dancing Register Woman
Tony Denman ... Track Suit Guy
Scott Hass Scott Hass ... Raver Dude
Natasha Melnick ... Anorexic Girl
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Storyline

Told from three perspectives, a story of a bunch of young Californians trying to get some cash, do and deal some drugs, score money and sex in Las Vegas, and generally experience the rush of life. Written by Vladimir Zelevinsky <vz@alum.mit.edu>

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A weekend wasted is never a wasted weekend. See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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

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Director Doug Liman originally did not want to cast Scott Wolf in the movie because Katie Holmes was already signed, and he did not want the movie to star two TV actors. However, he saw him talking in a hallway with Jay Mohr and realized that the chemistry between the two would be good in the movie. See more »

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When Marcus and Simon are rushing back to get the other two at the hotel, the cameraman (with his white shoes) and his equipment is reflected on the brass wall as the elevator door closes. See more »

Quotes

Todd: Hey Ronna, how are sales?
Ronna: Todd, I can explain
Todd: I'm not going to ask you to. It's not like I'm in a highly ethical industry. But Goddamned, Ronna. You fucked me over for twenty lousy hits!
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Crazy Credits

The opening logo and tune for Columbia is alternated with stroboscopic flashes from the opening rave scene. See more »

Alternate Versions

DVD includes 14 deleted scenes: they consist mostly of alternate takes of existing scenes (for example Ronna and Simon discussing outside the store) and longer versions of scenes featured in the theatrical release (such as the first conversation between Todd Gaines and Claire). Also included, however, is an alternate ending for the Vegas storyline, where Simon and Marcus find out they left Todd's credit card in Vegas and realize that the goons are on their tracks. They barricade themselves in Simon's apartment. Meanwhile Victor and his son are at Todd's apartment and are waiting for Simon. Claire finds Todd's gun and points it at Victor unaware that the gun isn't loaded. After a fight, Todd manages to wrestle the gun out of Victor's hands. Todd goes to Simon's apartment and, after Simon lets him in, punches him in the face. See more »


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Magic Carpet Ride
(Steir's Mix)
Written by John Kay and Rushton Moreve
Produced by Phillip Steir
Performed by Phillip Steir featuring Steppenwolf
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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Now dated but sill a nostalgic ride back to the 90's
16 June 2013 | by RockPortReviewSee all my reviews

Three years after directing the cult hit "Swingers" Doug Liman struck gold again with the hip young ensemble comedy "Go". Uniquely structured over the course of one crazy night in the lives of a bunch of young people in the city of angels.

The story follows four main characters Ronna (Sarah Polley), a supermarket cashier, who needs $300 to avoid being evicted from her apartment. Simon (Desmond Askew), Ronna's British co-worker who's is going to Las Vegas for the weekend with a few friends. Then there are Adam and Zack (Scott Wolf and Jay Mohr) a couple of gay soap opera actors who are cutting a deal with the police to help then arrest Simon who is friends with Tod (Timothy Olyphant) a local drug dealer.

The movie has a very 90s feel to it when watched today. Pagers were still big with teenagers. Raves were still cool and mysterious. This movies is like a time capsule of a time that really doesn't seem too long ago. Remember the good ole days of 1999, at the height of Y2K paranoia, and people still doing the Macarena what a time to be alive. (Yes, I'm being sarcastic if it isn't obvious). Okay so needing money in a hurry Ronna takes Simon's shift so he can go to Vegas. When Adam and Zack look to score some ecstasy from her in a sting operation she agrees. She goes to Tod to buy the stuff hoping to turn a profit when she resells it, not knowing that Adam and Zack are narcs. Although Tod needs some assurance that Ronna will pay him back, so she leaves her friend Claire (Katie Holmes) as collateral. Needless to say the deal goes bad and Ronna is now totally screwed.

Then the movie sort of starts over again but this time from Simon's point of view and his wild adventures in Vegas. Simon and friends get into some pretty crazy sh** and end up on the run from some low level strip club mobsters when Simon shots one of them in the arm. This story will cross path with Tod and Claire near the end.

Lastly we've go to the point of view of Adam and Zack and their relationship with officer Burke (William Fichtner) who is overseeing their plea bargain to get and arrest that will lead him to Tod. They will also run into Ronna again at a very inopportune time. Everything in each story in connected in one way or another and makes it joy to watch. The characters are interesting, quirky, and funny, and the story is tightly packed with out a second to spare. It's a pretty fun experience even if it is a little dated. So if your feeling a little nostalgic for the 90s I suggest you "Go".


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 1999 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,706,795, 11 April 1999

Gross USA:

$16,943,454

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,451,622
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