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Knockaround Guys (2001)

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The wannabe sons of mobsters go to a remote town in the Midwest, and get themselves into more trouble than anyone could anticipate.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barry Pepper ... Matty Demaret
Andy Davoli ... Chris Scarpa (as Andrew Davoli)
Seth Green ... Johnny Marbles
Vin Diesel ... Taylor Reese
John Malkovich ... Teddy Deserve
Arthur J. Nascarella ... Billy Clueless (as Arthur Nascarella)
Tom Noonan ... Sheriff Decker
Nicholas Pasco Nicholas Pasco ... Freddy the Watch
Shawn Doyle ... Deputy Ward
Kevin Gage ... Brucker
Dennis Hopper ... Benny Chains
Andrew Francis ... Matty at 13
John Liddle ... Heslep the Barkeep
Kris Lemche ... Decker
Dov Tiefenbach ... Teeze
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Storyline

The four sons (Diesel, Green, Pepper, Davoli) of major Brooklyn mobsters have to team up to retrieve a bag of cash in a small Montana town ruled by a corrupt sheriff. Specifically, the story gets started when Matt Demaret (Pepper) goes on a job to deliver the money for his mob father (Hopper) on the advice of his uncle (Malkovich). Things don't go as planned though... Written by Ryan McIntosh

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If they don't finish the job, their fathers will finish them See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

New Line

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ajuste de cuentas See more »

Filming Locations:

Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,016,852, 13 October 2002

Gross USA:

$11,715,637

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,806,614
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The first original release date was set for October of 2000 but was shelved when New Line Cinema didn't know how to market the film with then unknown actors in the leads. There was a second date set for 2001 to piggy back off the success of The Fast and Furious (2001) which starred Vin Diesel. The actual release date in 2002 was released after Vin Diesel's first triple X movie so New Line Cinema could have a bigger name sell this film. See more »

Goofs

Teddy tosses young Matty a dime and tells him to make a call. Local Payphone calls were 25 cents in 1987. See more »

Quotes

Storeowner: I got nothing for you my friend.
Taylor: I checked the meter on my machines. Now they've had plenty of play. I gave you that key so you could borrow a little, float yourself for a few days. But half of that money is mine, and I want it.
Storeowner: What can I tell you, Taylor? I run a business here. I have expenses. If I'm not paying fast enough for you, turn 'em off. Take them out of the store.
Storeowner: [Taylor leaves and comes back with a crowbar] What the fuck are you doing? Are you crazy? They're your own fucking ...
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Alternate Versions

An alternate ending was shot after test audiences disliked the original one. See more »

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Menofearthereaper
Written by Graham Crabb
Performed by Pop Will Eat Itself
Courtesy of Nothing / Interscope Records / Infectious Records
Used by arrangement with Universal Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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I Was Impressed
18 April 2003 | by cliodnaSee all my reviews

It's getting harder and harder to find a good mob movie these days. Everyone loves the Sopranos, I've heard it over and over (though I have not had the good fortune to see it myself, as of yet.) However, Sopranos or no, I think this movie deserves better recognition.

There was real chemistry with this cast. There is no denying John Malkovich on screen (sorry if I spelled that wrong), but the most surprising performance, for me, was in Vin Diesel.

Yes, I've seen XXX and Fast and the Furious. I confess, I even own them. So sue me. I know the scripts he gets and the lines he throws out. But something about Diesel's presence more than his actions in this movie convinced me more than anyone else. He was charismatic, loyal, a believable streetfighter. By the end, I was on the edge of my seat just hoping Taylor (Diesel) would survive!

Not the best movie ever to come out, but not something to be rejected either. If your in the mood for a good movie on "The Life," rent The Knockaround Guys. It's a satisfying ride. My rating: 7 1/2 stars.


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