Mad Dog and Glory 1993 R CC

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Robert De Niro teams up with Uma Thurman and Bill Murray in this wildly offbeat love story about a detective who reluctantly receives a gorgeous "thank you" gift named Glory from a gangster.

Starring:
Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman
Runtime:
1 hour, 38 minutes

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Mad Dog and Glory

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Romance, Comedy
Director John McNaughton
Starring Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman
Supporting actors Bill Murray, David Caruso, Mike Starr, Tom Towles, Kathy Baker, Derek Anunciation, Doug Hara, Evan Lionel, Anthony Cannata, J.J. Johnston, Guy Van Swearingen, Jack Wallace, Richard Belzer, Clem Caserta, Fred Squillo, Chuck Parello, Anthony Fitzpatrick, Eric Young
Studio NBC Universal
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Kevin H. Dudley on November 2, 2005
Format: DVD
The opening scene of director John McNaughton's 1993 low-key-comedy Mad Dog and Glory is quite deceiving. We witness some kind of a drug deal happening in a car, followed by one of the guys getting a bullet in the head spraying his brains all over the passenger side window.

I immediately double-checked the DVD box to make sure this was listed as a comedy. But I stuck with the movie and that opening scene really doesn't have much to do with the overall plot and instead serves as an introduction to the main character, a police photographer named Wayne "Mad Dog" Dobie (played in brilliantly understated fashion by Robert DeNiro).

The movie is quite funny at times, and is very low key and relaxed in its pacing. The film doesn't boast what I would call a ton of laugh-out loud moments, but it has a gentle and relaxed sense of humor that is natural and quite refreshing in this day and age of in-your-face gross out comedies.

The film involves Wayne (or Mad Dog as he's called by his friends/co-workers), who is a police photographer who really would like to be a true artist someday instead of a policeman. While in a seedy convenience store one night, he ends up saving mob boss Frank Milo's (Bill Murray) life when a thug holds up the store and almost shoots Frank.

Frank says that he will show his appreciation for what Mad Dog did for him, and ends up inviting him to Frank's club that he runs as sort of a cover for his mob organization. While in the club, Mad Dog meets the beautiful waitress Glory (a radiant Uma Thurman), who accidentally spills scalding hot coffee on Mad Dog's hand. Disgusted by her clumsiness, Frank scolds her in front of Mad Dog and says that he'll make it up to him in the near future.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Bonita L. Davis on June 18, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
Police are not known for their artistic sensibilities or intellectual acumen while on the job. Mad Dog (also known as Wayne) breaks the mold by having these qualities and being very shy. By the way, he has never used his gun in his fifteen years on the police force.
Loan sharks are not known for their generosity or quick wit on the stage. Frank, a sleeze-bag loan shark also breaks the mold. What possibly could these tow men have in common? Glory and the need of being something that they aren't.
You see, Mad Dog save Frank from a robbery. Out of the goodness of his hear, Frank gives Dog his bartender, Glory, for a week to make his new found friend happy. Let the laughs begin. Robert DeNiro plays a fine role as the unassuming Wayne, caught in the rut of police work and security while his artistic soul flounders. Bill Murray is his usual self with an undertone of laughable seriousness as a loan shark whom no one knows.
Before the week is over sparks begin to fly and Dog must stand up to his mirror image and see if he will fight for the woman he loves. Join in the hilarity of these two opposite characters who will have you rolling.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bonita L. Davis on September 24, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
Police are not known for their artistic sensibilities or intellectual acumen while on the job. Mad Dog (also known as Wayne) breaks the mold by having these qualities and being very shy. By the way, he has never used his gun in his fifteen years on the police force.
Loan sharks are not known for their generosity or quick wit on the stage. Frank, a sleeze-bag loan shark also breaks the mold. What possibly could these two men have in common? Glory and the need of being something that they aren't.
You see, Mad Dog saves Frank from a robbery. Out of the generosity of his heart, Frank gives Dog his bartender, Glory, for a week to make his new found friend happy. Let the comedy begin. DeNiro plays a fine role as the unassuming Wayne, caught in the rut of police work and security while his artistic spirit flounders. Bill Murray is his usual funny self with an undertone of laughable seriousness as a loan shark whom no one knows.
Before the week is over Dog falls in love with Glory, Frank has a fit and the sparks are about to fly. Dog, for the first time must stand up to his mirror image and see if indeed he will fight for the woman he loves. Join in the hilarity of these two opposite characters who will have you rolling.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 19, 2000
Format: DVD
Odd, interesting, and sometimes funny -- probably more of a four, but the one below is so ignorant it needs to be balanced.
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful By "dose2000" on September 28, 2003
Format: DVD
1st off let me say I have alot of trouble with the reviewer whom
said that "Cape Fear" "really hurt DeNiro's career."
To me nothing could be further from the truth! I also disagreed
vehemently with the 'professional critics' whom said things about
DeNiro's performance in "Cape Fear" like the one whom said DeNiro's performance was "overboard" & that, "He was chewing the
prop scenery, up, with his over the top performance."
This is ridiculous, and DeNiro's performance as the unstopable
Max Cady, to me is one of his finest performances! But to the review:
I always thought "Mad Dog and Glory" was a great film & a great vechicle for the great DeNiro...& a superb performance!
What a novel idea to switch roles from DeNiro's 'always'(seemingly)playing the hated bad guy, & allowing him to play a somewhat cowardly policeman, & to have the
similarly always used for comedy, Bill Murray play the underworld figure!
DeNiro's work as that other than a 'tough guy' or 'mobster' was always dismissed by 'critics' & film goer's until his roles in films "Meet The Parents" or "Analyze This". I knew DeNiro could play ANY role in a great way ever since I saw the early film "Bang the Drum Slowly"(where DeNiro plays a sickly southern
boy baseball catcher)or an even earlier film that 'apparently" NO
ONE else saw, "The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight", a low budget film based on the Jimmy Breslin novel, that DeNiro actually saves!!
The plot of "Mad Dog & Glory" is a solid one, and gets2 fine
actors(DeNiro & Murray)to play roles the viewer's are unacustomed
to seeing them in!
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