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Mad Dog Time (aka Trigger Happy)


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  • Actors: Paul Anka, Ellen Barkin, Joey Bishop, Gabriel Byrne, Billy Drago
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Full Screen, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • DVD Release Date: March 2, 2004
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00015HVLA
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #164,844 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Mad Dog Time (aka Trigger Happy)" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

Richard Dreyfuss heads an all-star cast in this wickedly funny crime comedy that explodes with rapid-fire wit and deadly double-crosses. It's a wonderfully warped glimpse of the criminal underworld, where insanity reigns and the barbs and bullets fly. Dreyfuss is Vic, a mob boss who's crazy. Literally. After his release from a mental hospital, he returns to find that his organization is crumbling and no wonder! With friends like his, who needs enemies? There's Mickey Holiday (Jeff Goldblum), the hired gun whose lightning-fast hands have been all over Vic's girlfriend (Diane Lane); Ben London(Gabriel Byrne), the slow-witted goon who sees himself replacing Vic as the gang's mastermind (evenif no one else can see it); and the luscious Rita (Ellen Barkin), a bombshell who could detonate atany moment. Vic struggles to 'restore the balance, but as he sorts through the myriad of loopy schemes against him, one thing becomes clear: he may be the only one who isn't crazy! With appearancesby Gregory Hines, Burt Reynolds and Kyle MacLachlan, Trigger Happy is a comedy masterwork! (American Urban Radio Networks).

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3.8 out of 5 stars
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Daniel B. Anderson on March 13, 2005
Format: DVD
MDT is a gem. Bizarre and very funny. If you like any of the actors in this film, and you have a taste for the bizarre and dark humor, chances are you'll find a lot to love here. Dreyfuss, Goldblum, MacLachlan, Reynolds, Silva, Byrne are all great. Be the first in your mob to discover this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steven D. Davis on July 13, 2010
Format: DVD
The brilliance of this film lies in its director, screen writer, actors, Ellen Barkin, absolutely perfect acting, camera, camera angles, camera distance to actors with perfect lighting and angles, scene lighting, shadows, dialogue pace, scene pace, scene pause, character introduction, character development, character demise, story flow, song selection, did I mention Ellen Barkin, oh and Richard Dreyfuss in as perfect a part as he will ever have brilliantly delivered, Jeff Goldblum in as perfect a part as he will ever have brilliantly delivered and I hope he did this for no fee since his brilliant performance was apparently effortlessly delivered and lastly Larry Bishop (son of Joey) as Nicholas Falco who let Goldblum have the last shot. Brilliant. By the way, I really like this film and highly recommend it. Thank you Larry Bishop from one who loves a good story, directed very well and actors who take direction very well and deliver.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By gobirds2 TOP 1000 REVIEWER on March 5, 2007
Format: DVD
1996's MADS DOG TIME is quirky fun. This little hoodlum black comedy is the stuff cult films are made of. Unorthodox at best, this film contains a great cast and very interesting characters. The cast truly is fantastic including Richard Dreyfuss, Gabriel Byrne, Jeff Goldblum, Burt Reynolds, Henry Silva, Joey Bishop, Diane Lane, Ellen Barkin, Kyle MacLachlan, Michael J. Pollard, Richard Pryor, Paul Anka, Gregory Hines and the long lost enigmatic Christopher Jones not seen since RYAN'S DAUGHTER. Larry Bishop produced, directed and wrote this wild screenplay. The more you watch it, the more you see. Highly underrated.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Valkeri on October 12, 2004
Format: DVD
I rented this in VHS format years ago after seeing a trailer for it on a movie I owned. (After seeing the trailer 10 times I finally remembered to look for it at the video store). It wasn't anything like I expected it to be, but I loved it.

In fact, I bought the VHS. It was too expensive to purchase retail (price was close to $100), but I was lucky and found it at a second-hand movie/music store. (bought it for $6.00 Candadian). I have since worn it out and plan to buy the DVD.

The cast obviously had fun making this movie. I would recommend this to anyone who is a fan of any of the actors in this film.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By C. S. Schofield on November 15, 2004
Format: DVD
I happen to like MAD DOG TIME (or TRIGGER HAPPY as I first knew it) very much indeed, but I like a great many strange and flawed films.

It seems to me that the makers of this film are poking fun at both the harmless gangsters of GUYS AND DOLLS and ROBIN AND THE SEVEN HOODS, and at the High Seriousness of THE GODFATHER and its progeny. I know of only one Gangster film that surpasses it in outright weirdness - ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA - and the only one that is more darkly comic is GOODFELLAS, which most people treat as serious drama.

If you ever scoffed at the good hearted gangsters of the '50's and 60's musicals, or laughed at the pretensiousness of 70's and 80's gangster noir, you may like this film a lot. Or you may hate it. It is a very peculiar vision, and not to all tastes. But don't dismiss it without a look. There will probably never be another film anything like it.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Big Phil on June 30, 2006
Format: DVD
A surprisingly great movie w/ countless named stars in support roles.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Nancy Dunning on March 23, 2006
Format: DVD
This is one of the sexiest movies around. The characters are bigger than life. If you like the old Rat Pack movies with Frank, Dean and the gang then you'll love this. The scene with Billy Idol and Jeff Goldblum is hilarious.
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This was a quirky,dark comedy that some people don't seem to get, but I thought it was great. I'd seen it years ago, and then last year it came on TV over at my brother's house, so i had him watch it, and he loved it,as well. I thought an uncle of mine would really appreciate it, so I grabbed a copy to show him, and any others that want to see it. The price I got here was too good to pass up
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