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  • Actors: Steve Buscemi, John Turturro, Samuel L. Jackson, Nicholas Turturro, Tony Sirico
  • Directors: Sam Henry Kass
  • Format: PAL, Import
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000GBLO0I
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #848,254 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

Very funny movie!
Cindy
A brilliant comedy with John Turturro, Samual L Jackson, Steve Buscemi, and many other notable actors.
Mad Max
I'm so glad that it is finally being released on DVD!
Chris Wass

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 19, 2004
Format: VHS Tape
I initially chose ths video because of the many character actors involved, who I love. I was surprised how well they all played their parts to contribute to this quirky hilarious movie. If you have certain friends who share your type of humor and play on words and phrases this is for you. From the opening scene with "Joe Head) meeting the neighborhood ex-patriate film director. I smiled, chuckled then laughed at all the funny bits that are in the movie. Just watch it alone then have those special friends join you and you will be hooked. I have purchased my own personal copy as it is a keeper. All the actors have some type of funny line to share. seeing them all play supporting roles makes me appreciate the movie even more. It falls in the catagory of "Wheres Poppa" with George Seagal and "The Monster" with Roberto Begnini for off beat humor of which I am a fan. All my friends just love this movie.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Beauchamp on August 23, 2007
Format: DVD
This is one of those great films that you've probably never heard about.

When college film student Les comes back to his old Brooklyn neighborhood he stumbles on an opportunity to make a documentary: One-eye Jimmy has gone missing. With Joe Head (Michael Badalucco) as his guide they wander the streets, encountering all kinds of crazy characters, like Jimmy's brother Ed (Steve Buscemi), Disco Bean (John Turturro), Jimmy's mother (Anne Meara), and a hairdressing sketch artist (Jennifer Beals), but the two most outstanding performances come from Samuel L. Jackson as a burnt out Viet Nam Vet named Colonel Ron and Nick Turturro as Junior, the neighborhood theif.

While the DVD box attempts to capatalize on Jackson's recent popularity, his part in this film is actually rather small albeit hilarious. Nick Turturro has a much bigger and funnier part but the whole cast is excellent. Also present are Ray Mancini,Tony Sirico and Holt McCallany.

Sam Henry Kass, who also wrote the script, proves that a lot can be done with a low budget.

Unfortunately this DVD transfer leaves much to be desired; it looks no better than a VHS version that I bought several years ago. On top of that you need a multi-region DVD player to play this region 2 PAL disc from Australia. You would think that with all of the big stars, great acting and funny script that some American distributor would remaster this film and release it in a region 1 NTSC North America friendly version.

Still, it's fortunate that this movie is available at all. If you don't have a multi-region DVD player, try to find an American VHS tape of this movie - it's worth the trouble.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ashley Allinson on October 7, 2002
Format: VHS Tape
if the cast doesn't warrant giving this one a look, the laughs surely will. my theory is that the simpson's "disco stu" was created thanks to this one. basically some knuckleheads help a worried mother find her alcoholic son with some slick dectective work. the amateur sleuths basically waste time until they all end up at the same place where they continue to diss eachother. topped off by, perhaps, one of the best fight scenes ever caught on tape outside of a deli and a supporting cast now so familiar, this one is a knee slapper. not bad at all.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Cruickshank on February 27, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
I have seen this movie many times and, after several people helping me search for it, I have finally found a copy to own. I must say that I am disappointed in the lack of availability as it is a great movie, extremely funny with a remarkably talented cast of critically acclaimed actors. I would recommend this film to anyone. Everyone I have forced to watch it has agreed that it is hilarious and I hope it is re-released so lots of people will be able to enjoy it without having to "search" for it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mad Max TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 30, 2005
Format: VHS Tape
A brilliant comedy with John Turturro, Samual L Jackson, Steve Buscemi, and many other notable actors.

It got fantastic reviews at the time, but it didn't stay in theaters long & somehow got missed by the mainstream. Now it's somewhat rare, and not yet on DVD. I definately suggest checking it out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joe M. Ramos on June 7, 2010
Format: VHS Tape Verified Purchase
The VHS tape arrived in a timely manner. The box was in fairly good shape. The video itself was a little fuzzy, but watchable. The movie, however, was not as funny as I remember when I first watched it thirty years ago. I am a huge fan of the characters, but in this movie I thought they were a little silly. They have since developed into wonderful stars.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cindy on February 10, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Very funny movie! Laughed the whole way through. So glad it finally came out on DVD!! It's about time! - Sequel perhaps?????
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By james mccarthy (sleazyhkup@aol.com) on November 2, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
this little movie is one of the funniest movies i ever saw.it stars an allstar cast ann meara,the turturro brothers,sam l jackson ,ray mancini,steve buscemi,jennifer beals.iwill admit it is made with a shoe string budget, but that only adds to the non stop laughs.do yourself a favor get this movie!!!! 10 thumbs up !!!!
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