A Good Night to Die
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Genre: Feature Film-Action/Adventure
Release Date: 20-APR-2004
Media Type: DVD
Top Customer Reviews
It is about a likable hit man named Ronnie, his not so
bright protege, August, and a eventful day in their
Michael Rappaport gives the most powerful performance
of his career as the dim witted and intense student of
the hit man arts. Gary Stretch plays the main
character who goes to extreme lengths to protect his
protege whom he feels responsible for bringing into
their world. I've never heard of Mr. Stretch but I'm
sure we all will very soon. He seems to jump off the
screen and sit in your lap.
A entirely unrecognizable Ralph Macchio plays a
psychotic killer with his partner (you never really
know their exact relationship, but whatever it is,
it's really weird) played by Ally Sheedy (always a
bonus to see Ralph Macchio and Ally Sheedy play a
murderous, psychotic duo)
Deborah Harry and Seymour Casell play rival mob bosses
but this is more than your standard "the mob is after
me" kind of movie.
The movie is filmed mainly in the streets of New York
City. You can practically smell the city. One
particular rooftop assassination scene really stands
out. There was something very disturbing and wrong
about how the person was done in.
I highly recommend this movie.
Briefly, the film is a day in the life of,Ronnie,(Gary Stretch), a gangster who spends it trying to save the life of fellow hit man, August, who he had brought into the business three years ago. August (Michael Rapaport) has become a real problem for some of the bosses around town. If it is any indication of the film quality and impact, all I remember is the scene where Ronnie meets rival criminal, Madison (Deborah Harry). I remember nothing else of the film but that it was of good enough quality to show quests into the genre.
Definitely not your main stream thriller. The film is imaginative and you won't walk away feeling jaded.
The film stars Michael Rapaport, Gary Stretch, and Seymour Cassel with a strong cast that includes Ally Sheedy ("The Breakfast Club"), James Russo, Ralph Macchio ("The Karate Kid"), Lainie Kazan ("My Big Fat Greek Wedding"), Robin Givens, and Deborah Harry ("Blondie").
Former British boxer Gary Stretch is best known for his work as a psycho in "Dead Man's Shoes" (2004) and as Cleitus in "Alexander" (2004). He's been in several films by Craig Singer, this film's producer/director. Stretch plays a Hitman trying to help his friend who is threatened with being hit due to his incompetence.
Michael Rapaport is not a well known name but you've seen his face in more than 50 films. He's probably best known as Frank from "My Name is Earl" (2007-8) and as Don Self from "Prison Break" (2008-9). Rapaport plays Stretch's hitman friend who is in trouble.
The excellent supporting cast appears almost exclusively in one scene. And while they all do a great job, one short scene is not enough.
Seymour Cassel is the veteran in this film that features younger actors. Cassel started in the business in 1959 and has more than 200 roles to his credit. He was nominated for an Oscar for "Faces" (1968).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
bought this for my mom, she loved it. came way before it was supposed to. looked used, but not positive. either way it worked.Published on January 9, 2014 by Unique
This movie is the best Gary Stretch movie ever. His character is so different from all the others that he has played before. You can't help but root for him all the way through. Read morePublished on August 2, 2008 by Stephanie A. McPherson
This is a love story between two killers for hire. Stretch introduces Rapaport to big time crime after they accidentally meet in a dark movie theater. Read morePublished on August 13, 2004 by O. Diaz
I really dont know how anyone can enjoy this movie, the movie keeps on skipping backwards and forwards in time and in the end you are so confused that the movie doesnt make sense. Read morePublished on June 14, 2004
This is an amazing film (as the title implies). Craig Singer did an fantastic job making this film. This Captivating film will leave you on the edge of your seat, and by the end... Read morePublished on June 5, 2004 by dan
I saw this film when it showed at the Tribeca Film Festival, and I was blown away (pun intended) by the acting, the story, and especially the way it depicted New York City. Read morePublished on August 19, 2003 by Millerhead
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