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Mad Dog Time (1996)

With his boss in the madhouse, a mobster is temporary boss of the criminal empire just as vicious rivals threaten the control of the empire.

Director:

Larry Bishop

Writer:

Larry Bishop
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael J. Pollard ... Red Nash
Henry Silva ... Sleepy Joe Carlisle
Gabriel Byrne ... Ben London
Jeff Goldblum ... Mickey Holliday
Ellen Barkin ... Rita Everly
Gregory Hines ... Jules Flamingo
Angie Everhart ... Gabriella
Kyle MacLachlan ... Jake Parker
Billy Idol ... Lee Turner
Juan Fernández ... Davis (as Juan Fernandez)
Billy Drago ... Wells
Christopher Jones ... Nicholas Falco
Richard Dreyfuss ... Vic
Burt Reynolds ... 'Wacky' Jacky Jackson
Réal Andrews ... Clarke
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Storyline

Mob boss Vic returns to business from madhouse. Meanwhile his best and quickest assistant Mickey Holliday is having an affair with Vic's girl Grace Everly and, at the same time, with her sister Rita Everly. What will Vic do? Whom will he kill? Is he really insane and weak? Many other mobsters, including Jake Parker, WackyJacky Jackson and Ben London think he's not so powerful anymore and hope to take his place. Written by Sergey Ukladov <yook@glasnet.ru>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Bring your brains.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Trigger Happy See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,480, 10 November 1996

Gross USA:

$80,026
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

DTS | DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Joey Bishop, in his final film, played a character named "Mr. Gottlieb". Bishop's real name was Joseph Abraham Gottlieb. See more »

Quotes

'Wacky' Jacky Jackson: [Looking at Ben's dead body] What happened to Ben?
Vic: He was rehearsing a one-man show. Closed.
'Wacky' Jacky Jackson: That's too bad. I liked Ben. He had a fresh breath.
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Featured in At the Movies: The Worst Films of 1996 (1997) See more »

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I've Got the World on a String
Written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler
Performed by Frank Sinatra
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Strange and Interesting, a Classic of film art
20 April 2012 | by rekall1900See all my reviews

If the Godfather can be rated as the greatest of realistic crime or gangster movies then Mad Dog Time should be rated as the greatest of surrealistic movies. This is a film which takes the serious reality of the mob world of killers and shows them in a strange weird way that should rate this film as one of the great films of the cinema art. It is like watching mobsters in a way the painter Picasso viewed reality with his famous Cubism. In some ways it is Film Noir but in other ways it is comic and even romantic. If you want to see a different kind of crime movie that is well acted and whose meaning may be no more than the art of strange film or showing what creative film making can do, then catch this one.


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