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Frogs for Snakes (1998)

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Eva is a legit actress, who also does debt collecting jobs on the side for her ex-husband, loan shark Al. She doesn't want to go on with collecting, but Al asks her to do one last job, finding a missing $600,000 stolen from him by Flav.

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Amos Poe

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Amos Poe
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
José Rafael Arango José Rafael Arango ... Doorman (as Jose Rafael Arango)
Nicole Arlyn ... Flo (as Nikki Arlyn)
David Cale ... Jim
Nick Chinlund ... Iggy Schmurtz
Robbie Coltrane ... Al Santana
David Deblinger ... UB
Anthony DeSando ... Rilke
John DiMaggio ... Jersey Kid
Harry Hamlin ... Klench
Ian Hart ... Quint
Barbara Hershey ... Eva Santana
Zak Kerkoulas Zak Kerkoulas ... Augie Santana
John Leguizamo ... Zip
Linda Mancini Linda Mancini ... Bartender
Lisa Marie ... Myrna L'Hatsky
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Storyline

A group of unemployed theater actors survive by working as illegal money collectors. The loan shark they are working for owns an Off-Broadway theater. As he decided to play "American Buffalo" there, a bloody battle for the favorite roles begin. Written by Soeren Ney <SoerenNey@aol.com>

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They collect for the mob. But they'd rather act. Expect killer performances. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, sexuality and sex-related dialogue, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Trupe dos Farsantes See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,191, 23 May 1999

Gross USA:

$21,589

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,589
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film's title is taken from the blues song by Sonny Boy Williamson, "Fattening Frogs for Snakes". Singer Patti Smith apparently brought this song to the director's attention; in the end credits she receives "special thanks" for its use. See more »

Quotes

Gascone: [Eva left acting class] So when are you coming back to class?
Eva: Never.
Gascone: It's a shame, little Eva. You're the only one I ever picked to make it. You got fucking talent, you know? You got a fucking gift.
Eva: Yeah, well, I got lots of gifts.
Gascone: Yeah, I know...
[looking at the breakfeast menu]
Gascone: ... I don't know why I bother browsing this fucking thing. I know the fucking thing by heart. I always order the same fucking thing.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits there's an epilog to be seen. See more »

Connections

References American Buffalo (1996) See more »

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Uneasy Street
Performed and Produced by Lazy Boy
Written by Stephen Ulrich
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Gangster farce about a group of mad theatrics trimmed with deep black humour
10 September 1998 | by TheDude-See all my reviews

Underground director Amos Poe presents this Tarantino-esque gangster movie, which is also a close portrait of a woman trying to break free from her old life. All trimmed with some violence, black humour and loads of quotations from the world of theater and movies. (watched @ the world premier at the Filmfestspiele Berlin)


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