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Go (1999)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 9 April 1999 (USA)
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Go! tells the story of the events after a drug deal, told from three different points of view.

Director:

Doug Liman

Writer:

John August
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katie Holmes ... Claire Montgomery
Sarah Polley ... Ronna Martin
Suzanne Krull ... Stringy Haired Woman
Desmond Askew ... Simon Baines
Nathan Bexton ... Mannie
Robert Peters ... Switterman
Scott Wolf ... Adam
Jay Mohr ... Zack
Timothy Olyphant ... Todd Gaines
Jodi Bianca Wise ... Ballerina Girl
William Fichtner ... Burke
Rita Bland Rita Bland ... Dancing Register Woman
Tony Denman ... Track Suit Guy
Scott Hass Scott Hass ... Raver Dude
Natasha Melnick ... Anorexic Girl
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Storyline

Told from three perspectives, a story of a bunch of young Californians trying to get some cash, do and deal some drugs, score money and sex in Las Vegas, and generally experience the rush of life. Written by Vladimir Zelevinsky <vz@alum.mit.edu>

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life begins at 3am. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong drug content, sexuality, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Viviendo sin límites See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,706,795, 11 April 1999

Gross USA:

$16,943,454

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,451,622
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Sarah Polley was offered her role outright without the need for an audition. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, the camera and Doug Liman in his Baseball cap are reflected in the car window. See more »

Quotes

Todd: You come here, out of the blue, asking for 20 hits. Just so happens 20 is the magic number where intent to sell becomes trafficking!
Ronna: Todd, I would never fuck you like that.
Todd: How would you fuck me?
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Alley Cat... Princess Leah Lucky Buttons See more »

Alternate Versions

DVD includes 14 deleted scenes: they consist mostly of alternate takes of existing scenes (for example Ronna and Simon discussing outside the store) and longer versions of scenes featured in the theatrical release (such as the first conversation between Todd Gaines and Claire). Also included, however, is an alternate ending for the Vegas storyline, where Simon and Marcus find out they left Todd's credit card in Vegas and realize that the goons are on their tracks. They barricade themselves in Simon's apartment. Meanwhile Victor and his son are at Todd's apartment and are waiting for Simon. Claire finds Todd's gun and points it at Victor unaware that the gun isn't loaded. After a fight, Todd manages to wrestle the gun out of Victor's hands. Todd goes to Simon's apartment and, after Simon lets him in, punches him in the face. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

To All The Lovely Ladies
(Radio Mix)
Written by Goldo, Johnny Toxic, Peter Frampton, Rick Wills, John Siomos and Mick Gallagher
Performed by Goldo
Courtesy of Immortal/Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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A wonderful wild ride; sometimes too clever, sometimes not enough
29 April 1999 | by Gouda-3See all my reviews

"Go" reads like a very very good sophomore offering by a very very good up-and-coming director. You can almost see a bright future for everyone involved in the film, from the director (Doug Liman) to the screenwriter (John August) to all of the young actors. The script is clearly the winner, with witty dialogue and a convoluted plotline (or plotlines, depending on how you view it) centered around a dozen or so GenX-er Los Angelenos on Christmas Eve. The film slickly moves you from one plotline to the next, as you follow one minor disaster leading to other minor disasters.

The film being a "sophomore offering," of course, has some drawbacks. Yes, it is tangentially derivative of "Pulp Fiction." And yes, it does scrounge a bit from this teen flick and that. In some cases, certain plotlines wrap up too neatly, and in other cases the plotlines don't converge nearly as neatly enough. But what the film may lack in originality it certainly makes up for with style and quirks.

The real discovery in all this is the cast. Sarah Polly stands out (listen to her mild Canadian accent slip through once in a while) as the world-weary checkout gal who's first and only foray into drug-dealing unleashes a legion of trouble for her. Desmond Askew (wonderfully punny name) is this Pulp Fiction's Tim Roth, glib and cocky as his well-ordered world whirls and crumbles around him in a neatly choreographed disaster. As the sinister drug supplier, Timothy Olyphant is particularly menacing, exuding equal amounts of danger and innocence, sexiness and insecurity. The characters in "Go" never become cardboard parodies of themselves, and they never dissolve into charicatures of themselves for the sake of plot or atmosphere.

So watch the film, soak in the plot, atmosphere, and the characters. At the risk of sounding glib myself, by all means "Go."


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