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The Dukes (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 14 November 2008 (USA)
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The Dukes, a Doo Wop group, were on top of the world at 17, and struggle for survival in 2008. Their manager is desperately trying to get them work but is met with failure at every turn. ... See full summary »

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Robert Davi
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Biography

A man's obsession with song that celebrates with humor and heart the Great American Songbook and the Golden Age of American Music.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chazz Palminteri ... George
Robert Davi ... Danny
Peter Bogdanovich ... Lou
Frank D'Amico Frank D'Amico ... Armond
Elya Baskin ... Murph
Miriam Margolyes ... Aunt Vee
Melora Hardin ... Diane
Bruce Weitz ... Toulio
Eloise DeJoria ... Katherine
Joseph Campanella ... Giovanni Zorro
Dominic Scott Kay ... Brion
Elaine Hendrix ... Stephanie
Alphonse Mouzon Alphonse Mouzon ... Ray
Joyce Westergaard ... Suzette
John Prosky ... Brad
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Storyline

The Dukes, a Doo Wop group, were on top of the world at 17, and struggle for survival in 2008. Their manager is desperately trying to get them work but is met with failure at every turn. Finally pushed to the extreme , they pull a heist only a fool would attempt, which leaves them even more desperate. When all seems lost, they find themselves. Underneath the laughter, the film explores the intricacies of redefining yourself; not dealing only with lost fame, but for anyone who's found themselves at the bottom of the mountain looking up to where they once were; and how, in changing times, to hold on to your true self. Written by Bob Byers

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The music was then , the time is now

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief sexuality and drug references
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ütött-kopott hírnév See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,067, 16 November 2008

Gross USA:

$26,875

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,875
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Davi wrote the first draft of the script in 1986. He was inspired to write it after working with 1960s rock star Jay Black in Contract on Cherry Street (1977). See more »

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Creative Absurdist Comedy
14 December 2007 | by michaelrulleSee all my reviews

The Dukes is a story about former Italian American Doo Wop stars (Davi and Palminteri) who have devolved into a dead end existence working in a family Italian restaurant as short order cooks, under the close supervision of their strong willed aunt. Their wish to revive their career seems self evidently hopeless as their droll and equally devolved manager (Bogdanovich) gets them one ridiculously funny--and absurdly degrading--opportunity after another--only to have the group fail in getting any work.

Due to both desperation and a series of very amusing coincidences, Davi and Palmintieri conceive of a ludicrous plan to heist a large shipment of gold. Here, the plot twists begin to take over and command the audience. A combination of Murphy's law, misguided trust,and an hilarious botched implementation bring the group back down to earth. And back to an even more seemingly hopeless devolved state than where they began.

Through a series of tragicomic realizations the group learns what they already knew--hard work, self pride, and real focus is their only hope. But the writer/director Davi could not let them off that easy. They need to be comically punished again, and again....until he finally lets them of the hook in a terrifically funny and satisfying ending.


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