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Mad Dog and Glory (1993)

After his life is saved by a lonely cop, a mobster who moonlights as a stand-up comedian provides the cop with a beautiful young companion.

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Wayne Dobie is a shy police photographer who saves the life of crime boss Frank Milo. Greatful, Milo insists on being Wayne's friend, offering him the companionship of "Glory", one of his employees. Wayne is thus in a difficult situation: he can't be seen to be fraternising with criminals, and he's unsure about how to deal with Glory. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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A cop who'd rather be an artist. A mobster who'd rather be a comic. And a woman who'd rather be anywhere but between them.

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

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5 March 1993 (USA)  »

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$11,081,586
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David Caruso and Tom Towles, who played Kathy Baker's abusive boyfriend in this film, in which Caruso does his own brand of police justice, was featured on NYPD Blue (1993). Caruso played Detective John Kelly for a season and a half before leaving the show, and Towles was featured during the show, as Lieutenant Anthony Lastarza, an ambitious and corrupt commander of the organized crime unit in which he and Kelly (Caruso) butt heads numerous times. See more »

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In the scene where Wayne is investigating the domestic dispute across the hall, the cop is wearing no top or pants, yet he pulls a badge from his person. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dealer in Car: Yo fellas, what's up?
Driver: Same old same old.
Dealer in Car: I got meatballs, I got ready rocks, I got gumballs. Shit, I even got gas starter kits.
Shooter: Jumbos, two-twentys.
Dealer in Car: Two-twentys'll be 40.
Shooter: [flashing bills] You break this?
Dealer in Car: I ain't no cash machine.
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Features Law & Order (1990) See more »

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Twice as Hard
(1990)
Written by Chris Robinson and Rich Robinson (as Rick Robinson)
Performed by The Black Crowes (as Black Crowes)
Courtesy of Def American/Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Markets
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A Real Gem
3 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

A terrifically good little film with a slick and funny script, consummate actors allowed to strut their stuff, a tight edit, and a wonderful sort of black humour that had me laughing out loud. Yes, it's fairly predictable, but I didn't mind knowing where it was heading because it was so much fun getting there.

That said, it's not a film for everyone. It's sort of a "Pretty Woman" meets "Fargo". If that combination doesn't appeal, then this film probably won't either. But I thought it was a real gem. Two big thumbs up.


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