Suicide Kings

April 17th, 1998







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Plot
A group of youngsters kidnap a respected Mafia figure.

Release Year: 1997

Rating: 6.9/10 (15,331 voted)

Critic's Score: 43/100

Director: Peter O'Fallon

Stars: Christopher Walken, Denis Leary, Sean Patrick Flanery

Storyline
Ex-mob boss Christopher Walken is kidnapped by a group of four kids in a haphazard attempt at paying the ransom for another, separate kidnapping. Complexities arise as the group cannot seem to do anything right.

Writers: Josh McKinney, Gina Goldman

Cast:
Mark Watson - Doorman
Christopher Walken - Carlo Bartolucci / Charlie Barret
Denis Leary - Lono Veccio
Nina Siemaszko - Jennifer
Jay Della - Bartender (as Jay Fiondella)
Henry Thomas - Avery Chasten
Sean Patrick Flanery - Max Minot
Nathan Dana Aldrich - Marcus (as Nathan Dana)
Jay Mohr - Brett Cambell
Jeremy Sisto - T. K.
Frank Medrano - Heckle
Brad Garrett - Jeckyll
James Peter 'JP' O'Fallon Jr. - Kid #1
Nicholas Huttloff - Kid #2
Trent Bross - Maitre D'

Taglines: Their plan was perfect... they weren't.

Release Date: 17 April 1998

Filming Locations: City of Industry, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $558,081 (USA) (19 April 1998) (135 Screens)

Gross: $1,692,872 (USA) (12 July 1998)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:
The shot on TV with Heckel and Jeckel in the apartment is actually a snippet from Reservoir Dogs. This is because the director could only use stock from other films owned by Artisan Entertainment.

Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: In the last scene the pinky on Bartolucci's right hand is back. It was kept on ice throughout the movie and given back to him at the end, then sewn back on.

Quotes:
T.K.: [while emptying a vase] Hasn't anyone here aver heard of a bedpan?
Ira Reder: [shaking his head] TK no. It's from Shrilanka.
T.K.: [handing Ira the flowers that were in the vase] These are for you.
Ira Reder: That's not funny TK!



User Review

Dark, yet oddly funny

Rating:

I taped this movie on the USA Network at three o'clock in the morning, watched it some time afterward, and I was blown away by this film. Former gangster Carlo Bartolucci aka Charlie Barrett (Christopher Walken in one of his best roles ever) attends a bistro where he finds that a group of swaggering young men, consisting of Max (Sean Patrick Flanery), Avery (Henry Thomas), Brett (Jay Mohr), T.K. (Jeremy Sisto), and Ira (Johnny Galecki), have taken over his usual booth. Charmed by the guys, Charlie takes them for a ride, only for them to knock him out with some chloroform while going down the Queens tunnel in a hilarious sequence. Charlie regains consciousness inside of Ira's mansion taped to a chair with one of his fingers missing, having been cut off to compensate for Avery's kidnapped sister's missing limb. The guys keep Charlie prisoner in the mansion, but soon, Charlie starts to play head games with them, and it soon becomes obvious that there is a traitor in their midst.

This darkly humorous crime thriller can be described in the most simple terms as "The Breakfast Club" meets "The Godfather" or something like that, even though I myself never saw "The Godfather." Walken is increasingly laughter-provoking, suave, and creepy all at the same time as he delivers witticism after witticism despite his usual situation. Four of the lead males (Henry Thomas, Jay Mohr, Sean Patrick Flanery, and Jeremy Sisto) all portray swaggering rich boys, while Johnny Galecki (David from TV's "Roseanne") is screamingly funny as the nitpicking nerd of the bunch and Denis Leary is his usual laid-back self as slick and wisecracking gangster Lono (what a funny name!).

I said it once and I'll say it again -- "Suicide Kings" is a darkly comical film, but it is highly recommended (for those with kids) that you watch this either late at night or while the kids are away.

I give "Suicide Kings" a 10 out of 10 on a scale of 1-10 in my humble opinion.









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