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Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995)

Five different criminals face imminent death after botching a job quite badly.

Director:

Gary Fleder

Writer:

Scott Rosenberg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Garcia ... Jimmy 'The Saint' Tosnia
Christopher Lloyd ... Pieces
William Forsythe ... Franchise
Bill Nunn ... Easy Wind
Treat Williams ... Critical Bill
Jack Warden ... Joe Heff
Steve Buscemi ... Mister Shhh
Fairuza Balk ... Lucinda
Gabrielle Anwar ... Dagney
Christopher Walken ... The Man with the Plan
Michael Nicolosi Michael Nicolosi ... Bernard
Bill Cobbs ... Malt
Marshall Bell ... Lt. Atwater
Glenn Plummer ... Baby Sinister
Don Stark ... Gus
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Storyline

Jimmy the Saint's business is videotaping the terminally-ill, so that they will be around to give 'Afterlife Advice' to their survivors. He hasn't been doing too well lately and has had to turn to loan-sharks to accomodate his failing business, as well as his expensive personal tastes. When an evil gangster-overlord buys up his note and demands a favor of Jimmy, in exchange for the interest that he can't afford, Jimmy capitulates. Jimmy is to scare someone for the gangster-overlord--really rough them up. Without giving too much away (spoiler), the scene goes down badly and Jimmy and his crew all end up with contracts on their heads for their trouble. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Taglines:

They can die quickly. They can die slowly. But they must die! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong graphic violence and language, and for brief images of a sex film | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Screenwriter Scott Rosenberg created the distinctive slang-based vocabulary used by the characters in the film by mixing Vietnam slang and biker slang, and adding in some of his own original diction. See more »

Goofs

When Jimmy The Saint is threatening Lt. Atwater with a baseball bat he's holding it against Atwater's chest and lowers the bat to the ground to lean on it, but in the next shot the bat is back against Lt. Atwater's chest. See more »

Quotes

70 Year Old Man: Life is like a mustard burp, momentarily tangy and then forgotten in the air
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Soundtracks

Step It Up
Performed by Stereo MCs
Written by Rob Birch (as Robert Birch) and Nicholas Hallam (as Nicholas Hoffman)
Courtesy of Island Records Ltd.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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User Reviews

Buckwheats and Boatdrinks
22 January 2003 | by sandspider1See all my reviews

This film is very unique and it features a stellar cast including the great Andy Garcia, the talented Christopher Lloyd and the brilliant Christopher Walken, who;s performance is exceptional even though it is a small part.

This film is very memorable featuring great performances especially from Steve Buscemi playing the hitman. It also has very creative and quotable dialogue inluding the term boatdrinks.

I recommend this to anyone who is a fan of the crime genre or anyone who is a fan of the cast. Watch this film, quote the dialogue and be a gangster yourself.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asuntos pendientes antes de morir See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,108, 3 December 1995

Gross USA:

$529,766

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$529,766
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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