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Garlic & Gunpowder (2017)

| Comedy | 2017 (USA)
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Sonny (Steven Chase) and Archie (James Duval) are two Mafia wise guys and "contractors" for a 300 pound, cigar chompin', obnoxious Mob Boss, 'Ma' (Felissa Rose). They shake down local ... See full summary »

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B. Harrison Smith (as Harrison Smith)

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Steven Chase (original story), Zachary Sasim (original story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Vivica A. Fox ... Mayor Brown
Lindsay Hartley ... Rachel
Michael Madsen ... Jason
Martin Kove ... Agent Tracey
Lainie Kazan ... Rose Lusconi, Sonny's Mother
James Duval ... Archie Bocci
Katherine Kelly Lang ... Mrs. Smith
Felissa Rose ... Ma
Dean McDermott ... Agent Bean
Angelo Pagán ... Rey (as Angelo Pagan)
Lauren Compton ... Jennifer
Tiffany Shepis ... Boxing Times Announcer
Jack Betts ... Bookstore Owner
Bradley Joseph ... Robert
Chris Coppola ... The Clown
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Storyline

Sonny (Steven Chase) and Archie (James Duval) are two Mafia wise guys and "contractors" for a 300 pound, cigar chompin', obnoxious Mob Boss, 'Ma' (Felissa Rose). They shake down local business for "protection" and do the occasional contract killings or rival take-outs. A comet has the world in a panic; doomsday media pundits claim it's the end of the world but NASA says it's not gonna happen- it's just media hype. Sonny is rethinking his life; his time could be up whether the comet hits or not. Sonny's thinking marriage to a nice girl, maybe even kids and retire to a vineyard in Italy with his lifelong best buddy, Archie. Neither of them trust their boss and know Ma could rub them out once they are of no use to her anymore...maybe it's time to cash themselves out before Ma does. The world's top 1% aren't taking any chances. Big City's wealthy fat cats plan to stash their money, gold and valuables in mines in the rural mountains outside the city. A convoy will take the treasure there ...

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Buddies: Garlic & Gunpowder See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Trivia

The movie was filmed entirely in Temecula, CA. See more »

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References Cagney & Lacey (1981) See more »

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They Call Her Kitty
Lyrics and Music by Victoria Summer
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It's Bad, but in a Good Way ... and a Bad Way
30 October 2019 | by bing-57See all my reviews

Okay, to be clear, this is a bad movie with bad writing, bad acting, bad lighting, bad make-up, bad costumes, and just bad everything. But, if you really pay attention, you start to realize that a lot of it is bad on purpose, like they were trying to make the next big movie that was so bad that it is good and can be shown at drunken frat parties.

Unfortunately, to be a movie that is so bad that it is good, the viewer has to believe that the producer truly believed that he was making a good movie but was so clueless that it really was bad. That makes it good.

But, for this movie, we can tell that they were purposely trying to be bad. And that ruins the magic, leaving it as just a plain old bad movie.

Yet, you can tell that some funny people worked on this movie. There are several moments and lines that really were funny or so silly that they made me chuckle.

There's no choice but to rate it a 5. It's not bad enough to be a good movie and it's not good enough to be a bad movie.


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