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Knockaround Guys (2001)

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Release Date
• USA: Oct 11, 2002
DVD Release Date
• R1: Feb 25, 2003

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MPAA Rating
Rated R for violence, language and some drug use.

Running Time
1 hour, 31 minutes

Country USA

Studio New Line Cinema

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Other Titles
• Knockaround Guys



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Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama, Gangsters, Suspense, Betrayal, Cult Classic

Tagline: How many friends can you trust with your life?

Plot: A smart, powerful and at times humorous tale of four young men growing up in today's mob. Gotti's gone, the Feds are cracking down and there's no such thing as honor anymore. But for the somewhat pampered twenty-something sons of four well-known wiseguys, it goes deeper than that. When you wear an infamous last name, the legit business world isn’t an option either.

Enter Matty Demaret (Barry Pepper), the reluctant scion of established Brooklyn gangster Benny Chains (Dennis Hopper). When Matty was 13-years-old, he was told by his Uncle Teddy Deserve (John Malkovich) to shoot the snitch who sent his father to prison, but found himself unable to pull the trigger. Failing to pass that initiation into adulthood, he was from then on never seriously considered for a top spot in the family business.

The problem is Matty can't make it on the outside either. His dreams of being a sports agent dashed by his infamous last name, he now finds he has no choice but to work as a low-level flunky for his uncle and father. Though he has nice clothes, a good car and a secure "job," he lacks the one thing he craves - respect.

Matty shares a similar problem with his friends Taylor (Vin Diesel), a brawny, tough guy hampered in the family by his half-Jewish descent; Chris Scarpa (Andrew

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 Directed by
Brian Koppelman
Tilt, Rounders, Runaway Jury
David Levien
Rounders, Interview with the Assassin, The Illusionist
 Written by
Brian Koppelman
Rounders, Runaway Jury, The Untouchables: Capone Rising
David Levien
Rounders, Ocean's Thirteen, The Untouchables: Capone Rising
 Cast
Barry Pepper
Saving Private Ryan, The Green Mile, Enemy of the State
Seth Green
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Austin Powers in Goldmember
Vin Diesel
Saving Private Ryan, Pitch Black, The Fast and the Furious
John Malkovich
Being John Malkovich, Con Air, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Kevin Gage
Heat, Blow, G.I. Jane
Dennis Hopper
Apocalypse Now, Speed, True Romance
Mike Starr
Goodfellas, Dumb & Dumber, Ed Wood
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 Music By
Clint Mansell
Requiem for a Dream, Doom, Sahara

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