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Story

Take West Side Story, remove the music, add excessive profanity and violence, and you'll get Deuces Wild. It's an overripe melodrama in which rival street gangs--in this case Deuces vs. Vipers in 1958 Brooklyn--inevitably clash in a deadly rumble, preceded by shameless scenery-chewing from nearly everyone involved. Stephen Dorff plays the head Deuce, agonizing over his older brother's drug overdose and leading a cast of rising stars and familiar faces including Brad Renfro as Dorff's hot-tempered kid brother, Norman Reedus as the vicious lead Viper, Fairuza Balk as Renfro's no-nonsense girlfriend, and Matt Dillon (uncredited) as the kingpin who introduces heroin to Dorff's drug-free turf. Balthazar Getty, Frankie Muniz, and James Franco are also in the cast, suggesting that director Scott Kalvert was hoping for an unforgettable ensemble. What he got instead was a stale story crowded with percolating posers, recommended only for those who've never seen the 1979 street-gang classic The Warriors. --Jeff Shannon

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen
  • Dolby

Cast

Stephen DorffLeon
Brad RenfroBobby
Fairuza BalkAnnie
Norman ReedusMarco
Max PerlichFreddie
Drea de MatteoBetsy
Vincent PastoreFather Aldo
Frankie MunizScooch
Balthazar GettyJimmy Pockets
Nancy CassaroEsther
Matt DillonFritzy
Deborah HarryWendy
James FrancoTino
Joshua LeonardPunchy
Alba AlbaneseBrenda
Danny CistoneLittle Jack
Louis LombardiPhilly Babe
Johnny KnoxvilleVinnie Fish
Mel RodriguezBig Dom
Blake BashoffAllie Boy

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Scott Kalvert
  • Producer: MGM/UA
  • Length: 96 min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaMay 3, 2002
    JapanFeb 8, 2003
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe18
    AustraliaMA
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaFeb 4, 2003
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