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Story

Now here's a switcheroo: In a movie about a mild-mannered police photographer who is befriended by a swaggering gangster, Bill Murray plays the gangster and Robert De Niro plays the photographer. Directed by John McNaughton from a script by Richard Price, this comedy-drama has its moments but never quite lifts off. De Niro plays a shy type nicknamed Mad Dog who accidentally saves Murray's life. In gratitude, Murray "gives" him a girl, Glory (Uma Thurman), who is supposed to satisfy his needs and make him feel good. Instead, the photographer falls in love with her. When the gangster wants her back, the photographer says no, triggering an unlikely showdown. Murray is scarily funny as a mobster who wants to be a standup comic, but De Niro plays this nonentity as, well, a nonentity. Thurman is luminous; who wouldn't want to fight over her? --Marshall Fine

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Dolby
  • Widescreen

Cast

Robert De NiroWayne 'Mad Dog' Dobie
Uma ThurmanGlory
Bill MurrayFrank Milo
David CarusoMike
Mike StarrHarold
Kathy BakerLee
Richard BelzerM.C.

  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Director: John McNaughton
  • Producer: Image
  • Length: 97 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaMar 5, 1993
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe15
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaOct 17, 2000
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