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The Crew (2000)

The Crew (2000)

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Critic Consensus: Though the four actors are good together, the jokes are stale and not funny.

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In this dark comedy, a group of retirees wants to save their homes -- but they're not typical senior citizens trying to make the most of their Social Security checks. Four aging former mobsters -- Joey "Bats" Pistella (Burt Reynolds), Bobby Bartellemeo (Richard Dreyfuss), Mike the Brick (Dan Hedaya), and Tony "The Mouth" Donato (Seymour Cassel) -- live in the same rundown Miami apartment complex, the Raj Mahal. New owners hope to clear out the current tenants and replace them with a younger, more lucrative clientele. But the veteran gangsters don't want to move, so to scrape up the extra rent money, they take a job executing the father of a Miami mob boss. They happen to know he's already dead, so all they have to do is make it look like they did the hit. Their problems start when loudmouthed ladies' man Tony tells too much to Ferris (Jennifer Tilly), a stripper, and soon she's talked him into murdering her mother (Lainie Kazan) in exchange for her silence. The Crew also features Carrie-Anne Moss as a detective and Jeremy Piven as a mob kingpin out to avenge his father's death.

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Cast

Burt Reynolds
as Joey `Bats' Pistella
Richard Dreyfuss
as Bobby Bartellemeo
Dan Hedaya
as Mike `The Brick' Donatelli
Seymour Cassel
as Tony `Mouth' Donato
Carrie-Anne Moss
as Det. Olivia Neal
Jennifer Tilly
as `Maureen' Lowenstein
Lainie Kazan
as Pepper Lowenstein
Miguel Sandoval
as Raul Ventana
Jeremy Piven
as Det. Steve Menteer
Casey Siemaszko
as Young Bobby Bartellemeo
Matt Lorlenghi
as Young Joey `Bats' Pistella
Billy Jayne
as Young Tony `Mouth' Donato
Jeremy Ratchford
as Young Mike `The Brick' Donatelli
Jose Zuniga
as Escobar
Louis Guss
as Jerry `Hammer' Fungo
Joe Rigano
as Frankie `Rash' Decuello
Ron Karabatsos
as Fat Pauly
Matt Borlenghi
as Young Joey `Bats' Pistella
Manuel Estanillo
as Louis Ventana
Cullen Douglas
as Young Man
Jim R. Coleman
as Paramedic
Louis Lombardi
as Jimmy Whistles
Aaron Elbaz
as Young Joey
Vince Cecere
as Wiseguy No. 1
Dana Daurey
as Model Girl
Jeremy Shore
as Model Guy
Christy Tummond
as Girl No. 2
Evelyn Brooks
as Grandmother
Don Williams
as Elderly Husband
Jill Beach
as Newscaster
Lorri Bagley
as Sofa Girl
Ian Marioles
as Security Guard
Fyvush Finkel
as Sol Lowenstein
Mal Jones
as Dr. Ward
Ru Flynn
as Mommy
Gino Salvano
as Raul Guy No. 2
Jay Cannistraci
as Tommy `Shakes'
Adam Cronan
as Burger King Manager
April Engel
as Ferris Dancer
Patrick Fox
as Jet Ski Kid
Daniel A. Leone
as Barber Shop Guy
Allan F. Nicholls
as Wiseguy No. 3
Susie Park
as Asian Masseuse
Carlo Perez Allen
as Latino Mobster
George Fisher
as Tony the Torch
Harry Boykoff
as Louie the Lip
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Critic Reviews for The Crew

All Critics (85) | Top Critics (25)

Most of the jokes work well but too many of them have the ritual, predictable feel of sitcom humor.

January 1, 2000
New York Post
Top Critic

The movie is so mild, so benign, its humiliation-to-vindication arc so predictable and its old-folks jokes so feeble that you want them to start shooting the remake immediately.

January 1, 2000
Newsday
Top Critic

Tired, listless and anemic.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Some movies (The Tao of Steve, say) are like Pepto for your summer blockbuster heartburn. This one is like a half-pound Macho Loco burrito. With fire salsa and extra onions.

January 1, 2000
Mr. Showbiz
Top Critic

For all its violent gestures, this one screams safety, safety, safety, never taking anything like a real chance, never going anywhere unruly or unpredictable in its dogged allegiance to blandness.

January 1, 2000
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Stuck in a dry old tributary without a paddle.

January 1, 2000
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Crew

½

***Due to the recent RT changes that have basically ruined my past reviews, I am mostly only giving a rating rather than a full review.***

Steve Smith
Steve Smith

the crew on this should wack all you idiots for the reviews, great little movie, classic dreyfuss, hes the man, and a great supporting cast.

mike hawke
mike hawke
½

I liken this movie to a sort of cinematic graverobbing. These guys were dead and buried but some idiot producer decided to dig up and reanimate their corpses. And to boot they talk Carrie-Ann Moss into starring in it. Very hard to laugh at zombies as they fall apart without at least being bludgeoned by a shotgun or chainsaw.

J K
J K

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