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Frogs for Snakes (1999)




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FROGS FOR SNAKES is a neo-noir comic thriller centering on the hopes and ambitions of a motley ensemble of New York theater actors, who moonlight as illegal money collectors. Eva, the only group member with genuine acting ability and common sense, is fed up with the pretense of this twisted underworld and dreams of leaving town with her five-year-old son, Augie. She yearns to move to the suburbs and simply "be." Eva's soul mate in this strange, incestuous community is Quint, who owns the diner where she waitresses. In the meantime, Eva supports herself and her son by making collections for a loan shark, who just happens to be her ex-husband, Al Santana. Al, the gang's "boss", also fancies himself a theatrical impresario. He plans to stage a production of David Mamet's American Buffalo and has already cast two of the three male parts. Naturally, everyone wants a part, particularly the coveted role of Teach, in this classic production. Al is confronted by his driver/hitman/actor UB who is desperate for a role. He tells Al, "I f**king love American Buffalo. It's my favorite play. I'd kill to play Teach!" Al offers UB the part if he kills Eva's new boyfriend Zip. Ever the ambitious thespian, UB whacks Zip and sets the film on it's merry and murderous way - as all the characters get to perform their favorite monologues for anyone who will listen. Ultimately, Eva teams up with her friend, Myrna, for a double mission of score settling -- to find both their kidnapped children and Zip's killer.more
Rating: R (for strong violence, sexuality and sex-related dialogue, language and some drug use)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Amos Poe
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On DVD: Oct 19, 1999
TSG Pictures

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Robbie Coltrane
as Al Santana
Harry Hamlin
as Klensch
Debi Mazar
as Simone
Ian Hart
as Quint
Ron Perlman
as Gascone
Mike Starr
as Crunch
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Not a film so much as a filmed idea. That could be interesting, but alas it is a very bad idea.

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Chicago Sun-Times
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Entertainment Weekly
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Los Angeles Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
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