The Almost Guys (2006)




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The perfect kidnapping scheme take a hilarious turn for the worse when a hapless repo man and his septuagenarian partner find a major league baseball player tied up in the trunk of their most recent acquisition in first-time feature filmmaker Eric Fleming's high-speed comedy of errors. Rick (Fleming) and the Colonel (Robert Culp) never intended to become kidnappers, but upon repossessing the car of two mob heavies and discovering prized pitcher James Maxwell (James Edson) in the trunk, it seems that they have earned the title whether they like it or not. Upon learning that Maxwell had racked up some serious gambling debts that didn't stand well in the eyes of the Mafia, Rick and the Colonel soon become convinced that now they too have incurred the wrath of the feared organized crime ring. With the World Series just days away and Maxwell poised to pitch in the all-important upcoming game, Rick and the Colonel, and Rick's young son, Buddy, make a deal with Maxwell to ransom the team and split the money so that everyone will get a cut and Maxwell will make it to the pitcher's mount before a replacement is named.
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Eric Fleming
as Rick Murphy
James Edson
as James Maxwell
Robert Culp
as The Colonel
Oliver Davis
as Buddy Murphy
Taejoon Lea
as The Monk
Lin Shaye
as The Boss
Susan Egan
as Suzanne
Rob Moran
as Team Rep
Peter Allas
as The Massimos
Pietro Arpesalla
as The Massimos
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Critic Reviews for The Almost Guys

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

Fleming brings a feeling of loose, lively fun to the story. He writes funny characters, funny dialogue and funny situations.

Full Review… | June 15, 2006
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

The film staggers under the weight of stale gags and a meandering plot.

Full Review… | April 21, 2006
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

The Almost Guys reveals itself as a mawkish men-on-the-road comedy, a stultifying cross-country odyssey of bonding, bickering and group peeing.

April 20, 2006
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

The word for The Almost Guys is 'rollicking.'

June 15, 2006
St. Paul Pioneer Press

The ultimate goal is entertainment and from an entertainment standpoint, The Almost Guys succeeds.

April 20, 2006
Film Threat

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