Thursday (1998)

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Skip Woods made his directorial debut with this film, caught in a crossfire between thriller and comedy. After violence is unleashed in the opening sequence, the story settles on former L.A. drug dealer Casey Wells (Thomas Jane), now a Houston architect living with his attractive wife Christine (Paula Marshall). When past partner Nick (Aaron Eckhart) arrives out of the blue on a Thursday, asking for a place to stay for a few days, Casey invites him in but later gets curious about Nick's briefcase. After he opens it to find a huge helping of heroin, panic sets in, and he flushes it all away -- setting the stage for a variety of hoods and hitmen to turn up on Casey's suburban doorstep. Shown at the 1998 Toronto World Festival.
Rating:
R (adult situations/language, sex, violence)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Mystery & Suspense
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Studio:
Universal Pictures

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Cast

Thomas Jane
as Casey
Mickey Rourke
as Kasarov
James LeGros
as Billy Hill
Glenn Plummer
as Rasta Man
Michael Jeter
as Dr. Jarvis
Paula Marshall
as Christine
Luck Hari
as Cashier
Richard Wong
as Mr. Wong
Gary Dourdan
as Ballpean
Jeff Sanders
as Ballpean's Bodyguard
Eugene Collier
as Domino Player
Michael Darnell
as Domino Player
Marjean Holden
as Pregnant Woman
Tony Colon
as Allen
Sam Miona
as Businessman
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Critic Reviews for Thursday

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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
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June 5, 2001
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August 11, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

A gangster film that hopes to duck the bullets flying overhead and become a comedy.

Full Review… | April 5, 2004
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March 18, 2004
Lawrence Journal-World

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Full Review… | May 24, 2003
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Audience Reviews for Thursday

½

One of the many Tarentino rip-offs of the 90s, but definitely one of the good ones. Good work from all involved, especially Aaron Eckhart and Michael Jeter, the always underappreciated character actor. The script and storyline had strong elements of black comedy, and the multiple storylines were put together pretty cohesively, though some were definitely stronger than others. The violence was incredibly graphic, yet it was consistently so, and seemed befitting of the tone. It certainly doesn't have the same polish of a Tarantino vehicle but has enough good elements to make it an interesting ride. 3.5/5 Stars

Jeffrey Meyers
Jeffrey Meyers

Super Reviewer

A droll, dreary, and distasteful mess. Violence in cinema is fine, as long as there is reason to use it. Thursday presents brutal violence without reason. It just throws it onto the screen and tries to tone it down by adding a funny joke at the end. That, sir, is not black comedy.

Stephen Earnest
Stephen Earnest

Super Reviewer

½

fascinating, original black comedy that jump started the careers of superstar Paulina Porizkova(Intern, female perversions) and a-list director Skip Woods (Thursday). needless to say this is a very funny black comedy that is not only fascinating, but original. Also known as the film that influenced QuentinTarantino to write Pulp Fiction!

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Coxxie Mild Sauce

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