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The Quickie (2001)

A crime soap opera about a Russian mobster retiring from "the business" on New Year's Eve, only to discover he has been targeted for death by a rival mobster.

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Sergei Bodrov (as Sergey Bodrov)

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Sergei Bodrov (story) (as Sergey Bodrov), Sergei Bodrov (screenplay) (as Sergey Bodrov) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brenda Bakke ... Jane
Dennis Bendersky ... Young Oleg
Sergey Bodrov ... Deema
John Bradford Pagano John Bradford Pagano ... Anna's Driver
Kevin Brief ... Caterer
Juan Carlos Cantu ... Priest (as Juan Cantu)
Richard Fire Richard Fire ... Catering Assistant
Rusty Flood Rusty Flood ... Anatoly's Child
Jsu Garcia ... Miguel
Joyce Guy Joyce Guy ... Social Worker
Joel Heyman ... Bartender
Kerry Johnston Kerry Johnston ... Second Call Girl
Will Kepper Will Kepper ... Bobby
Natalia Kroukova ... Tango Dancer
Evgeniy Lazarev ... Uncle Anatoly (as Eugene Lazarev)
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A crime soap opera about a Russian mobster retiring from "the business" on New Year's Eve, only to discover he has been targeted for death by a rival mobster.

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Taglines:

Get in. Get out. Fast!

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Rated R for language and sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »
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France | UK | Germany

Language:

English | Russian | Spanish

Release Date:

25 July 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Decisione rapida See more »

Filming Locations:

Hermosa Beach, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Lisa: I should go.
Oleg: No, stay.
Lisa: Why?
Oleg: I told you I'm lonely, I need somebody. I'll pay you.
Lisa: [pauses] How much?
Oleg: How much do you want?
Lisa: Alot. And I'm not gonna fuck you.
Oleg: It's a deal.
[pause]
Oleg: I like being with you.
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References Microcosmos (1996) See more »

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Same Old Story
Performed by The Tiger Lillies
Written by Martyn Jacques
Published by Misery Guts Music/Rough Trade Publishing
Thanks to Martin Gordon and Sophie Seashell
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Comes very close to being a good flick
13 September 2001 | by yakovSee all my reviews

This movie came very close to being a good flick. The direction needs to be a bit smoother to progress from one piece to the next to make it more plausible. In particular: The main character's need to escape is not explicit enough. Is he trying to kill himself? Is he trying to escape? His life does not seem to be that bad, so it makes it more difficult to swallow that he wants to leave his life so much. Also, it is not very clear how much "in love" he has fallen with Jennifer Jason L. If the movie was reworked with some more attention to these details, it would have been Great. On the other hand, for an indy flick, it's pretty good! Maybe if you have a couple of drinks, to dull the logical thinking, it would be more fun...


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