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American Crude (2008)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 3 June 2008 (USA)
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The paths of several eccentric and troubled strangers cross one night.

Director:

Craig Sheffer

Writers:

Jeff Winiski (story), Mike Diiorio (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Raymond J. Barry ... Mr. Grand
Aaron Brumfield ... Policeman
Gino Cabanas Gino Cabanas ... Bagman
Ski Carr ... Ed butler
Claudia Choi ... Cindy
Daniel Colletti Daniel Colletti ... Benny
Amanda Detmer ... Olivia
Martin Dorsla ... Stripper cop
Michael Clarke Duncan ... Spinks
Jennifer Esposito ... Carlos
Cam Gigandet ... Kip Adams
Kamal John Iskander ... Manny (as John Iskander)
Shannon Ivey Shannon Ivey ... Marlene (as Shannon Jarrell)
Jeffrey Licon ... Julio
Ron Livingston ... Johnny
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Storyline

The criminal Carlos breaks out from prison and her pimp Felonious Spinks drives the runaway car. Carlos seeks revenge against the criminal Henrique, who raped and introduced her to prostitution. The smalltime crook Johnny is married with Jane, but he is still fancy Olivia that is the love of his life and will marry his best friend Bill while Jane organizes a shower for Olivia. Johnny's father is the pedophile Mr. Grand that sells abducted teenagers to Henrique. Mr. Grand has injured his wife when she asked for the divorce and now she is crippled. Johnny plots a scheme with the travesty Gigi LaRush to separate Olivia from Bill and is negotiating fake passports with Carlos and Spinks. But when Bill and Gigi are arrested by a police officer and Mr. Grand kidnaps Tammy Snow, the lives of these players are entwined with tragic consequences. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

Four lives collide in one crazy night.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, violence, language and some drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Crude - Follie in America See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Color
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In his opening voice-over, the character Johnny Grand (Ron Livingston) attributes the quote "Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive," to William Shakespeare. Sir Walter Scott actually wrote that in Marmion in 1808, about 192 years after Shakespeare died. This probably is the quote most often erroneously attributed to Shakespeare. See more »

Quotes

Johnny: I'm sorry dad... i'm gonna have too let you go
[last lines]
Mr. Grand: GODDAMIT YOU HOLD ONTO ME SON... YOU HOLD ONTO ME
[as he loses his grip]
Mr. Grand: JOHNNY... JOHNNY!
Johnny: [narrating] They say to move foward in life... you gotta let go of your past... well i did... literally!
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Written by Jason Solowsky
Performed by The Jason Solowsky Ensemble
Courtesy of JRSBACH Music (BMI)
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One of the worst films ever made
15 January 2010 | by nanoheadSee all my reviews

I almost never bother to review films, as there are always plenty of opinions out there already. But this one was so incredibly bad, that for some reason, I feel compelled to say something....

First off, there are so many terrific players in this movie, that I have to imagine they never knew what they were getting themselves into. They probably all thought this was going to be another cult underground hit that they could be associated with. Maybe on Mars....

I kept waiting for something to happen, but it never did. Michael Clark Duncan made this worth it for me to wait till the end, but other than that, it was so patently absurd, that I cannot imagine how many decent movies didn't get made because this waste of electrons, protons and neutrons wasted all that funding.

The script had zero touches of brilliance, which if it had, might have been enough to hold it together and make it at least a mediocre mess. But then, the "director" seemed to decide that the only way to tell this story was to make everything insane. And then finally, the editor, either was the worst ever or the best ever, but we'll never know what they had to start with in terms of raw footage.

All in all, this was a colossal waste of time and effort on everyone's part, especially those who burnt the 2 hours of their lives to watch it


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