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FULL SYNOPSIS

A big score goes wrong in a big way for a bunch of aspiring gangsters in this crime comedy. Matty Demaret (Barry Pepper) is the son of a mid-level Brooklyn mob boss, Benny "Chains" Demaret (Dennis Hopper). When Matty was 12 years old, Benny and Uncle Teddy (John Malkovich) decided to see if Matty had what it took to be in the mob; they gave the boy a gun and ordered him to shoot a longtime enemy of the family. Matty lacked the nerve to do it, and ever since, Benny has been convinced his son is a coward. As an adult, Matty is stuck between a rock and a hard place; he'd like to work as a sports agent, but his family's criminal ties make that all but impossible, and his dad won't give him a chance in the family's operations. Uncle Teddy decides to give Matty a chance to make good by asking him to pick up a payment of $500,000 in Spokane, WA. Matty puts together a crew of three friends, all sons of mob guys, to help him out: muscle bound Taylor (Vin Diesel), ladies' man Chris (Andrew Davoli), and cocaine-addled would-be pilot Johnny (Seth Green). Getting the money goes just fine, but during a refueling stop in Montana, Johnny has to hide the money to keep it from being discovered. It's then promptly stolen by a pair of burnouts. When Matty and his crew discover the money is missing, they head back to Montana, but before long, they find out that the sheriff (Tom Noonan) is onto them, and that he has his own plans for the cash; they also learn that Uncle Teddy has some plans he didn't tell them about. Knockaround Guys marked the directorial debut for the screenwriting team of Brian Koppelman and David Levien. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:October 11, 2002

Cast

John Malkovich
as Teddy Deserve
Dennis Hopper
as Benny "Chains" Demaret
Vin Diesel
as Taylor Reese
Barry Pepper
as Matty Demaret
Seth Green
as Johnny Marbles
Andrew Davoli
as Chris Scarpa
Tom Noonan
as Sheriff
John Liddle
as Heslop
Nicholas Pasco
as Freddy the Watch
Michael A. Miranda
as Noriega
Nicholas Pasco
as Freddy the Watch
John Liddle
as Heslop

Crew

Brian Koppelman
Director
David Levien
Director
David Levien
Producer
Brian Koppelman
Producer
Lawrence Bender
Producer
Brian Koppelman
Screenwriter
David Levien
Screenwriter
Tom Richmond
Cinematographer
Clint Mansell
Composer (Music Score)
David Moritz
Editor
Lester Cohen
Production Designer
Kei Ng
Art Director
Julie Kirkham
Co-producer
Stan Wlodkowski
Executive Producer
Michael De Luca
Executive Producer
Brian Witten
Executive Producer
Cal Loucks
Set Designer
Beth Pasternak
Costume Designer
Douglas Ganton
Sound/Sound Designer
Laurel Smith
Casting
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