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Go (1999)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 9 April 1999 (USA)
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Go! tells the story of the events after a drug deal, told from three different points of view.

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Doug Liman

Writer:

John August
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katie Holmes ... Claire Montgomery
Sarah Polley ... Ronna Martin
Suzanne Krull ... Stringy Haired Woman
Desmond Askew ... Simon Baines
Nathan Bexton ... Mannie
Robert Peters ... Switterman
Scott Wolf ... Adam
Jay Mohr ... Zack
Timothy Olyphant ... Todd Gaines
Jodi Bianca Wise ... Ballerina Girl
William Fichtner ... Burke
Rita Bland Rita Bland ... Dancing Register Woman
Tony Denman ... Track Suit Guy
Scott Hass Scott Hass ... Raver Dude
Natasha Melnick ... Anorexic Girl
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Storyline

Told from three perspectives, a story of a bunch of young Californians trying to get some cash, do and deal some drugs, score money and sex in Las Vegas, and generally experience the rush of life. Written by Vladimir Zelevinsky <vz@alum.mit.edu>

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When the lights go down, the world is yours. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong drug content, sexuality, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Viviendo sin límites See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,706,795, 11 April 1999

Gross USA:

$16,943,454

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,451,622
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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At the time of the films production; Scott Wolf was referenced as a 'Young Tom Cruise.' Jay Mohr also starred with Tom Cruise in "Jerry Maguire." Years after this film, Katie Holmes would be the wife of Tom Cruise. See more »

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Red painted metal plates can be seen attached to the brick wall where the car crashes in the alley See more »

Quotes

Tiny: And whack! It hits her in the eye. And her contact? It's, like, stuck on the end of my dick!
[Tiny waits for a reaction, but his friends are unimpressed. Only Marcus, in the front passenger seat, turns his head, alertly, like a lion smelling prey]
Tiny: Yo, her contact was stuck on the end of my dick, yo!
Marcus: Was it hard or was it soft?
Tiny: What, my dick?
Singh: The contact lens!
Marcus: Do you remember if it was a colored lens? That she used to have two blue eyes, and now she had one blue and one brown?
Tiny: [...]
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Alley Cat... Princess Leah Lucky Buttons See more »

Alternate Versions

DVD includes 14 deleted scenes: they consist mostly of alternate takes of existing scenes (for example Ronna and Simon discussing outside the store) and longer versions of scenes featured in the theatrical release (such as the first conversation between Todd Gaines and Claire). Also included, however, is an alternate ending for the Vegas storyline, where Simon and Marcus find out they left Todd's credit card in Vegas and realize that the goons are on their tracks. They barricade themselves in Simon's apartment. Meanwhile Victor and his son are at Todd's apartment and are waiting for Simon. Claire finds Todd's gun and points it at Victor unaware that the gun isn't loaded. After a fight, Todd manages to wrestle the gun out of Victor's hands. Todd goes to Simon's apartment and, after Simon lets him in, punches him in the face. See more »

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Referenced in Still Swingin' (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Fire Up The Shoesaw
(LP Version)
Written by Justin Robertson and John Barry
Performed by Lionrock
Courtesy of Time Bomb Recordings/Arista Records, Inc.
Contains "These Boots Are Made For Walkin"'
Written by Lee Hazlewood
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Unpredictably entertaining
3 July 2000 | by Mammoth-2See all my reviews

I don't know what really makes this movie so great. It could be the outstanding cast, the pitch perfect editing, the quick and funny dialog or maybe some other feature of a movie one could possibly like.

The truth is this movie couldn't been done any better. When I watch a movie I usually come up with lots of things, which could have been done better or at least differently. This time I ended up with nothing.

What amazes me the most is how they manage to define all the 10+ major characters so well, and they do it in what, less than 100 minutes. Most movies featuring many characters, fall apart cause there isn't enough screen time to present the differences among them, which just leads to a smear of unrecognizable faces. This doesn't happen with this movie for two reasons: A) All characters have at least one scene to really define themselves. B) By dividing the the film into three sub-plots you can easily relate each character to a specific sub-plot.

The tempo is very fast for 90% of the movie. There are two scenes, which have a significantly slower tempo. Those are the two scenes featuring Katie Holmes and Timothy Olyphant. First in the apartment and later in the coffee-shop. In my opinion those scenes are the best, but there is a lot to choose from so I'm not offended if yours isn't.

This movie really shows that even simple and straight forward stories, can be both unpredictable and entertaining, if they are told the right way. Add to this a pumping soundtrack, solid editing and an overall great production in an unpredictably entertaining movie, you will agree with me that Go is one of the best films ever made.


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