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Lonely Street (2008)

Bubba Mabry, a gullible private detective, becomes the prime suspect in a tabloid reporter's murder after being hired to snoop on him by a mysterious celebrity.

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Peter Ettinger

Writers:

Peter Ettinger, Steve Brewer (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jay Mohr ... Bubba Mabry
Robert Patrick ... Mr. Aaron
Joe Mantegna ... Jerry Finkelman
Mike Starr ... JG
Lindsay Price ... Felicia Quattlebaum
Nikki Cox ... Bambi Gamble
Paul Rodriguez ... Detetective Romero
John F. O'Donohue ... Hank The Tank
Katt Williams ... Rodent
Ellen Albertini Dow ... Lydia the Librarian
Ken Davitian ... Raj (as Kenneth Davitian)
Ernie Hudson ... Captain Morgan
Kevin Chapman ... Cowboy Cop
Perry Anzilotti ... Marty Grabow
Heather Wahlquist ... Kathy Grabow
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Storyline

Bubba Mabry, a gullible private detective, becomes the prime suspect in a tabloid reporter's murder after being hired to snoop on him by a mysterious celebrity.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violent images and drug material
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 2008 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of about four feature films where actor Joe Mantegna has portrayed a character named "Jerry". The movies are: 'Things Change' (1988) - Jerry; 'Mother Ghost' (2002) - Jerry; 'Redbelt' (2008) - Jerry Weiss; and 'Lonely Street' (2008) - Jerry Finkelman. Moreover, however, Mantegna though played Tom in 'Jerry and Tom' (1998). Both 'Redbelt' (2008) and 'Things Change' (1988) were David Mamet written and directed movies. Additionally, Mantegna though has played a character called "Joe" in film and television about nine times. See more »

Quotes

Rodent: What did you do, Bubba? Win a makeover on Queer Eye for the P.I.?
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Connections

Featured in The Making of the King (2009) See more »

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The King is dead, long live the King!
12 August 2009 | by anspruchsvoiierSee all my reviews

Usually, I don't pick up B-Movies for the evening, but I had nothing else to watch, so I went with this one. I have to say I am pleasantly surprised. While the movie has the look of a low budget film, it certainly doesn't feel like one. The characters are cliché and the acting is exaggerated, but that is all positive, because it perfectly fits the comical style of the movie. Another strong point is that the acting performances were pretty stable throughout the whole film. Especially the main character is charismatic enough to keep you interested. He also does a great job narrating the movie by letting the viewer know what the main character thinks in certain situations.

The plot is surprisingly fresh and keeps you guessing right up to the end, who the baddie is. All in all, this was a fun ride and worth watching. If you don't need big names and huge budgets to enjoy a movie, then this might be one you could enjoy. I know I did.

On a final note: I have to give kudos to the people behind this movie, because B-Movies here tend to have 10-star ratings by the time they are released, due to the many fake votes by those involved. I hate this trend and I appreciate a movie even more, if people don't resort to cheap tricks like that.


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