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Pete Smalls Is Dead (2010)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime | 14 April 2011 (USA)
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Two old pals attend an old friends funeral and find there is more to his death than him being dead.

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Alexandre Rockwell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Dinklage ... K.C. Munk
Mark Boone Junior ... Jack Gomes
Todd Barry ... Bob Withers
Steve Buscemi ... Bernie Lake
Seymour Cassel ... Saco
Ritchie Coster ... Hal Lazar
Lena Headey ... Shannah
Michael Hitchcock ... Sly
Carol Kane ... Landlady
Artin Kashini Artin Kashini ... Aram
Michael Lerner ... Leonard Proval
Rosie Perez ... Julia
David Proval ... Nimmo
Steven Randazzo Steven Randazzo ... Larson
Emily Rios ... Xan
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Two old pals attend an old friends funeral and find there is more to his death than him being dead.

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14 April 2011 (USA) See more »

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A Morte de Pete Smalls See more »

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California, USA See more »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Dinklage and Headey play siblings in Game of Thrones See more »

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K.C.: A friend of mine became a big-shot Hollywood director. He put himself in his own movies. Big mistake. My oldest friend, Jack, teaching acting in the valley to people in refrigerator boxes. He said the idea came to him when he was locked in a public bathroom for a night. Me, I own a laundromat. My best friend has four legs and cataracts. I'd gone out to Los Angeles to change the world. And then we got hit smack in the face by something we hadn't seen coming. Fame.
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A hidden gem
27 September 2014 | by degeneraattiSee all my reviews

This film was certainly not what I expected it to be. Luckily, it was much more than that.

I stumbled across the title while searching for a film with Peter Dinklage, whose style I really do enjoy. Here he plays a hapless laundromat owner, who needs to find ten thousand dollars to recover his near-blind dog from a loan shark who had him taken as collateral on unpaid debts.

This is what starts a dark comedy written with pacing, style and tropes taken from old film noirs. An original idea, that does deliver the goods. Helping the success are the characters, very human with their many flaws and thus also very practical comedy vehicles.

As the film ends, the style has been enjoyable, the cheerfulness despite of all the sad smudge has been constant, and the open-minded viewer will be happy that they spent their time on this unfortunately forgotten piece of film.


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