When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he's no longer breathing.
A Cherry Pontiac Lemans Convertible...Two Days...Two-Hundred & Fifty Grand. When your lemon lot hits the skids you glom the gig no matter what the smell. For Bob and Sid, two slicked-back ... See full summary »
Mobster and hit man Jimmy Conlon has one night to figure out where his loyalties lie: with his estranged son, Mike, whose life is in danger, or his longtime best friend, mob boss Shawn Maguire, who wants Mike to pay for the death of his own son.
Journalist Gary Webb, California 1996, started investigating CIA's role in the 1980s in getting crack cocaine to the black part of LA to get money and weapons to the Contras/freedom fighters in Nicaragua.
Shot in 21 days on a budget of $5 million. See more »
When Stretch is removing the license plate from the limo and it is stolen, the plate falls to the ground. In a later shot when the limo is being towed, the plate is back on the limo. See more »
If you like stories about chance and coincidence and fate, then here's one you'd never heard. Boy meets girl. Girl almost kills boy by running a red light at rush hour. Boy is T-boned at over 60 miles an hour.
God, are you alright?
And survives with barely a scratch.
Are you drunk?
Not any more.
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At the end of the credits, there is a subliminal message shown: "Be a Firestarter". See more »
Stretch is a moderately entertaining, but mediocre, film
I liked the film Narc very much, and even though director Joe Carnahan's following movies (Smokin' Aces, The A- Team and The Grey) were far from being at that level, I still found them competent. Carnahan's most recent film is Stretch, a moderately entertaining, but mediocre film. Stretch takes the "crazy night" concept (used in the past by films such as Go and After Hours) and executes it with some style and humor. However, I felt a general lack of energy, and I didn't like some of the performances. I felt Patrick Wilson a bit rigid in his role, and he can never transmit the frenzy he feels with his job and the frustration of having to deal with a parade of picturesque individuals who want to kill, fire or manipulate him. Chris Pine doesn't feel very credible either in his role, and Jessica Alba is bland and monotonous in her character. Fortunately, the rest of the cast makes a decent work, highlighting Ray Liotta and David Hasselhoff, both playing themselves. What is more, I felt Carnahan's direction kinda listless. Nevertheless, I can give a slight recommendation to Stretch despite is mediocrity, mainly because it didn't bore me.
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