Frogs for Snakes

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Frogs for Snakes ★★ 1998 (R)

Self-conscious black comedy about New York loan shark Al Santana (Coltrane) who also spends his time as a wannabe East Village theatrical impressario. And how everybody who works for Al as a collector is even more desperate to be an actor, including his struggling ex-wife Eva (Hershey). And how all the characters suddenly break into monologues from their favorite movies. And how none of this makes much sense and the actors have really done better work elsewhere. 98m/C VHS . Barbara Hershey, Robbie Coltrane, Harry Hamlin, Ian Hart, John Leguizamo, Lisa Marie, Debi Mazar, David Deblinger, Ron Perlman, Clarence Williams III, Justin Theroux, Nicholas Chinlund, Mike Starr, Taylor Mead; D: Amos Poe; W: Amos Poe; C: Enrique Chediak.