Knockaround Guys

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Knockaround Guys ★★½ 2001 (R)

Matty (Pepper), the son of mobster Benny Chains (Hopper), finds it difficult to find normal work due to his notorious heritage. He pesters his dad to give him a chance, and with the backing of his uncle Teddy (Malkovich) is given an assignment to pick up a bag of cash in Spokane. His unreliable pal Johnny Marbles (Green) botches the job by losing the loot in a rural Wyoming town. Matty is forced to call in friends Chris (Davoli) and Taylor (Diesel) as muscle to deal with a couple of skate punks and a crooked sheriff (Noonan). Collected dust on the shelf for two years at New Line until executives noticed the cash that Diesel's “XXX” was making. 93m/C VHS, DVD . US Barry Pepper, Seth Green, Dennis Hopper, Vin Diesel, Andrew Davoli, John Malkovich, Tom Noonan; D: Brian Koppelman, David Levien; W: Brian Koppelman, David Levien; C: Tom Richmond; M: Clint Mansell.