The Quickie

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The Quickie ★½ 2001 (R)

Get your minds out of the gutter! Actually, this mob soap opera would have been a lot more fun if it had wallowed in the gutter itself. Conflicted Russian mobster Oleg (Mashkov) is celebrating his retirement with his family on New Year's Eve at their Malibu beach house. But Oleg has been targeted for extermination and maybe exterminator Lisa (Leigh), who is supposedly at the house to get rid of the vermin, is there to do the job. Bodrov's first Englishlanguage venture. 95m/C VHS, DVD . Vladimir Mashkov, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Dean Stockwell, Lesley Ann Warren, Henry Thomas, Sergei Bodrov Jr., Brenda Bakke, Jsu Garcia; D: Sergei Bodrov; W: Sergei Bodrov, Carolyn Cavallero; C: Sergei Kozlov; M: Gia Kancheli.