Suicide Kings

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Suicide Kings ★★ 1997 (R)

When the sister of one of four prep school friends is kidnapped, the guys decide to take retired mobster Charlie Barrett (Walken) hostage so he'll help them. The wanna-be “Reservoir Pups” lose control almost as soon as the caper begins, and the savvy Barrett takes advantage to turn his captors against each other with news that the girl's abduction may have been an inside job. Maze of a plot, which wanders into “Usual Suspects” is-this-all-real? territory, does nothing to help any of the young actors, who are clearly overmatched by Walken. Not much here for anyone except fans of Walken's patented Gangster Cool. 106m/C VHS, DVD . Louis Lombardi, Christopher Walken, Jay Mohr, Henry Thomas, Sean Patrick Flanery, Denis Leary, Jeremy Sisto, Johnny Galecki, Cliff DeYoung, Laura San Giacomo, Laura Harris; D: Peter O'Fallon; W: Josh McKinney, Gina Goldman, Wayne Rice; C: Christopher Baffa; M: Graeme Revell, Tim Simonec.