Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead

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Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead ★★★ 1995 (R)

Jimmy the Saint (Garcia) is an exmobster gone straight who is called upon by his former boss, the Man With the Plan (Walken), to do one last easymoney job. Jimmy agrees and rounds up his old gang, a colorfully offcolor group which includes Pieces (Lloyd), a porn movie projectionist and Critical Bill (Williams), a hairtrigger psycho who works in a funeral parlor. The job goes awry and the group becomes a target of hitman Mr. Shhh (Buscemi). Hipster dialogue, crimegonewrong formula, and the presence of Buscemi instantly scream Tarantino ripoff, but the performances make it a worthwhile genre entry. 115m/C VHS, DVD . Andy Garcia, Christopher Lloyd, William Forsythe, Bill Nunn, Treat Williams, Jack Warden, Steve Buscemi, Fairuza Balk, Gabrielle Anwar, Christopher Walken, Glenn Plummer, Don Cheadle, Bill Cobbs, Josh Charles, Michael Nicolosi, Marshall Bell, Sarah Trigger, Jenny McCarthy, Tommy (Tiny) Lister; D: Gary Fleder; W: Scott Rosenberg; C: Elliot Davis; M: Michael Convertino.