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One Night at McCool's (2001)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 27 April 2001 (USA)
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Every man has a different recollection of the beautiful young woman who wreaked havoc on their lives during one heated night.

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Harald Zwart

Writer:

Stan Seidel

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Dillon ... Randy
Mary Jo Smith ... Bingo Caller
Michael Douglas ... Mr. Burmeister
Paul Reiser ... Carl
Reba McEntire ... Dr. Green
John Goodman ... Detective Dehling
Richard Jenkins ... Father Jimmy
Sandy Martin ... Bingo Vendor Woman
Liv Tyler ... Jewel
Andrew Dice Clay ... Utah / Elmo (as Andrew Silverstein)
Ric Sarabia ... Uniformed Cop at Bar
Tim DeZarn ... Detective Ertagian
Leo Rossi ... Joey Dinardo
Rob Neukirch Rob Neukirch ... Deliveryman
Andrea Bendewald ... Karen
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Storyline

After another hard night at McCool's, bartender Randy runs into Jewel. The seductive lady seems to have evaded a rape pretty closely, and when the man comes back, she puts a bullet in his head. After all these events (and others), Randy takes Jewel home, and the two become a couple. Yet Jewel begins to develop into a very demanding girlfriend and drives Randy into committing crimes for her and her elaborate lifestyle. Randy's cousin Carl is driven crazy by Randy's incredibly sexy girl as well as the investigating officer, Detective Dehling. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Taglines:

Slippery when wet. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

27 April 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un ángel seductor See more »

Filming Locations:

Agoura Hills, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,520,041, 29 April 2001

Gross USA:

$6,290,673

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,578,186
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Geri Halliwell is an influence behind Jewel Valentine. See more »

Goofs

When Randy discovers the DVD player in Greg's bedroom he opens the tray and we get a close up of a white, blank DVD, but a red, titled DVD (see Trivia) is in the tray that is shown opening and closing repeatedly after the accident. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bingo Caller: N-43. Four-three on the N.
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Crazy Credits

Andrew Dice Clay is billed twice in the closing credits as Andrew Silverstein. He is credited this way as Utah towards the beginning of the credits and as Elmo at the very end. See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD features an alternate ending where after, we see 'Paul Reiser' get smashed by the garbage dumpster, it continues as we see Matt Dillon in his destroyed home and John Goodman lying dead on the floor; the cops come and arrest Dillon because they think he was responsible for the shooting and then we see Liv Tyler and Michael Douglas drive off and live happily ever after. This ending is refered to as "Alternate Depressing ending". See more »

Connections

References Hamilton (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

She Likes The Attention
(2001)
Written and Performed by Caleb
Courtesy of Universal Records, Inc.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Better than expected
11 May 2001 | by cofemugSee all my reviews

One Night at McCool's is a very funny movie that is more intelligent than what it should be. Its form is more sophisticated than what I expected, and its randomness was superb. The thoughts behind the movie (mysogeny, sadism, stupid men) are are infantile. That's what I have to say about this movie is that not only does it hate women, but it loathes men. It doesn't have any sympathy for any of the men, really. It seems that way because of the form, but the ending says it all. Nobody cares.

The form has the first 2/3 of the movie told in flashback by three characters: Dillon, the stupid bartender; Reiser, the mysogenistic stupid lawyer; and Goodman, the stupid, holier-than-thou cop. The story is therefore always perverted by their own self images and altered realities. Reiser's BBQ fantasy is a great touch. In the end, we never really know the truth, and nothing is what it seems. Dillon was never that innocent, etc.

Actually, the rest of the movie is funny too. From the randomness of the last 5 seconds of the movie to the overly-obviousness of Tyler's manipulations, the movie seems to have an energy all its own. Everything is just out of the blue, and nothing seems to make sense. Do we really care if it does? No.

It is also a very dark comedy, but has a shallow presentation. Think Nurse Betty, or Jawbreaker. Very candy coated outside, dark chewy inside. If you like your movies random, dark, or just purely mean, see this movie. This one will satisfy your urges for the strangeness that is One Night at McCool's.

8/10


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