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The Quickie (2001)

A crime soap opera about a Russian mobster retiring from "the business" on New Year's Eve, only to discover he has been targeted for death by a rival mobster.

Director:

Sergei Bodrov (as Sergey Bodrov)

Writers:

Sergei Bodrov (story) (as Sergey Bodrov), Sergei Bodrov (screenplay) (as Sergey Bodrov) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brenda Bakke ... Jane
Dennis Bendersky ... Young Oleg
Sergey Bodrov ... Deema
John Bradford Pagano John Bradford Pagano ... Anna's Driver
Kevin Brief ... Caterer
Juan Carlos Cantu ... Priest (as Juan Cantu)
Richard Fire Richard Fire ... Catering Assistant
Rusty Flood Rusty Flood ... Anatoly's Child
Jsu Garcia ... Miguel
Joyce Guy ... Social Worker
Joel Heyman ... Bartender
Kerry Johnston Kerry Johnston ... Second Call Girl
Will Kepper Will Kepper ... Bobby
Natalia Kroukova ... Tango Dancer
Evgeniy Lazarev ... Uncle Anatoly (as Eugene Lazarev)
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A crime soap opera about a Russian mobster retiring from "the business" on New Year's Eve, only to discover he has been targeted for death by a rival mobster.

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Get in. Get out. Fast!

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Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »
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Quotes

Oleg: You know, I've never fucked a cockroach killer before.
Lisa: Nice. I've never fucked a Russian.
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Connections

References Microcosmos (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

I Put a Spell on You
Written by Screamin' Jay Hawkins (as Jay Hawkins)
Used by permission of EMI UNART Catalog Inc.
Title version produced by Anagram Music & Radio Productions
Jeffery Ward and Ken Steiger (producers)
Performed by Nolan F. Porter II (vocals), Mike Nelson (Tenor, Baritone Sax), Ken Steiger (Guitars,
Bass), Luis Caballero (Drums), David Jenkins (Engineering, Keyboards)
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Complete Disappointment
5 June 2006 | by james-brandon-1See all my reviews

Any fan of Russian cinema will have great difficulty in believing the sub-par performances phoned-in by Mashkov and Bodrov Jr., and will perhaps be utterly perplexed by Bodrov Sr.'s hackneyed and confusing script, which is coupled with uncharacteristically weak direction. Most of the characters wander through the movie as though they have no idea who they are or what they are doing. It is also sad to see that Jennifer Jason Leigh's acting skills have not advanced one iota since FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH, and her screen exposure is mercifully limited. This is a terrible mafia movie; so much so that it makes the GODFATHER III look like a winner in the genre. To see the key Russians at their best, check out Bodrov Sr.'s work on PRISONER OF THE MOUNTAINS (which also features Jr.), Mashkov's turn in VOR (THE THIEF), and Bodrov Jr.'s new criminal in BRAT.


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Release Date:

25 July 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Hermosa Beach, California, USA See more »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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