Knockaround Guys

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Overview

While this delayed mob/buddy picture didn't make waves at the box office, New Line has gone out of their way to make a DVD that will surely reach a bigger audience. In a move to make everyone happy, this disc includes both a 2.35:1 anamorphic transfer on one side, and a cut-up pan-and-scan version on the other. Occasionally the image is a little soft, but it's never a distraction. Detail comes across very nicely. Skin tones are perfectly realized, as well are the subdued colors and dense blacks. Sound, which ...
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Overview

While this delayed mob/buddy picture didn't make waves at the box office, New Line has gone out of their way to make a DVD that will surely reach a bigger audience. In a move to make everyone happy, this disc includes both a 2.35:1 anamorphic transfer on one side, and a cut-up pan-and-scan version on the other. Occasionally the image is a little soft, but it's never a distraction. Detail comes across very nicely. Skin tones are perfectly realized, as well are the subdued colors and dense blacks. Sound, which includes both Dolby Digital and DTS tracks (though the DTS track is only on the widescreen side), is equally impressive. The bass is strong throughout the film, and while there could be more effective use of the surrounds, separation is still evident and used wisely. As with the DTS track, all of the supplements are on the widescreen side. Though hardly extensive, there is a decent array of extras. Director/writers Brian Koppelman and David Levien provide a scene-specific commentary that is generally informative, but very subdued. They relate their personal experiences which went in to the movie in a very quiet manner. In addition are four deleted scenes that wouldn't have added much to the story, with optional commentary from Koppelman and Levien. Finally, along with the trailer for this film, are some trailers for other New Line titles such as A Man Apart and Friday After Next.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Widescreen and fullscreen versions of the film; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound; DTS 5.1 Surround Sound; Stereo Surround Sound; English subtitles and closed captions; Spanish subtitles; Deleted scenes with optional commentary; Feature-length audio commentary; Original theatrical trailer; DVD-ROM content: script-to-screen, link to theatrical website
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Andrea LeVasseur
The crime drama Knockaround Guys would have been straight-to-video, if it had not been for the box-office pull of muscleman Vin Diesel playing a supporting role. Shot almost three years before its theatrical release, this coming-of-age mobster tale tries to mimic its contemporaries, like the superior HBO series The Sopranos. However, the psychological intrigue and family drama in this movie is not that compelling. The brief appearances of Dennis Hopper and John Malkovich are interesting yet strangely unconvincing due to the mediocre dialogue of fake gangster-speak. What this movie does have is strong action scenes and very attractive leads. Basically, the best assets are the young, hunky characters looking tough in leather jackets and greased hair. Similar to what Young Guns didn't do for the Western, Knockaround Guys doesn't add anything new to the crime genre, just a more youthful face. Fans of Vin Diesel will be pleased, as his muscles are in full view during his alternating moments of clobbering and moralizing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/25/2003
  • UPC: 794043541025
  • Original Release: 2001
  • Rating:

  • Source: New Line Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1), Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Pan & Scan
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:32:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 7,557

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Malkovich Teddy Deserve
Dennis Hopper Benny "Chains" Demaret
Vin Diesel Taylor Reese
Barry Pepper Matty Demaret
Seth Green Johnny Marbles
Andrew Davoli Chris Scarpa
Tom Noonan Sheriff
John Liddle Heslop
Michael A. Miranda Noriega
Nicholas Pasco Freddy the Watch
Technical Credits
Brian Koppelman Director, Producer, Screenwriter
David Levien Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Lawrence Bender Producer
Lester Cohen Production Designer
Michael De Luca Executive Producer
Amanda Demme Musical Direction/Supervision
Douglas Ganton Sound/Sound Designer
Julie Kirkham Co-producer
Cal Loucks Set Decoration/Design
Clint Mansell Score Composer
David Moritz Editor
Kei Ng Art Director
Beth Pasternak Costumes/Costume Designer
Tom Richmond Cinematographer
Andrew Shea Asst. Director
Laurel Smith Casting
Brian Witten Executive Producer
Stan Wlodkowski Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Widescreen and Special Features
1. Main Titles/Becoming a Man [6:27]
2. His Father's Name [2:46]
3. Time to Step Up [3:20]
4. The Worst Job in the World [3:26]
5. Everybody Gets Paid [4:16]
6. What Matty Needs [2:50]
7. No Screw-Ups [4:20]
8. Where Did the Bag Go? [4:31]
9. Welcome to Wibaux [4:53]
10. Toughest Guy in Town [7:04]
11. The Three R's [3:13]
12. Staking Out Turkey [2:19]
13. Partners... in Crime [4:04]
14. Stan's Spirit of Sharing [6:01]
15. "We Can't Let 'Em Leave" [2:30]
16. Rearmament/Being a Citizen [3:54]
17. Uncle Teddy's Here to Help [4:02]
18. "Matty Needs Us" [1:56]
19. It's Just Marbles [4:45]
20. Settling Scores [7:38]
21. A Man Now [2:54]
22. End Credits [4:14]
Side #2 -- Fullscreen
1. Main Titles/Becoming a Man [6:27]
2. His Father's Name [2:46]
3. Time to Step Up [3:20]
4. The Worst Job in the World [3:26]
5. Everybody Gets Paid [4:16]
6. What Matty Needs [2:50]
7. No Screw-Ups [4:20]
8. Where Did the Bag Go? [4:31]
9. Welcome to Wibaux [4:53]
10. Toughest Guy in Town [7:05]
11. The Three R's [3:13]
12. Staking Out Turkey [2:19]
13. Partners... in Crime [4:04]
14. Stan's Spirit of Sharing [6:01]
15. "We Can't Let 'Em Leave" [2:30]
16. Rearmament/Being a Citizen [3:54]
17. Uncle Teddy's Here to Help [4:02]
18. "Matty Needs Us" [1:56]
19. It's Just Marbles [4:45]
20. Settling Scores [7:38]
21. A Man Now [2:52]
22. End Credits [4:13]
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Menu

Side #1 -- Widescreen and Special Features
   Play Movie
   Set Up Options
      Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
      DTS Surround Sound
      Stereo Surround Sound
      English Subtitles: On
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      Spanish Subtitles: On
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   Select a Scene
   All Access Pass
      Filmmaker Commentary
      Alternate & Deleted Scenes
         No Problem on the Green
            Watch Following Scene: With Filmmaker Commentary
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         The Ballers
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         Working Hard for the Money
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         Cereal Stash
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         Play All
            Watch Following Scene: With Filmmaker Commentary
            Watch Following Scene: Without Filmmaker Commentary
      Original Theatrical Trailer
      More From New Line
         A Man Apart Theatrical Trailer
         Final Destination 2 Theatrical Trailer
         Dinner Rush Trailer
         Friday After Next Theatrical Trailer
Side #2 -- Fullscreen
   Play Movie
   Set Up Options
      Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
      Stereo Surround Sound
      English Subtitles: On
      English Subtitles: Off
      Spanish Subtitles: On
      Spanish Subtitles: Off
   Select a Scene
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Knock The Mob

    How far has the Mafia that they have two low class officers who stole their money on a regular shipment in a nowhere town, and Vin Diesel is their enforcer? Whoa! I'd say pretty since Capone and Jim Netty. This movie had no zing or zeal.

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