Mad Dog Time

Mad Dog Time

Director: Larry Bishop

Cast: Ellen Barkin, Gabriel Byrne, Richard Dreyfuss

     
 

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A group of mobsters fight for control in this satirical comedy-drama. Vic (Richard Dreyfuss) is a not-especially-stable crime boss who -- following a spell in a mental hospital after being diagnosed with schizophrenia -- is sent home and is ready to resume his place as supreme leader of the mob. Mickey Holliday (Jeff Goldblum), Vic's enforcer and right hand man, is

Overview

A group of mobsters fight for control in this satirical comedy-drama. Vic (Richard Dreyfuss) is a not-especially-stable crime boss who -- following a spell in a mental hospital after being diagnosed with schizophrenia -- is sent home and is ready to resume his place as supreme leader of the mob. Mickey Holliday (Jeff Goldblum), Vic's enforcer and right hand man, is trying to get everything squared away for Vic's return, which may complicate his personal life, since he's been having an affair with Vic's girlfriend Grace (Diane Lane), as well as her sister Rita (Ellen Barkin). While Vic has been away, a number of other gangsters have been squabbling over who will take control of his territories, including Jake Parker (Kyle MacLachlan), Jules Flamingo (Gregory Hines), and Jacky Johnson (Burt Reynolds). However, it's the seriously eccentric Ben London (Gabriel Byrne) who turns out to be Mickey's and Vic's most potent rival as the various gangsters shoot it out over who gets what piece of the pie. Inspired in part by the "Rat Pack" crime flicks of the 1960s -- such as Ocean's Eleven and Robin and the Seven Hoods -- Mad Dog Time (also released under the title Trigger Happy) was written and directed by former actor Larry Bishop, son of Rat Packer Joey Bishop, who pops up in a small role. Larry's co-star from Wild in the Streets, Christopher Jones, appears in a supporting role as a gunman; it was his first film appearance since Ryan's Daughter in 1970.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/02/2004
UPC:
0883904129141
Original Release:
1996
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Sales rank:
84,236

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ellen Barkin Rita Everly
Gabriel Byrne Ben London
Richard Dreyfuss Vic
Jeff Goldblum Mickey Holliday
Diane Lane Grace
Larry Bishop Nick
Gregory Hines Jules Flamingo
Kyle MacLachlan Jake Parker
Burt Reynolds "Wacky" Jacky Jackson
Billy Idol Actor
Michael J. Pollard Actor
Christopher Jones Actor
Henry Silva Sleepy Joe Carlisle
Angie Everhart Actor
Paul Anka Actor
Rob Reiner Actor
Joey Bishop Actor
Richard Pryor Actor
Juan Fernandez Actor
Billy Drago Actor
Real Andrews Actor
Jon Ingrassia Actor

Technical Credits
Larry Bishop Director,Co-producer,Screenwriter
Michael Atwell Art Director
Mel Berns Makeup
Frank Byers Camera Operator,Cinematographer
Matthew J. Clark Asst. Director
Norman D. Hollyn Editor
Judith James Producer
Amy Lieberman Casting
Dina Lipton Art Director
Kathy Lucas Set Decoration/Design
Stephan Manpearl Executive Producer
Ileane Meltzer Costumes/Costume Designer
Earl Rose Score Composer
Len Shapiro Executive Producer
Rick Waddell Sound/Sound Designer

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