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    Unique ID Code: 0000034748
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    Added on: 28/5/2002 12:44
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    Made (UK)

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    Crime definitely doesn`t pay... and it could end up costing them big time
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 0 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Bobby is a would-be boxer who just wants to settle down with his stripper girlfriend. His lifelong pal Ricky is a smalltime hustler who dreams of being a mafia hotshot. So when mob boss Max offers the two buddies temporary work as out-of-town mafia "muscle", the two friends head for New York - where Ricky`s delusions of gangster grandeur plung them both into the Big Apple`s seductive underworld of stretch limos, fast women and pricey nightclubs. But when Ricky`s bumbling attempts to look like a "made" man ignite a dangerous confrontation with a rival gang lord, it becomes apparent that for these two not-so-goodfellas, crime definitely doesn`t pay... and it could end up costing them big time!

    Special Features:
    Director`s Commentary
    Director`s Telstrator Commentary
    Teaser Trailer
    Getting it Made Documentary
    The Creative Process
    Making the Music of Made
    Deleted scenes

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    DTS 5.1 English

    Directed By:
    Jon Favreau

    Written By:

    Makenzie Vega
    Famke Janssen
    Joe Goossen
    Vince Vaughn
    Jon Favreau

    Casting By:
    Howard Feuer

    Soundtrack By:
    Lyle Workman

    Director of Photography:
    Christopher Doyle

    Curtiss Clayton

    Costume Designer:
    Laura Jean Shannon

    Production Designer:
    Anne Stuhler

    Vince Vaughn
    Jon Favreau
    Peter Billingsley

    Executive Producer:
    John H. Starke

    Momentum Pictures

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    7 / 10
    In "Swingers" (1996), John Favreau and Vince Vaughn were Mike Peters and Trent Walker, a pair of wannabe actors who wound up as bumbling hipster doofuses in the LA lounge scene. Five years later in "Made", Favreau and Vaughn reunite, this time as Bobby and Ricky, a pair of wannabe boxers who wind up as bumbling mob heavies in the NY organized crime scene. Made isn`t exactly a sequel to "Swingers" (director Doug Liman is gone, for one thing), but it bears favorable comparisons.

    The dialogue is fresh and on the money; at times you`d think Favreau and Vaughn were improvising, it`s so breezy and natural. The boys argue constantly, and this is the primary charm of "Made." "Swingers" was more contrived, more eclectic in its way, but in "Made" the characters really hit home. Ricky is an obnoxious know-it-all (or so he thinks) for sure, but so entertainingly so that the picture runneth over every time he`s on screen. Favreau`s Bobby is more down to earth, the solid, dependable buddy you can count on, but he has his own problems too (like having a stripper for a girlfriend, for instance). In and among Ricky`s dumb and dumber shenanigans, however, Bobby also shines. His relationship with Chloe is especially touching — kudos to Favreau for writing two convincing characters, Bobby and Ricky, who are also poles apart.

    "Made" is a deadpan crime comedy in which the rapport between John Favreau and Vince Vaughn (and how, especially, they understand each other as actors) makes for a winning combination.
    posted by Aslan on 22/8/2002 19:20