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G-Men from Hell (2001)

Cast: William Forsythe, Tate Donovan, Bob Goldthwait, more...
Director: Christopher Coppola
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Studio: Framework
Genre: Comedies
Running Time: 98 min.
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This title is currently out of print.

Synopsis
Two bad cops rise from the grave in an attempt to go straight in this offbeat comedy. Mike Mattress (Tate Donovan) and Dean Crept (William Forsythe) are a pair of stone-faced FBI agents who are not above stretching the law to their advantage; their double dealings lead to their fiery death in a booby-trapped car, and the two agents find themselves descending into Hell. After a disturbing run-in with Satan (Robert Goulet), Mattress and Crept escape and find their way back to Earth, where they hope to perform some good deeds that might allow them to escape damnation. Starting over as private eyes, Mattress and Crept are hired by millionaire Greydon Lake (Barry Newman), who believes his wife Gloria (Vanessa Angel) has been unfaithful to him. Gloria soon turns the tables by hiring the two gumshoes away from her husband, but things take a sinister turn when Greydon turns up dead. While tracking down leads in Greydon's murder, Mattress and Crept discover he was financing research by the eccentric Dr. Boifford (David Huddleston), whose bizarre talents come in handy when Buster (Bobcat Goldthwait), a leg man for the detectives, is killed while doing research; Boifford is able to transplant his brain into the body of a robot. Meanwhile, Buster's accident attracts the attention of the police, as well as FBI agents Dalton (Zach Galligan) and Langdon (Gary Busey), who are hot on the heels of the formerly dead lawmen. G-Men From Hell is based on characters from the comic book Grafik Musik, created by Michael Allred. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

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From comic book to cinema... by Emomovieluver March 20, 2003 - 8:51 AM PST
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2 out of 3 members found this review helpful
I'm not really sure what to make of "G-Men...". I wasn't at all familiar with the comic book the movie is based on but I very much enjoyed the comic book format the movie and DVD presentation featured. Of the movie, it left me in awe of the diverse and talented cast the movie attracted from stars Forsythe and Donovan to Busey, the always adorable Wuhrer, the hilarious Rodriguez, the always funny Bobcat and Galligan whom I've not seen in some time and Goulet who's turning up in movies more often these days. Director Coppola, brother of Nick Cage and whom hails from a long line of movie relatives, handled the movie aptly though there's nothing earth shattering here technically speaking. All in all, a decent comedy thriller with a unique concept which might be attributed more to the comic book the film is based on.

It doesn't do comics justice by chester March 6, 2003 - 10:56 AM PST
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1 out of 1 members found this review helpful
It was interesting to see the execution of a comic book movie - from Mike Allred's Madman comics; but I wouldn't recommend it except to die hard comic or independent film fans. To sum it up, it watches like a low-budget indie: plot, dialogue, character development, direction: all are found lacking. There are some good extras on the DVD (commentary with the comic creator, comparison to the comic book), but this movie really isn't for everyone...




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