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Dead Broke
Dead Broke
Actors: Jayne Deely, Kevin Dewey, John Glover, Jill Hennessy, Arthur M. Jolly
Director: Edward Vilga
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
R     2006     1hr 38min

A detective investigates a mysterious murder that takes place outside a Brooklyn debt collection agency adjacent to the pier.


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Actors: Jayne Deely, Kevin Dewey, John Glover, Jill Hennessy, Arthur M. Jolly
Director: Edward Vilga
Creators: Edward Vilga, Andrew Charas, Chris Craig, David Marcellino, Genevieve Lohman, Leslie Lewis Sword, Mark Ross
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Polychrome
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 05/30/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 38min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Reviewed on 9/21/2010...
This was like a clever play, funny at times, and well acted. I swapped for this and I was pleasantly surprised.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Dead broke
c delapoole | New York City | 07/20/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Always a pleasure to see Jill Hennessey. And she doesn't disappoint. Perfect film noir. Great fun. Had me going. Haunting choice of music. Good job directing Vilga."
A low-budget but modestly fun take on film noir
Nicole N. Pellegrini | Philadelphia, PA | 09/22/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This little independant film finally saw release on DVD this year, and if you are a fan of the genre or any of the actors involved, it is well worth seeking out. Familiar names in the cast include John Glover, Jill Hennessey, and Paul Sorvino, all who do well with the material and at times elevate the production above its modest budget and aspirations.

A murder has occured late at night outside of a collection agency, and it's up to the police detective, Sam (Glover) to figure out "whodunnit" from the motley crew of suspects inside. It's a simple plot but the somewhat unusual setting keeps the viewer interested (how many films about a collection agency can you think of?), as do the name actors. Some scenes fall flat and run long, including many of the attempts at humor focusing on the abrasive character of Frankie (Patricia Scanlon). The film is at its best when focusing on the interesting relationship that develops though the night between Sam and Kate (Hennessey), a single mother working at the agency who--like everyone else involved--has secrets she's desperate to hide.

The DVD itself features director commentary and original trailer, but little else. It is also annoying in that it forces the viewer to watch a number of trailers for other movies before allowing the main menu to come up, and these trailers cannot be skipped over."
Original and Inventive
G. Sword | Naples, FL | 11/04/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Love the genre...something totally different. Very clever, great dialogue and fast paced. Kept me guessing up to the end."