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Deuces Wild (2002)

R | | Action, Crime, Drama | 3 May 2002 (USA)
Bobby, a member of The Deuces, and the sister of the rival Vipers member fall in love, promoting a street war between the two factions.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Father Aldo
Jimmy Pockets
Nancy Cassaro ...
Wendy (as Deborah Harry)
Punchy (as Josh Leonard)
Brenda (as Alba Albanese)


Two brothers, Leon and Bobby are members of the street gang in Brooklyn known as the deuces. Their brother was killed by a drug overdose a few years earlier and the gang is determined to keep drugs off their block. Another more vicous gang known as the vipers is a possible threat to Leon and Bobby's efforts. The deuces are determined to do whatever is necessary to keep drugs off their block even if that means dying. Written by <langstar1@hotmail.com>

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Before gangs had guns... they fought with guts. See more »


Action | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for strong violence, language, some drug content and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 May 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A drog pokla  »

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Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,704,682 (USA) (5 May 2002)


$6,044,618 (USA) (27 May 2002)

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2.35 : 1
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Josh Hartnett was originally cast in the role of Tino but was allowed by the producers to drop out when he won the role of Danny in Pearl Harbor (2001). See more »


The end of the movie shows what is clearly a Roman Catholic funeral, presided over by the parish priest. Over the shoulder of one of the main characters can be seen a Masonic square and compasses on a tombstone which would be highly unlikely in a Catholic cemetery. See more »


Annie: He puts his name on all the milk in the fridge so we can't drink any of it. I mean, he sits in the bathroom, shootin' junk and drinkin' beer all day and he thinks a glass of milk is gonna save him?
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I Wonder Why
Written by Melvin Anderson and Ricardo Weeks
Performed by Dion DiMucci (as Dion) & The Belmonts
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Not highly memorable...
26 October 2003 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

Don't you hate it when you're standing in the videostore and you already saw all movies that there ? Those are the moments that you rent movies like Deuces Wild...these kind of titles are never high on your list but you take them anyway because the synopsis doesn't sound too bad and you know the washed up actors in it from their earlier - more glorious - roles.

The stories of these movies are never highly original. We've all seen it before. The only thing movies like this can do is provide the story with a few interesting twists, cool characters and some good looking settings and locations. And, I'm not being too harsh today, Deuces Wild succeeds in doing so. The story takes place in the 1950's. After he lost his brother to an overdose of Heroïne, Leon ( Stephen Dorff ) founds the "Deuces". A steetgang that tries to keep the Brooklyn neighborhood clean. Opposite to this, is the Viper streetgang. Their leader is about to get released from jail and he ( Norman Reedus from Boondock Saints ) wants to take revenge because he thinks Leon framed him. It looks like a war between both gangs can't be avoided even though the true king of the Brooklyn streets, Fritzy ( a small but great role by Matt Dillon ) , strongly warned them not to fight.

Deuces Wild contains a lot of decent actors who never really reached the highest status. You've got the ones I already mentioned, but also known names like Fairuza Balk, Brad Renfro and Deborah Harry. The cast also includes a few upcoming names like James Franco and the annoying ( in my opinion, of course ) Frankie Muniz. They also deliver pretty decent acting jobs but the show gets stolen by the nice and good 50's settings. We're talking old-timers, juke-boxes and lots of hairgel. You're never touched by the story or the characters and that's the biggest disadvantage of this movie. You don't really care who wins or who loses. You never feel involved in the story, but you don't mind watching it. If you ever come across it on TV or at your local videostore...give it a go. It stands for an hour and a half of fun.

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