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Release Date: 2006

DVD Release Date: March 7th, 2006

R|1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary
Harry Lesser (Dylan McDermott) lives in a decrepit apartment building and spends his days banging away at a typewriter in an attempt to finish his third novel. Willie Spearmint (Snoop Dogg), also a struggling novelist and an illegal squatter in the building, occasionally asks Henry's professional advice. Antagonism between the two men increases as each tries to finish his book before the other does.

Cast: Dylan McDermott, Snoop Dogg , Rose Byrne, Niki J. Crawford, Aldis Hodge, Laz Alonso, Seymour Cassel, Karimah Westbrook

Director: Danny Green

Genres: Drama, Mystery

Keywords: New York City, Revenge, Rivalry, Girlfriend, Gripping, Intense, 1970s, Gritty

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Harry likes Willie's white girlfriend, played by the Australian actress Rose Byrne with a riveting, sad sexiness. So much screen time is devoted to the men that her part is underwritten, but there are novels in her eyes. show more

  • Alternately tedious and bombastic, the film never achieves a consistent tone, and the characters and situations, while seemingly played on a realistic level, are neither remotely credible nor satisfyingly surreal. show more

  • Harkening back to a time when race relations in New York City were even worse than they seem today. show more

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