DVD 93 mins IMDB 6.1 (8,535 votes)
One Night at McCool's
USA Films (2001)
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(2005 )
Comedy, Crime
USA  /  English

Liv Tyler Jewel Valentine
Matt Dillon Randy
John Goodman Detective Dehling
Paul Reiser Carl Lumpke
Michael Douglas Mr. Burmeister
Richard Jenkins Father Jimmy
Reba McEntire Dr. Green
Andrew Silverstein Utah
Andrea Bendewald Karen
Eric Schaeffer Greg Spradling
Mary Jo Smith Bingo Caller
Sandy Martin Bingo Vendor Woman
Andrew Dice Clay Utah/Elmo (as Andrew Silverstein)
Ric Sarabia Uniformed Cop at Bar
Tim De Zarn Detective Ertagian (as Tim Dezarn)
Leo Rossi Joey Dinardo
Rob Neukirch Deliveryman

Director Harald Zwart
Producer Michael Douglas; Allison Lyon Segan
Writer Stan Seidel
Cinematography Karl Walter Lindenlaub
Musician Marc Shaiman
User Credit 1 Bruce Cannon
User Credit 2 Ellen Mirojnick

The debut project from co-star Michael Douglas' production company Further Films, this comic crime caper uses the narrative devices of multiple points of view and flashbacks, à la Rashomon (1951) and that classic film's many imitators. A late-night slaying at a bar called McCool's is the point of departure as Detective Dehling (John Goodman), bartender Randy (Matt Dillon), and Randy's lawyer-cousin Carl (Paul Reiser) project their fantasies onto the sexy Jewel (Liv Tyler), whose boyfriend (Andrew Dice Clay) is the corpse in question. As each man spills his guts — Dehling to his priest, Randy to an aging hit man (Douglas), and Carl to his therapist (Reba McEntire) — it becomes clear that the femme fatale Jewel has been manipulating the smitten men for her own purposes, namely a house full of cutting-edge electronic gadgets. One Night at McCool's is the debut American film from Norwegian commercial and music video director Harald Zwart. — Karl Williams

Edition Details
Barcode 696306002826
Region Region 1
Chapters 16
Release Date 2/5/2002
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.77:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 1 Violence, sexuality and language.
User Text 2 She's three men over the legal limit
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Trivia: In the scene where Andrew Dice Clay's character, Utah, robs Randy, he says, "I'm over here now!" This is also the name of Clay's 2000 TV special (Andrew Dice Clay: I'm Over Here Now (2000) (TV)). (more)

Goofs: Continuity: When Jewel brings the car home to show Randy, it is all covered in dirt and soot. Then as Detective Dehling pulls up in his car, you see the back of Jewel's car is shiny and clean. This is before the infamous "wash" scene, which happens as Detective Dehling is leaving. (more)

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