Double Whammy

"Weak"

Double Whammy Review


Has any film director fallen quite as far as Tom DiCillo? After a masterful debut with his tongue-in-cheek look at filmmaking, Living in Oblivion, DiCillo has turned in a series of progressively more-ignored features, including Box of Moon Light and The Real Blonde. His latest, Double Whammy, is going straight to video, despite a cast that includes Denis Leary and Elizabeth Hurley -- and not in bit parts, either!

The silly, one-joke story is reason enough to find Whammy (not a movie about Press Your Luck!) so inspiring. Leary plays a cop who, only through some fault of his own, is never able to bust a perp. It starts out in a fast food joint, when a gunman drives through the wall and starts shooting. Leary slips and hits his head, and a little bespectacled kid uses his gun to save the day. Later, his apartment supervisor is killed while he's oblivious in the building. Various quirky characters (like Hurley's masseuse) try to distract you into thinking this movie is actually about something, but the deception never works too well.

Forgettable.



Double Whammy

Facts and Figures

Run time: 93 mins

In Theaters: Friday 3rd August 2001

Distributed by: Lions Gate Film

Production compaines: Apostle

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 30%
Fresh: 3 Rotten: 7

IMDB: 5.7 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Starring: as Ray Pluto, as Dr. Ann Beamer, as Juan Benitez, as Lt. Spigot, as Chick Dimitri, as Cletis, Keith Nobbs as Duke, as Jerry Cubbins, as Jo Jo, Otto Sanchez as Ping Pung, as Maribel Benitez, Millie Tirelli as Yolanda, Kevin Olson as Ricky Lapinski, Joe D'Angerio as Detective Janks

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