A COP WHO’D RATHER BE AN ARTIST. A MOBSTER WHO’D RATHER BE A COMIC. AND A WOMAN WHO’D RATHER BE ANYWHERE BUT BETWEEN THEM.
Shy crime scene photographer Wayne “Mad Dog” Dobie (Robert De Niro) happens to save the life of a mob boss (Bill Murray) and receives an unusual thank-you gift – the unlimited services, for a week, of a woman (Uma Thurman) who works for the gangster. De Niro reunited with the writer of Night and the City (1992) for an unconventional love story directed by the man behind Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1990). Not as offbeat as it sounds, this film is pretty funny and easy to like. De Niro and Murray could have played each other’s roles, but they’re very good, and so is Thurman as the “present” who changes Mad Dog’s life.
1993-U.S. 96 min. Color. Directed by John McNaughton. Screenplay: Richard Price. Cast: Robert De Niro (Wayne ”Mad Dog” Dobie), Uma Thurman (Glory), Bill Murray (Frank Milo), Kathy Baker, David Caruso, Mike Starr.
Trivia: Co-produced by Martin Scorsese.