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The best movie where Ben Stiller plays a serious villain


Need I say more? Man was I surprised when he came back 10 years later as a comedic actor! Daddy Jerry must've gotten him the job considering he came out of nowhere and then went right back after the movie was gone.

It's definitely fun to go back and watch it now that Liam Neeson is so huge....plus a young Helen Hunt...though still not as straight gangsta as her role in The Quarterback Princess....that movie is dope!

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I love the concept of Raw Deal, but all in all Next of Kin is a smoother more satisfying watch than Raw Deal.

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Though Irvin's films were never blockbusters, they were low-key enjoyable like this one. His best was his mercenary flick 'The Dogs of War' with Christopher Walken.

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uhhh... what <<exactly>> are you talking about? Stiller never disappeared, and he'd had several movies and plenty of TV jobs before this. Considering he was only about 24 when this flick came out, I'm not exactly sure what you would expect. In that "ten years" you claim he "disappeared," he did around fifteen movies and a number of TV shows, including THE BEN STILLER SHOW.
There is no lag in his career where he "disappeared" and then "came back," ten years later... maybe you should look at his profile. Also, maybe you just need to get out more.

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It's tough being correct ragreen. The lesser mountain inbreds can't stand it. There's always another jerk after someone shoots off their mouth, and is absolutely incorrect. That pretty much says it about the destruction of sanity in this society. Good job, the riffraff smartmouths get what they deserve IRL.

Only halfway through this movie, and the best scene so far was the hymn at the funeral scene. Now Patrick is telling Mr. Gotti to turn over his brothers killer, to make it easy on everyone, since he's got three counties worth of kin ready to settle the score.

I suspect this movie picks up in the latter half. Good for a late nighter so far.

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He really wasn't as much of a villain as Adam Baldwin. His best villain roles are Happy Gilmore and Heavyweights; clearly evil.

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...wasn't IN Happy Gilmore...

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Are you kidding me?

"Oh, your fingers hurt? Well now you're back's gonna hurt, cause you just pulled landscaping duty! Anyone else's fingers hurt?"

"Shut up, or I will shut you up."

"You can bother me for a glass of shut the hell up."

Have you ever seen Happy Gilmore?

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Yeah he was, an uncredited role, but a villainous role.

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An SLF of the finest kind... Too many children are being allowed to criticise movies that either came out before their pubic hair, or before their IQs passed their SAT values...

Your opinion is worth about the same as the flier at the supermarket... they want to sell something, and you have nothing to sell...

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You people are so funny arguing with each other, like hockey players who like the fighting more than the hockey

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He's really not a villain at all in this movie. He was reluctant and didn't like what he'd got caught up in, and is then murdered by the real villain who feared he was going to go to the cops.

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Now wait--allowed? So we shouldn't criticize movies from the 30's or 40's? Ohhh, yes we should! LOL

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think it's legal to criticize movies from 1940 onward.




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as lawrence isabella.



A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.

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Ben Stiller? He looks so out of place.I thought it was a gag!He looks at the camera/His eyes move around and he appears catatonic at times.He looks about as much like a beautiful/handsome tough Italian American as my Irish made does.
He is in the movie because of his unskilled Father and Anne Meara...

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