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Midgets, eye patches, corsets, John Cusack, and Robert De Niro round out the crazy in trailer for The Bag Man

01.23.2014

Man, I don't know what the hell is going on in this trailer, but it's a train wreck I can't turn away from. First off, you've got two big-name stars who have put out some really great work in their careers making a film that feels like something you'd find on late night cable. Then, you have an assortment of oddities, including weird hairstyles, an eye patch, a midget, a stripper dressed as "Wonder Woman" and a seedy motel all presented as a legit crime thriller. It's just...weird, man. You have to see for yourself.

Don't open the bag:

Here's the synopsis:

THE BAG MAN follows the story of JACK (John Cusack), a tough guy with chronic bad luck but human touches. Hired by DRAGNA (Robert De Niro), a legendary crime boss to complete a simple but unusual task, the plot centers around the anticipated arrival of Dragna who has summoned JACK and a host of shady characters to a remote location for unknown reasons. Over the course of a long and violently eventful night awaiting Dragna’s arrival, Jack’s path crosses that of RIVKA (Rebecca Da Costa), a stunningly beautiful woman whose life becomes physically and emotionally entangled with Jack’s. When Dragna finally arrives on the scene there are sudden and extreme consequences for all.

I mean, the first question is: What happened to these guys? But, it's not like this is new. Cusack and De Niro have been dabbling in the low rent area for a while now with De Niro at least making some flicks that capitalize on his considerable talents (SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK of late), but Cusack seems stuck in a rut. Why he doesn't find a way to make a GROSSE POINT BLANK sequel is beyond me, because if he's going to be a quirky guy with a gun then that's what we want to see. All that said, this is perfect Netflix viewing. Maybe a double feature with KILLER ELITE? Oh, boy...

THE BAG MAN "hits" limited theaters on February 28, 2014.

Source: You Tube

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7:21AM on 01/24/2014
Honestly, apart of me thinks this could be entertaining, in a Smokin' Aces kind of way. It's so crazy, it just may be. But yeah, it does look very low rent. I'm actually surprised this isn't straight to DVD.
Honestly, apart of me thinks this could be entertaining, in a Smokin' Aces kind of way. It's so crazy, it just may be. But yeah, it does look very low rent. I'm actually surprised this isn't straight to DVD.
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3:49PM on 01/23/2014

Cusack made an unofficial Grosse Pointe Blank sequel

it was called 'War Inc' and wasn't very good.
it was called 'War Inc' and wasn't very good.
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3:53PM on 01/23/2014
I refuse to acknowledge that movie. Refuse!
I refuse to acknowledge that movie. Refuse!
6:00PM on 01/23/2014
I wish i could, the truth hurts.
I wish i could, the truth hurts.
6:37PM on 01/23/2014
It stings deep...
It stings deep...
8:06PM on 01/23/2014
Is that the one with Hilary Duff in it?
Is that the one with Hilary Duff in it?
9:16AM on 01/24/2014
@Jedd the Jedi yep and Marsia Tomei.
@Jedd the Jedi yep and Marsia Tomei.
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