Mad Dog and Glory | Chicago Reader

Mad Dog and Glory

John McNaughton (Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer) directed this picture from a predictable script by Richard Price about a police photographer (Robert De Niro at his most nebbishy) inadvertently saving the life of a gangster (Bill Murray at his oddball best), who rewards him by sending over one of his barmaids (Uma Thurman) as a “gift” for a week. This is stronger in terms of characters (male ones, that is) than in terms of story or mise en scene, but the actors—including David Caruso, Mike Starr, Kathy Baker, and McNaughton regular Tom Towles—keep this pretty watchable. Martin Scorsese coproduced, and none too well apparently: the ending had to be reshot after disappointing previews.

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