Black Olives and Anchovies

If I was George Hickenlooper, I would somehow find the dough to shoot some footage of Kevin Spacey‘s Jack Abramoff working in a Baltimore pizza parlor, and use it as a bookend device. It would make an already snappy and mordantly funny film just a little bit better. For what it’s worth, I like Bagman as a title better than Casino Jack.

39 thoughts on “Black Olives and Anchovies

  1. Ulysses on said:

    Looks excellent, and, if nothing else, there are Canadians in the trailer !

  2. That may be one of the worst trailers I’ve ever seens. Poorly mixed, repetitive use of too similar shots, awkward pauses; terrible VO…ugh.

  3. That may be one of the worst trailers I’ve ever seens. Poorly mixed, repetitive use of too similar shots, awkward pauses; terrible VO…ugh.

  4. What *idiot* put Gimme Shelter in the trailer? Fucking lazy. My god, at this point, what utter tool would do that?

  5. What *idiot* put Gimme Shelter in the trailer? Fucking lazy. My god, at this point, what utter tool would do that?

  6. I asked that these trailers be removed a couple of weeks ago and most sites obliged. This trailer is not reflective of he film. It was made for the AFM market last November and was meant to be shown only to foreign buyers. The Rolling Stones music was not licensed or approved by me and therefore violates copyright law. I hate this trailer. It is a piece of shit that I had nothing to do with and is in no way reflective of the film. On that same note, the new title is NOT ‘Bagman.’ That is the title chosen, against my wishes, by the foreign seller Richard Rionda. It is a low rent trailer made with less than stellar sensibilities. Please wait for the official trailer when a reputable distributor is secured in the next two weeks. Thank you. Meanwhile, don’t watch this ‘Bagman’ trailer. It is an eyesore. Thanks.

  7. I asked that these trailers be removed a couple of weeks ago and most sites obliged. This trailer is not reflective of he film. It was made for the AFM market last November and was meant to be shown only to foreign buyers. The Rolling Stones music was not licensed or approved by me and therefore violates copyright law. I hate this trailer. It is a piece of shit that I had nothing to do with and is in no way reflective of the film. On that same note, the new title is NOT ‘Bagman.’ That is the title chosen, against my wishes, by the foreign seller Richard Rionda. It is a low rent trailer made with less than stellar sensibilities. Please wait for the official trailer when a reputable distributor is secured in the next two weeks. Thank you. Meanwhile, don’t watch this ‘Bagman’ trailer. It is an eyesore. Thanks.

  8. For my money, I like the trailer, I cannot wait to see this film and I fucking love that someone finally had the good sense to give Jon Lovitz more work. His work in “Happiness” was amazing and he’s ridiculously underused , while his more inferior SNL cast mates are making millions.

  9. For my money, I like the trailer, I cannot wait to see this film and I fucking love that someone finally had the good sense to give Jon Lovitz more work. His work in “Happiness” was amazing and he’s ridiculously underused , while his more inferior SNL cast mates are making millions.

  10. Gee, I also prefer the title “Bagman”. Mind you ,I’m a Canadian who can recall being somewhere when somebody asked about the identity of a certain gentleman. “Oh, he’s a bagman for the Liberal Party”, was the reply.I can also recall one chap being described as both a car dealer and “a bagman for the Conservatives.”

  11. Lovitz is breathtakingly good in the film. Pepper as well. If any of you guys want to come by the Aero Theater tonight in S.M. and see a screening at 7pm, I’ll get you in. Just look for me at the theater. GH

  12. Ditto on the news that isn’t the real trailer… terrible VO and cliched music choice, and the cutting looks like an HBO movie, not a theatrical release.

    Alas, I also think the story is unavoidably weak, Abramoff wasn’t as interesting as his clients. Personally, it would have been much more fun to see a Duke Cunningham movie. Jet pilot, war hero, a little crazy, those freakin’ boat parties… like Charlie Wilson’s War but without the redeeming qualities.

  13. Movie could be good, but that trailer is awful. Glad to have Hickenlooper swing by and confirm what I suspected. Fingers crossed it’ll be a good film.

  14. Agreed, crazynine, but I was going to say this trailer makes it looks like a Showtime movie… or a Starz original.

    Glad to hear this isn’t the actual trailer, because it’s terrible.

    Curious is Wells is going to print a correction…

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