Chain of Fools (2000)

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Salma Hayek plays an avid detective assigned to the heist of a batch of precious coins that end up in the hands of a suicidal barber.




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  • Steve Zahn in Chain of Fools (2000)
  • Elijah Wood and Michael Rapaport in Chain of Fools (2000)
  • Salma Hayek and Steve Zahn in Chain of Fools (2000)
  • Elijah Wood in Chain of Fools (2000)
  • Salma Hayek stars as Sgt. Meredith Kolko

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4 March 2001 | Gunner auf Sexgod
| Traktor's first movie - man, what a good way to become immortal
The movie opens on March 9 in Sweden. The team behind the movie, Traktor, are Swedish and therefore the world premiere is in Sweden. The celebrity premiere, yes there are such in Sweden too, was tonight at 7PM, and Traktor was presenting the movie. Jeff Goldblum should have been at the gala, but had to be in NYC to shoot a new film. He said hello in a very special way, with a short recording just for the gala audience, where he was doing jokes, singing "drinking songs" and wishing he had some Swedish Herring.

Chain of Fools is Traktor's first movie. They have done tons of commercials, but never a movie. Chain of Fools is their first stab at the silver screen - and man, what a good way to become immortal.

Steve Zahn is down on his luck, well, a loser. He is doing nothing, just being a loser... but by accident he get into both this and that. The movie is smart and moves from one thing to another and back again. The way the story is described and played in the movie, is similar to "Pulp Fiction", "O'Brother", "Numbers" and "True Romance". It's a blend, but you will feel right at home if you enjoyed those flicks. A dark, whacky and sarcastic humor poors out of the film.

Bottom line, I highly recommend this movie if you are into the earlier mentioned - even though the concept doesn't feel as fresh any more.

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When Mikey (Elijah Wood) is about to shoot Bollingsworth (Tom Wilkinson), he points a Walther P99 pistol at him. The pistol is, however, not cocked as revealed by the absence of the bright red "cocked" indicator below the rear sights. This would make it impossible for the weapon to fire. (This may have been an intentional precaution by the filmmakers as the weapon has no safety switch.)


Down to This
Written by
Mike Doughty (as Michael Doughty), Mark De Gli Antoni (as Mark Degliantoni), Yuval Gabay (as Yuval Gabag), Sebastian Steinberg, Lew Brown, Charles Tobias, Sam H. Stept, Toots Hibbert (as Frederick Hibbert), Howlin' Wolf (as C. Burnett)
Performed by Soul Coughing
Courtesy of Slash Records / Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
(contains the following samples:
"Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree"
Written by Lew Brown, Sam H. Stept, Charles Tobias
Performed by The Andrews Sisters
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
"Time Tough"
Written by Toots Hibbert (as C. Burnett)
Performed by Toots & The Maytals
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
"Smokestack Lightnin'"
Written by Howlin' Wolf (as Frederick Hibbert)
Performed by Howlin' Wolf
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises)


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Comedy | Crime

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