Urban Relics (1998)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Comedy  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Bostonian Roger Saquet made his directorial debut with this low-budget crime comedy about small-time Boston hustlers and gangsters. Middle-aged bookie Charlie (Richard Romanus of Mean Streets), planning spy activities via a "Surveillance Channel," has a rug damaged by the painters. When his wife Nikki (Terry Donohoe) expresses dismay, he hires pal Tommy (Frank Sivero of Goodfellas) to steal a new rug. However, when Tommy profits from the situation, Charlie gets so angry he brings in his cousin Louie the Klutz (Richard Donelly) to have Tommy gunned down -- but events conspire to make Charlie the leading suspect. The color film features a black-and-white boxing sequence. Premiered in the filmmaker's suburban Boston hometown of Belmont.



Low Budget