• Publication date: August 1, 2010

A good-natured mafia don befriends a sensitive police officer Mad Dog & Glory: Three quirky personalities intersect

Police officer Wayne Dobie has ironically been dubbed �Mad Dog� by his colleagues. In all his time on the force, he has never had to draw his gun. Instead, he shows up after the action is long over and shoots photos of the crime scene. Approaching retirement, the meek and middle-aged man is also something of a frustrated artist�he takes his photos very seriously�but he isn�t the type to actually pursue his personal interests.

Police officer Wayne Dobie has ironically been dubbed �Mad Dog� by his colleagues. In all his time on the force, he has never had to draw his gun. Instead, he shows up after the action is long over and shoots photos of the crime scene. Approaching retirement, the meek and middle-aged man is also something of a frustrated artist�he takes his photos very seriously�but he isn�t the type to actually pursue his personal interests.

One day, Wayne finds himself in the midst of a convenience store robbery. His accidental presence alarms the crook, and Wayne inadvertently saves the life of mob boss Frank Milo.

A sort of Don King-like figure, the affable and talkative Milo actually owns�and performs at�his own personal comedy club, and employs a lot of high-flown language. Feeling indebted to Officer Dobie, Frank offers the �personal services� of his associate, Glory. While their interactions are awkward at first, eventually Mad Dog and Glory develop a closer relationship, and she never bothers to come back to Frank�a little development that doesn�t sit too well with the mafia boss.

This unnoticed cinematic gem was passed over at the Cannes Film Festival in 1993, but it found plenty of support from critics. In particular, Todd McCarthy of Variety called it a �pleasurably offbeat picture that manages the rare trick of being both charming and edgy.� He went on to observe that the film �represents a refreshing, unexpected change of pace for all the major talents concerned.�

Showing On: MBC MAX

Year: 1993

Duration: 97 minutes

Genre: Comedy/Drama

Starring:

Robert De Niro

Uma Thurman

Bill Murray

David Caruso

Kathy Baker

Director: John McNaughton

Rating: Rated R for sexuality, explicit language, violence, and drug content.