Dead Broke (1999) - Rotten Tomatoes

Dead Broke (1999)





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The potential witnesses to a mysterious murder all become suspects when a determined detective fails to crack the case in a hard-boiled mystery directed by Edward Vilga and starring Jill Hennessy, Paul Sorvino, and John Glover. When gunshots pierce the black stillness of the night and a body plunges into the icy depths of a deserted pier, an unidentified call to 911 sets into motion a curious series of chilling events. Though a subsequent murder outside of the Polite Persistence debt collection agency adjacent to the pier leads detective Sam (John Glover) to sense a connection between the two crimes, the tight-lipped employees of the agency seem to be taking extra caution to hide something big. Someone has to hold the key to this mystery, and whether it's the mob-connected Harvey (Sorvino), agency black sheep James (Justin Theroux), short-fused Frankie (Patricia Scanlon), anal-retentive Walter (Tony Roberts) or once-shady single mom Kate (Hennessy), Sam vows to crack the tough case even if it costs him his life.


Arthur M. Jolly
as Police Diver
Isabel Keating
as Forensics Specialist
Leslie Lewis
as EMT Technician
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Critic Reviews for Dead Broke

All Critics (2)

I have to say this failed, because it squanders all the rich oddity of its premise, but that doesn't mean you'll regret watching it.

September 19, 2019 | Full Review…

This is a sharp little film, smart and funny and bitter and yes, even genuinely engaging as a mystery.

May 14, 2006 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

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