Note the wig.
Christopher Walken manages to shoehorn in... a dance sequence!
Granted, it's via a short-lived flashback, but boy oh boy does the man love to dance.
In all, THINGS TO DO IN DENVER WHEN YOU'RE DEAD is sort of a mediocre "Guys Doing a Job" crime movie, injected with 90s indie quirkiness and a slightly out-of-place existential tone. Clearly, the Weinsteins were trying to capture some Tarantino-ish lightning in a bottle once again, but it doesn't quite take. However, the Guys Doing the Job are a terrific ensemble, as Andy Garcia assembles a team that includes trailer trash William Forsythe, sporting rainbow-colored tattoos and looking like his character from STONE COLD:
Christopher Lloyd as a crabby porno theater projectionist who's always complaining about how he just "lost a toe!":
Treat Williams as a psychotic ex-boxer and current funeral home employee who trains using corpses as punching bags:
and Bill Nunn, shot from low angles like his character Radio Raheem from DO THE RIGHT THING:
Bill Nunn in Denver...
Plus, we got Fairuza Balk as a streetwalker
doing that same sassy/punk/smartass thing she does in almost every 90s movie, but that's why we love her.
And closing it out over here is Steve Buscemi as "Mister Shhh," the master hitman––
who feels more like a character from a Rodriguez film instead of this one, but I s'pose that's fine, too.
In all, a 90s curiosity that's far from essential viewing––but it does function as a tremendous repository of bizarre and brilliant acting choices.