Bobby G. Can't Swim: A Story from Hell's Kitchen


1h 25m 1999

Brief Synopsis

Bobby G. is a small-time Hell's Kitchen coke dealer with a big heart. He spends his days with his low-life but likeable neighborhood friends trying to evade a pair of undercover cops out to nail him. When a rich yuppie approaches him to buy a kilo of cocaine, Bobby decides to make this one last big

Film Details

Also Known As
Bobby G Can't Swim, Bobby G. Can's Swim
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
Gabriel Film Group
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m

Synopsis

Bobby G. is a small-time Hell's Kitchen coke dealer with a big heart. He spends his days with his low-life but likeable neighborhood friends trying to evade a pair of undercover cops out to nail him. When a rich yuppie approaches him to buy a kilo of cocaine, Bobby decides to make this one last big score and retire from the business in style. However, when the buyer turns skittish and Bobby lays out the drugs before getting the money, what he thought was the deal of a lifetime turns into a slow-brewing nightmare with seemingly no way out.

Film Details

Also Known As
Bobby G Can't Swim, Bobby G. Can's Swim
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
Gabriel Film Group
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of Best Narrative Feature at the 2000 Florida Film Festival.

Winner of the New Directions Prize and Best New Director at the 1999 AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival.

Winner of the New Director Award and the New Directions prize at the 1999 AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival.

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States June 2000

Released in United States March 1999

Released in United States November 14, 2003

Released in United States October 1999

Released in United States on Video October 4, 2005

Released in United States Summer June 21, 2002

Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, California February 23 - March 1, 2000.

Shown at Florida Film Festival (in competition) June 8-19, 2000.

Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival October 20-24, 1999.

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 4-14, 1999.

Feature directorial debut for John-Luke Montias, who studied drama at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, California February 23 - March 1, 2000.)

Released in United States March 1999 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 4-14, 1999.)

Released in United States June 2000 (Shown at Florida Film Festival (in competition) June 8-19, 2000.)

Released in United States Summer June 21, 2002

Released in United States October 1999 (Shown at American Film Institute (AFI) Los Angeles International Film Festival (New Directions) October 21-29, 1999.)

Released in United States October 1999 (Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival October 20-24, 1999.)

Released in United States on Video October 4, 2005

Released in United States November 14, 2003 (Los Angeles)