Three friends (Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, and Sam Rockwell) incur the wrath of a violent L.A. gangster (Woody Harrelson) by kidnapping his prized shih tzu in this black comedy from In Bruges director Martin McDonagh. Aspiring screenwriter Marty (Farrell) has a brilliant screenplay called Seven Psychopaths floating around in his head; unfortunately he's usually to hungover to make any real progress on it. Meanwhile, Marty's best friend Billy (Rockwell) has some great ideas for the story, but he's reluctant to offer input without invitation. A down-on-his-luck actor, Billy pays his rent by running a lucrative dognapping scam with smooth-talking Hans (Walken). Just when frustrated Marty begins to fear that all of his ideas have dried up, however, Billy shows up with an adorable shih zhu swiped from a quick-tempered gangster (Harrelson), and a desperate trip into the desert finds the ideas flowing like drinks at an open bar.
Dogs -- Fiction.
Gangsters -- Fiction.
Screenwriters -- Fiction.
Blueprint Pictures, production company.
British Film Institute, production company.
Broadbent, Graham, film producer.
Burwell, Carter, composer.
CBS Films, production company.
Cornish, Abbie, 1982- actor.
Czernin, Peter, film producer.
Davis, Ben, 1961- director of photography.
Farrell, Colin, 1976- actor.
FilmFour (Firm), production company.
Gunning, Lisa, 1972- editor of moving image work.
Harrelson, Woody, actor.
McDonagh, Martin, film producer, film director, screenwriter.
Pitt, Michael, 1981- actor.
Rockwell, Sam, actor.
Stuhlbarg, Michael, actor.
Walken, Christopher, 1943- actor.