Three wannabe sons of mobsters go to a remote town in the Midwest, and get themselves into more trouble than anyone could anticipate. Kevin Gage plays the rural town’s tough guy, Gordie Brucker. He is unwittingly led into a fight with the visiting Taylor Reese (Vin Diesel) in order to send a message to the town.
In the directors’ commentary, filmmaker Brian Koppleman discusses why they cast Kevin Gage in Knockaround Guys. “[Gage] is one of the best character actors alive.” Listen to Brian’s delightful impersonation of Kevin answering their call:
Gordie is a bully, strutting and crowing until he realizes who he’s up against. As this clip shows, his attempt to back down gracefully doesn’t work out very well.