Eddie, a Chicago cop on the edge, goes undercover as hitman. A man and a mysterious woman want him to kill a merciless New Orleans criminal kingpin. The sting goes sour and Eddie's partner is killed. All Eddie wants now is revenge.

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Maverick Chicago cop Eddie Jillette poses as a hit man to meet with someone in from New Orleans looking to have a job done. The result is that both the guy and Jillette's partner wind up very dead, while a stunning blonde in on the setup disappears. He heads south to settle the score and soon finds himself being hunted, with the girl in tow and the local police anything but happy. New Orleans may never be the same again. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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When passion and hatred know no limits, expect no mercy.


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$12,303,904 (USA)
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Producer D. Constantine Conte once suggested a reason for star Richard Gere's enthusiasm for the project: "I hope I'm not giving anything away, but Richard is a major John Garfield fan, and Eddie [Jillette] is in many ways a contemporary version of the kind of character Garfield often played in the 1940s". See more »

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When Eddie and Michel are taking a shower in the shack, there's big smudge of dirt on Michel's face whenever the camera is close to her face. When the camera cuts wider to show Eddie as well, suddenly the smudge disappears. Then it reappears again. See more »

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Eddie Jillette: [to Michel] Every hooker's got a hard luck story.
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Why Ratings So Low?
30 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is not one of my top 10 films of all times, but it is a solid genre piece with some interesting variations and local color.

After Katrina, a film about New Orleans has a special interest that adds a certain sauce.

If there are any weaknesses, some of Bassinger's line deliveries are a bit weak. Otherwise, superb acting all around. I have always thought Gere was something of a lightweight, but very solid work here.

Unlike many films, they get the weapons handling VERY right.

I am a bit confused as to why this film has been rated so low on average. I have the video, and watch it about once a year.


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