A vietnam vet (Tommy Lee Jones) takes forceful control of Central Park to remember those who served and died in the Vietnam War.

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Mitch
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Valery
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Eubanks
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Commissioner Keller
Peter Dvorsky ...
Dix
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Mike
Gale Garnett ...
Rachel
Denis Simpson ...
Richie
Reg Dreger ...
Commander Curran
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Captain Juliano
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Santini
Dennis O'Connor ...
Sergeant Duffy
Tom Harvey ...
General Bryant
R.D. Reid ...
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George Bloomfield ...
Dr. Mueller
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A vietnam vet (Tommy Lee Jones) takes forceful control of Central Park to remember those who served and died in the Vietnam War.

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6 October 1985 (USA)  »

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Asedio en Central Park  »

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CAD 4,500,000 (estimated)
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Despite all the violence depicted in this movie, only three people actually die. Two by gunfire, one by suicide. See more »

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After arriving on the scene, Eubanks enters the police trailer with his hat in his hand. Switching to the interior of the trailer, Eubanks enters wearing his hat, removing it as he greets the commissioner. See more »

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[after Valery is shot]
Mitch: You ignorant mother fuckers have just shot an innocent photojournalist here! A female...
[Mitch is cut off by a burst of gunfire]
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Modern day revenge movie
17 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tommy Lee Jones, in an updated version of Taxi Driver, plays a disillusioned, disenchanted Vietnam Vet who only truly feels at home while on patrol. He takes over Central Park in downtown New York City in a believable scenario; seeking control, and seeking recognition, he dominates the city by shutting down the Park.

Jones becomes the indigenous guerrilla, the one who controls the fight by setting the scene and drawing the inept Police into his traps. An excellent movie, ahead of its time, imagine a very human Rambo in downtown New York. The movie does not have a neat ending, like Taxi Driver or even Dog Day afternoon. Instead, it ends as you might like it too.


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