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Truman, a Chicago cop, sets out to find the killer of his brother. Meanwhile, another of his brothers, Briar (a hillbilly) decides to find the killer himself.

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Briar Gates
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Joey Rosselini
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Jessie Gates
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John Isabella
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Gerald Gates
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Lawrence Isabella
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Harold
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Willy Simpson
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Tony Antonelli
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Truman, a Chicago cop, sets out to find the killer of his brother. Meanwhile, another of his brothers, Briar (a hillbilly) decides to find the killer himself. Written by Rob Hartill

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An Eye For An Eye, A Tooth For A Tooth See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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20 October 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ruf nach Vergeltung  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$15,942,628 (USA)
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No-nonsense Chicago PD detective Truman Gates (Patrick Swayze) is a particularly well-heeled policeman carrying both a nickel plated Beretta 92F 9mm automatic in a shoulder holster and a snub nosed Smith and Wesson model 19 .357 magnum revolver on his right hip. Presumably, the revolver is his backup weapon as he uses the Beretta almost exclusively. See more »

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Near the beginning of the film, when Gerald and his pal are driving their van, it is obvious in some of the frontal views that there is no glass in the vehicle's windshield. See more »

Quotes

Briar Gates: I should have waited for you. We could have whooped 'em together.
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References Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967) See more »

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Straight and Narrow
Written and Performed by Ricky Skaggs
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Pure Drek!
15 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The acting is fine. The cast is great. The script is lame, lame, lame. And did say it was lame? If the writers could exploit any ethnic stereotype in shameless fashion, they did. This story about culture clash and crime could have been told intelligently without resorting to over-the-top, sniggering, Hollywood-style bigotry. How could anybody take seriously a crime drama where two of the young mafia types' last names are Isabella and Rosselini? The only thing worthwhile to me was looking at all the Chicago exteriors and spotting the errors in geography.

It is kind of fun to see a young Ben Stiller as a baby mafioso. I am relieved that this movie didn't wreck Adam Baldwin's or Liam Neeson's careers.


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