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Parker Kane (1990)

A cop turned investigator investigates a friend's death and uncovers a plot involving illegal toxic waste dumping.

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Jack Moody
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The Cook
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Cindy Ellis
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Cartier
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Kid Lightning
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Morris
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Jesse
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Chuck Dumby
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Sarah Taylor
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Bartender
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Parker Kane (Jeff Fahey) is a former Police Detective turned Private Investigator. When close friend Joey (David Cureso) is murdered, leaving behind a briefcase full of money, Kane sets out to find out who was responsible. The trail of clues leads to a major scam involving illegal dumping of toxic waste. Written by Matt <matt@measham.force9.net>

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5 August 1990 (USA)  »

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Parker Kane - Die Gewalt im Nacken  »

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Parker Kane: [to a bad guy who has just emptied a clip of bullets into a wall] You got something against drywall?
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Out of Limits
Written by Michael Z. Gordon
Performed by The Marketts
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Utterly boring formula flick
23 March 2000 | by (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

The perfect 6 step recipe for a boring middle of the road movie:

1. Take one burnt-out, rogue ex-cop with a bad attitude, yet a sensitive touch as well (closet concert pianist with a pet cat);

2. Add some "cool" retro gadgets like a beat-up Porsche 356, a roaring bike, a heavily patched leather jacket and a pair of cowboy boots with holes in the soles;

3. Mix in a couple of "free-spirit" locations e.g. a trendy sea-side apartment and a dedicated diner booth for an office;

4. Spice it up with "deep" socio-romantic themes such as a post-divorce-traumatized-but-finally-remarrying-ex-wife, a secretly-admiring-and-therefore-forgiving-waitress, a pair-of-former-colleague-cops-only-one-of-whom-is-really-a-complete-jerk and a best-buddy-getting-iced-over-a-suitcase-full-of-illegal-$$$;

5. Let it simmer for about 90 minutes in a "fast-paced" though not necessarily logical or internally consistent sequence of mediocre action scenes, cheap tender moments and sluggish wise-cracks;

6. Serve with either a comfortable pillow to sleep straight through it all or something a bit more interesting (don't worry: even the yellow pages will do!).


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