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The Knife (1991)
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An American photographer in Rio de Janeiro becomes involved in the world of "knife culture" when he sets out to find the killer of one of his models.

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Peter Mandrake
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Hermes (as Tcheky Karyo)
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Mariet
Raul Cortez ...
Lima Prado
Giulia Gam ...
Gisela
Paulo José ...
Detective
Eduardo Conde ...
Roberto Mitry
René Ruiz ...
José Zakkai - Iron Nose (as Rene Ruiz)
Tonico Pereira ...
Rafael
Miguel Ángel Fuentes ...
Camilo Fuentes (as Miguel Angel Fuentes)
Cássia Kis Magro ...
Mercedes (as Cassia Kiss)
Iza Do Eirado ...
Zélia
Tony Tornado ...
Iron Nose's Bodyguard
Eduardo Waddington ...
Knife Dealer
Alvaro Freire ...
Evilásio - Mitry's Butler (as Álvaro Freire)
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An American photographer in Rio de Janeiro becomes involved in the world of "knife culture" when he sets out to find the killer of one of his models. Written by Cornel Ormsby <LionInOil@aol.com>

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Rated R for strong graphic violence, and for language and sensuality. | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 November 1992 (Japan)  »

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$356,825 (USA)
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Trivia

Feature directorial debut for documentary filmmaker Walter Salles Jr. See more »

Goofs

The knife dealer says the Applegate-Fairbairn knife is used by British commandos. Actually the knife is a redesign of the Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife that was widely used in WWII, the Applegate-Fairbairn wasn't issued to any armed forces to this day. See more »

Quotes

Hermes, the Knife Master: Drop your concentration and you're dead!
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I've Got A Kick Out Of You
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Not Bad
17 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is a well made, low key thriller about knife fighters in Rio. Peter Coyote gives one of his best performances. The only quibble I had with the film is that I wanted to see A WHOLE LOT MORE KNIFE FIGHTING!

After all that great, cool set up and the main character undergoing the Art of Knife Fighting training. I was a bit disappointed we didn't get many more knife fights. This could have been the ultimate knife fighting movie. Still, it's good. But when during the final fight sequence I wanted something more spectacular, blood spraying to the heavens like the end of Kurosawa's Sanjuro. And after seeing the extraordinary knife fighting sequence in Kill Bill I was expecting a little more.


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