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Out for Justice (1991)

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Brooklyn cop Gino Felino is about to go outside and play catch with his son Tony when he receives a phone call alerting him that his best friend Bobby Lupo has been shot dead in broad ... See full summary »

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Bobby Arms
Nick Corello ...
Joey Dogs (as Nicky Corello)
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Bochi (as Robert Lasardo)
John Toles-Bey ...
King
Joe Spataro ...
Det. Bobby Lupo
Ron Brumbelow ...
Cop
Jack Cipolla ...
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Brooklyn cop Gino Felino is about to go outside and play catch with his son Tony when he receives a phone call alerting him that his best friend Bobby Lupo has been shot dead in broad daylight on 18th Avenue in front of his wife Laurie Lupo and his two kids by drug kingpin Richie Madano, who has been Gino and Bobby's enemy since childhood. As Gino is hunting Madano down, Gino discovers the motive behind Bobby's murder. This is when Gino's hunt for Madano leads to the showdown of a lifetime. Written by Todd Baldridge <sandib@eastky.com>

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He's a cop. It's a dirty job... but somebody's got to take out the garbage. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence and language, and for sensuality and drug use | See all certifications »

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12 April 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Price of Our Blood  »

Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$39,673,161 (USA)
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Trivia

Movie was originally much longer and it included more plot and characters. Steven Seagal cut some of William Forsythe scenes because he felt that Forsythe was upstaging him. Also, editor Michael Eliot re-edited original cut of the movie. He did same job with some other Warner Bros movies. Some scenes were deleted and some others were cut for pacing, this is why there are two montage scenes with no dialogue in the movie. Re-editing also caused some minor continuity mistakes. See more »

Goofs

When Gino confronts Ritchie's dad in his own home, he looks down at the floor to make sure he hits his (very visible) mark. See more »

Quotes

[after breaking up a fight]
Detective Gino Felino NYPD: You talking to me, man?
Vermeer: Who the fuck you think you are, huh?
Detective Gino Felino NYPD: You like to beat up on fuckin' women, is that it? Beat up on me asshole.
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: City Limits (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Temptation
Written by Todd Smallwood and Tom Whitlock
Produced by David Michael Frank and Robert Jason
Performed by Teresa James (as Teresa Belmont James)
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"I know the neighbourhood better than anyone else"
14 August 2010 | by (the Mad Hatter's tea party.) – See all my reviews

Now this is action! Out for justice is more like out for revenge on home turf. Bloody, gritty, relentless, pulpy and whispering Steven Seagal (…at his concise best). Nice, but making it work is that action maestro John Flynn is at the helm where he makes great use of the authentic Brooklyn backdrop and implements some cracking in-your-face set-pieces of Seagal harassing, causing a mess (that's property damage) and then effortlessly busting body parts. Oh it's a great sound! He even manages a few amusing wisecracks or so, although I could have heard less of his character's moving childhood stories with some sort of philosophical message, but we're just seeing the sincere reflective side of the man. Even taking time out to look after a dumped puppy, while after an elusive criminal (that he knew through childhood) that's roaming Brooklyn and who brutally killed his partner / friend in cold-blood. I guess this is to counter balance the violence… and there's a lot of it. However Seagal is overshadowed by William Forsythe's dominating, hot-headed and vicious drug fuelled gangster. Definitely one of the most insane villains put on screen and Forsythe milks out every opportunity to display it. When these two characters finally come to blows, it doesn't disappoint. Director John Flynn keeps it lean, mean and quite explosive in a familiar but well done manner, as he knows when to up the ante and to let it settle. The music soundtrack was the only thing I found to get in the way at times, trying to be hip in its flavour. The rest of the cast is reasonably good with the likes of Jerry Orbach, Gina Gershon and Julianna Margulies showing up. An entertainingly unapologetic action joint


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