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Ricochet (1991)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  4 October 1991 (USA)
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An attorney is terrorized by the criminal he put away years ago when he was a cop.

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Storyline

In this action thriller, Denzel Washington plays Nick Styles, the assistant district attorney of L.A. The film opens in his early days as a cop on the L.A.P.D. During a carnival, master criminal Earl Talbot Blake creates a scene after a botched drug deal. Styles and Blake confront each other, during which Blake is wounded by Styles and later sent to prison. Seven years later, Blake escapes from prison during a parole board hearing to carry out his revenge against Styles, and what follows is a violent series of events that destroys Styles' career. This sets the stage for one last bloody duel between Styles and Blake. Written by Stephen Currence <billyc@erols.com>

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He's a cop accused of murder. And the only man who knows he's innocent is the killer who framed him. See more »


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

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$21,760,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The fight scene in the prison cafeteria between John Lithgow and Jesse Ventura recreates the final duel from Russell Mulcahy's earlier film Highlander (1986). There are multiple visual references, including the use of swords, the foley effects, the back-lit windows, and the camera angles, including the famous tracking shot of the camera rolling along the floor. See more »

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As street cops, Styles and his partner are walking a beat at the carnival without their uniform hats, which are required whenever an officer is outdoors. See more »

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Bookstore owner: You're the D.A.!
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Way, Way, WAY over the top
16 June 2005 | by (Canton, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Don't get me wrong, I like Denzel Washington. I like John Lithgow. I just don't like them together in this movie! Too many implausible situations for me to believe anything like these events could actually happen in real life even though yea, I know, it's ONLY a movie. No real character development, just a lot of action, sex, violence. And we're supposed to believe Denzel, as the cop, paid his way through law school?? One scene towards the end was right out of "White Heat". I'm sure they weren't paying homage to that excellent James Cagney movie, the director probably just ran out of ideas. Watch once if you feel the need and forget about it.........or watch Philadelphia instead.


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