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
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This is one case that's going to be settled out of court.
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Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for strong violence and sensuality, and for language and drug content
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Did You Know?
According to a foreign interview director Mulcahy gave, a scene where Denzel is physically abused by Lithgow until he pukes was cut from the movie, after preview audience reacted very negatively to watching a white man torture a black man. See more
When the lead characters arm wrestle their hands are not in the correct positions - fingers wrap around the lower thumb, not the opponents palm. See more
[after taking a female hostage
Earl Talbot Blake
Pork, back off or else she's gonna need a paper bag over her head when her boyfriend fucks what's left of her!
References Gilligan's Island
Words and Music by Nile Rodgers
, Bernard Edwards
Published by Tommy Jymi Music, Inc.
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