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Ricochet (1991)

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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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Odessa (as Ice T)
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Larry Doyle
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Alice
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Reverend Styles
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Wanda (as Linda Doná)
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R.C.
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Kiley
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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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prison | drugs | revenge | murder | lawyer | See more »

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This is one case that's going to be settled out of court. See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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4 October 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Harhaluoti  »

Box Office

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$21,760,000 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[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!
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References Gilligan's Island (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Chic Mystique
Words and Music by Nile Rodgers, Bernard Edwards and Princessa
Published by Tommy Jymi Music, Inc.
Admin. by Warner-Tamerlane Music (BMI), Bernard Edward Productions (Admin. by WB Music Corp.) (ASCAP)
Performed by Chic
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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