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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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Councilman Farris (as John Cothran Jr.)
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Wanda (as Linda Doná)
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R.C.
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Mrs. Styles
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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When John Lithgow enters the Prison Cell with Jesse Ventura (WWF) the picture on the wall is of Vincent McMahon President of the WWF who Ventura worked side by side with for years as a ringside commentator. 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

Nick Styles: What the fuck is wrong with all y'all? Selling drugs to each other, 'cause ya damn sure ain't selling them in Beverly Hills. Killing yourselves, and for what? Make ya feel like a man? Or does it make ya dick hard? Punk motherfuckers.
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References Die Hard (1988) See more »

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Oh Freedom
Performed by The Saint John's Methodist Church Gospel Choir
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User Reviews

awesome
12 March 2001 | by (Richardson, TX) – See all my reviews

This movie rocks! The double cat-and-mouse game played by Washington and Lithgow works. If you are looking for an action movie that provides plenty of thrills, conflicts, drama, chases, and breathtaking suspenses and actually has a PLOT, then this film is for you.

Washington and Lithgow are both first rate, as always, and this movie does not disappoint. Watch it!

*** out of ****


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