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Ricochet (1991)

A District 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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DA Priscilla Brimleigh
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Josh Evans ...
Kim
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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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Chief Floyd
Lydell M. Cheshier ...
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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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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4 October 1991 (USA)  »

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Рикошет  »

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$21,760,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The date on the camcorder time index (when Styles arrested Blake) reveals the year to be 1983. Which means by the end of the film (1991) - the incarceration, escape, and Styles' children growing older; 7 and a half years roughly passed. See more »

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When Earl Talbot Blake is in the prison infirmary watching a video of Nick Styles about to initiate an arrest on a Drug Deal, the date on-screen says "11.Sept.1985". The voice-over narrator states, Nick Styles arrested Blake "Two Years Ago". There is a banner at the beginning of the Carnival Scene that Blake and Styles first meet, that has "1984" on it, which contradicts what the announces stated. See more »

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Earl Talbot Blake: What the fuck is going on?
Kim: It's Styles. His friends grabbed me and dragged me here.
Earl Talbot Blake: That's impossible!
Kim: Well, I saw him.
Earl Talbot Blake: I killed his life, and he killed himself. You're lying!
Kim: Lying? You stupid, macho fuck! I can't believe this! I can't believe that I've been kissing your ass all these fucking years, and you're such a shithead! You didn't kill his life, and you didn't fuck his mind. You know what you did? You pissed him off. You really fucking pissed him off, and now you're fucked!
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References Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde (1976) See more »

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Ricochet
Written and Performed by Ice-T (as Ice T)
Used Courtesy of Warner Special Products/Sire Records
Copyright © 1991 Rhyme Syndicate Music (ASCAP)
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Denzel, must you?
30 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is just one of those average Die Hard spin offs that in most cases I try to avoid. John Lithgow is pretty convincing as a stark raving mad inmate, but to many aspects of this movie fall flat on its face. Some of this stuff is just to far fetched for me to buy into. Do men in prison really dress themselves up in ghetto armor and masquerade around the lunch hall with swords and battle to the death? Do juries really buy into bashing the defense attorney personally, and do they allow DAs to jump around the courtroom waving his hands in the air like a madman and screaming like a girl? Is it possible to goto a parole hearing, tell a man on the parole board you are going to have sex with his wife and his daughter AND HIS DOG, and then have 3 prisoners just magically bust up in there with power drills and electric saws (with no plug-in around) and kill everybody, then make an escape on a van filled with books for sale? I mean cmon when do you want me to stop? I am able to suspend disbelief for a film in many cases, but then there is this fine line between entertaining and just plain ridiculous. The only reason this movie gets a 4 is because the acting was exceptional. Btw, drug me up on heroin and cocaine and I bet you still can't convince me to have sex with someone I don't want to, even if she is a white hooker with CLAP. 4/10


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