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Ricochet (1991)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  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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Odessa (as Ice T)
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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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Kiley
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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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Action | Crime | Thriller

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Рикошет  »

Box Office

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$21,760,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Original screenwriter Fred Dekker intended on directing the film with Kurt Russell in mind for Nick Styles until he lost interest. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[Nick Styles approaches a car driver that almost ran him down, and suddenly sees it's Blake]
Nick Styles: Jesus Christ.
Blake: Almost.
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Features White Heat (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

I Love Your Smile
Words and Music by Narada Michael Walden, Shanice (as Shanice Wilson), Sylvester Jackson,
Jarvis La Rue Baker
Published by Gratitude Sky Music (ASCAP), Shanice 4 U Music (ASCAP)
Performed by Shanice (as Shanice Wilson)
Courtesy of Motown Record Company. L.P.
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Outlandish cop thriller...
29 May 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Over-the-top vehicle for Denzel Washington, here playing policeman-turned-District Attorney who puts slimy killer John Lithgow away, but quickly becomes the psycho's main target after Lithgow escapes from prison (in what must be the most nondescript prison-breakout in movie history!). Ridiculous, sometimes enjoyable non-think entertainment doesn't take itself too seriously, and Washington is solid throughout. Lithgow appropriately hams it up, but Lindsay Wagner is wasted as a fellow D.A. Film tails off near the finish line for a formulaic climax, but otherwise isn't too bad. ** from ****


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