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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 All (66) »

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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

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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:

Harhaluoti  »

Box Office

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$21,760,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The fight scene in the prison cafeteria between John Lithgow and Jesse Ventura recreates the final duel from Russell Mulcahy's earlier film Highlander (1986). There are multiple visual references, including the use of swords, the foley effects, the back-lit windows, and the camera angles, including the famous tracking shot of the camera rolling along the floor. See more »

Goofs

When Styles is getting dressed in the locker room and stands up when the woman comes in the room you can clearly see that Washington is wearing a "modesty pouch". See more »

Quotes

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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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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