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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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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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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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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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Trivia

In Australia for the film's theatrical run, newspaper ads declared that "Ricochet" passed the terror test that "Cape Fear" flunked. 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 »

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Earl Talbot Blake: I mean, there we were, both of us... at the beginning of our careers. Then all of a sudden, one of us... took off! Lit up the sky like a meteor. And why? Because he met the other.
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References Highlander (1986) See more »

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Automatic
Words and Music by Brock Walsh and Mark Goldenberg
Published by MCA Music Publishing, a Division of MCA Inc., Music Corporation of Amercia, Inc. and Fleedleedle Music. Rights administered by MCA Music Publishing,
a Division of MCA Inc.
Performed by The Pointer Sisters
Courtesy of RCA Record Label, a Division of BMG Music
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Action packed film that has Lithgow as the bad guy!
17 July 2003 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Ricochet is an intense movie that stars Denzel Washington,John Lithgow,and Ice-T!I really don't want to say much in case you haven't seen it. I will point out a few things though.Lithgow really steals the show here as he puts on a great performance as a very mean villain!There is one small sex scene and a little nudity in a bard but it really doesn't show it that long.The music is excellent by Alan Silvestri!I love it when the haunting music starts when Lithgow shows up in some scenes.There are some really intense moments.Jesse Ventura is in the film for a while and boy does his character look different than his others in previous movies.Washington and Ice-t were very good.Anyway it a cool film directed by Russell Mulcahy!If you haven't seen Ricochet before than now is the time to check it out!


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