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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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Gail Wallens
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Councilman Farris (as John Cothran Jr.)
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Wanda (as Linda Doná)
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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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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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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,831,181, 6 October 1991, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$21,760,000
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When John Lithgow enters the prison cell with Jesse Ventura, the picture on the wall is of Vincent McMahon, President of the WWE, whom Ventura worked side by side with for years, as a ringside commentator. See more »

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When Styles is looking down at Blake's body, he is hanging from a piece of the Towers' scaffolding. However, Blake had stomped on Styles' hand earlier, forcing him to fall and be suspended by his rigging. See more »

Quotes

[Nick is trying to persuade Odessa to stop dealing at the Towers]
Nick Styles: Do it for your mother.
Odessa: What about my mother, motherfucker?
Nick Styles: Your mother, nigga! The one that died of a broken heart, praying with my father every night over your sorry ass. The one that buried your kid brother without his head because they couldn't find it. Don't play me, Odessa.
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References Highlander (1986) 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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Action packed film that has Lithgow as the bad guy!
17 July 2003 | by 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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