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
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This is one case that's going to be settled out of court.
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Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for strong violence and sensuality, and for language and drug content
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Did You Know?
worked out for three hours a day, six days a week for four months so as not to look out of shape for his shirtless scenes. See more
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
Earl Talbot Blake
I'm gonna do something far worse than kill you. I'm gonna let you live.
References Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde
Words and Music by Nile Rodgers
, Bernard Edwards
Published by Tommy Jymi Music, Inc.
Admin. by Warner-Tamerlane Music (BMI), Bernard Edward Productions (Admin. by WB Music Corp.) (ASCAP)
Performed by Chic
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