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Ricochet -- An attorney is terrorized by the criminal he put away years ago when he was a cop.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Fred Dekker (story) and
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Release Date:
4 October 1991 (USA) See more »
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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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An attorney is terrorized by the criminal he put away years ago when he was a cop. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Denzel Washington in Die Hard Mode? John Lithgow as a crackling maniac? You bet. And the results fun. See more (51 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Denzel Washington ... Nick Styles

John Lithgow ... Earl Talbot Blake

Ice-T ... Odessa (as Ice T)

Kevin Pollak ... Larry Doyle

Lindsay Wagner ... DA Priscilla Brimleigh
Mary Ellen Trainor ... Gail Wallens
Josh Evans ... Kim

Victoria Dillard ... Alice

John Amos ... Reverend Styles

John Cothran ... Councilman Farris (as John Cothran Jr.)

Linda Dona ... Wanda (as Linda Doná)

Matt Landers ... Chief Floyd
Lydell M. Cheshier ... R.C.

Starletta DuPois ... Mrs. Styles

Sherman Howard ... Kiley

Viveka Davis ... Babysitter
Kimberly Natasha Ali ... Lisa Styles
Aileaha Jones ... Monica Styles

Jesse Ventura ... Chewalski

Rick Cramer ... Jesse

Miguel Sandoval ... Vaca

Carlos Lacamara ... Luis
Don Perry ... Book Man

Tom Finnegan ... Desk Sergeant
Christopher Anthony Young ... Locker Room Cop (as Christopher A. Young)
Mark Phelan ... Prison Doctor

Hugh Dane ... Prison Guard

Albie Selznick ... Blake's Lawyer
Frank Miller ... Parole Board Chairman
Betty Carvalho ... Female Board Member
Susan Campos ... Channel 6 Reporter
Leonard O. Turner ... Committee Chairman

Anita Barone ... Waitress
Joe Crummey ... Disc Jockey
Irene Cagen ... Cleaning Woman (as Irene Forrest)

Holly Kaplan ... Connie
Michele Landry ... Telethon Worker

Heidi Thomas ... Reporter

Rob Steinberg ... Reporter (as Robert M. Steinberg)
Susan Lentini ... Reporter
Cylk Cozart ... Reporter
Jim Ishida ... Reporter (as James Ishida)
Rielle Hunter ... Reporter (as Lisa Jo Hunter)
Lisa Nelson ... Reporter
Kirsten Blakemore ... Reporter
Ivan E. Roth ... City Hall Worker
John Rubinow ... ER Doctor

Tim De Zarn ... Skinhead
Charles Neville ... Odessa's Man
Quincy Adams Jr. ... Odessa's Man
Andre Dukes ... Odessa's Man

George Christy ... Talk Show Host

K. Todd Freeman ... Talk Show Guest
Marjorie Bransfield ... Secretary
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Cheung ... Drug-Dealer (uncredited)

Steven E. de Souza ... TV Reporter (uncredited)
Phil Forman ... The Camera Bug (uncredited)
Aimée Leigh ... (uncredited)

Bryan Nash ... Juggler (uncredited)

Peter Riga ... Member of News Crew at Church (uncredited)

Gary Rodriguez ... UPS Man (uncredited)

Thomas Rosales Jr. ... Drug-Dealer (uncredited)
Lisa Sanow ... Punk Rocker (uncredited)
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Directed by
Russell Mulcahy 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Fred Dekker (story) and
Menno Meyjes (story)

Steven E. de Souza (screenplay)

Produced by
James Herbert .... co-producer
Barry Josephson .... executive producer
Michael Levy .... producer
Joel Silver .... producer
Suzanne Todd .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Alan Silvestri 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Levy (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Peter Honess 
 
Casting by
Ferne Cassel  (as Fern Cassel)
Robin Lippin 
 
Production Design by
Jaymes Hinkle 
 
Art Direction by
Christiaan Wagener 
 
Set Decoration by
Richard C. Goddard  (as Richard Goddard)
Sam Gross 
 
Costume Design by
Marilyn Vance  (as Marilyn Vance-Straker)
 
Makeup Department
Paul Abascal .... hair stylist
Scott H. Eddo .... makeup artist
Greg LaCava .... additional makeup artist
Allen Payne .... hair department head
Edna Sheen .... makeup artist
Kenneth Walker .... hair stylist: Denzel Washington
Brad Wilder .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
James Herbert .... unit production manager
Richard Mirisch .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Leveen .... second assistant director
Charlie Picerni .... second unit director (as Charles Picerni)
David Sardi .... first assistant director
Daniel Silverberg .... second second assistant director (as Daniel G. Silverberg)
 
Art Department
Leonard Cross .... lead man
Joseph C. Fama .... construction coordinator (as Joe Fama)
Jim Husbands .... swing gang (as James F. Husbands)
Tom Lawson .... propmaker
Art Lipschultz .... property master
Larry McGuire .... assistant props
Eric Orbom .... set designer
Anthony Paronelli .... paint foreman
Troy Alan Peters .... assistant props (as Troy Peters)
John Root .... stand-by painter (as John L. Root)
Mike Rutgard .... set dresser
Dick Sable .... painter
John Schacht .... lead man (as John A. Schacht)
Theresa Wachter .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
David A. Arnold .... sound editor
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Beth Bergeron .... adr editor
Destiny Borden .... assistant sound editor
Destiny Borden .... sound assistant
Ed Callahan .... sound editor
Samuel C. Crutcher .... sound effects editor
Zack Davis .... sound editor
Robert Deschaine .... adr mixer (as Bob Deshaine)
Christopher Flick .... foley supervisor
Sukey Fontelieu .... sound editor
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley recordist
Laura Graham .... foley editor
Victor Grodecki .... sound editor
Kimberly Harris .... supervising adr editor (as Kimberly Harris-Rivolier)
Allen Hartz .... supervising dialogue editor
Mauriece Jacks Jr. .... cable person
Doug Kent .... sound assistant
Rick Kline .... sound re-recording mixer
Dave Kulczycki .... sound editor (as David Kulczycki)
Cliff Latimer .... adr editor
Patricio A. Libenson .... sound effects recordist (as Patricio Libenson)
Melissa Lytle .... assistant sound editor
Edward Malone .... first sound assistant
Courtenay Marvin .... apprentice sound editor
Courtenay Marvin .... assistant sound editor
Martin Maryska .... supervising sound editor
James Matheny .... sound editor (as Jim Matheny)
Bob Newlan .... sound editor
Ed Novick .... sound
Dan O'Connell .... foley artist
Kevin O'Connell .... sound re-recording mixer
Christopher O'Donnell .... boom operator
Greg Orloff .... foley mixer
Mark Pappas .... foley editor
John Rotondi .... sound engineer: Y4
Janelle Showalter .... assistant sound editor
Alicia Stevenson .... foley artist
 
Special Effects by
H. Barclay Aaris .... special effects assistant
Greg Curtis .... special effects
Al Di Sarro .... special effects technical advisor
Bob Graham .... special effects (as Robert Graham)
Robert S. Henderson .... special effects
Michael Meinardus .... special effects coordinator
George Zamora .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Beverly Bernacki .... optical supervisor
John T. Van Vliet .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Danny Aiello III .... stunts
Pete Antico .... stunts
Robert Apisa .... stunts
Bob Arnold .... stunts
Pat Banta .... stunt double
Kenny Bates .... stunts (as Ken Bates)
Sandy Berumen .... stunts
Janet Brady .... stunts
Nick Brett .... stunts
Charlie Brewer .... stunts
John Cenatiempo .... stunts
Alex Chapman .... stunts
George Cheung .... stunts
Thomas Dewier .... stunts (as Thomas Dewie)
Ousaun Elam .... stunts (as Elam Ousaun)
Kenny Endoso .... stunts
Frank Ferrara .... stunts
F. Pierre Gatling .... stunt driver
James M. Halty .... stunts (as James Halty)
Norman Howell .... stunts
Kim Robert Koscki .... stunts (as Kim Koscki)
Mike Marasco .... stunts (as Michael Marusco)
Gary Morgan .... stunts
Alan Oliney .... stunts
Noon Orsatti .... stunts
Jimmy Ortega .... stunts
Victor Paul .... stunts
Chuck Picerni Jr. .... stunts (as Charles Picerni Jr.)
Paul V. Picerni Jr. .... stunts (as Paul Picerni)
Charlie Picerni .... stunt coordinator (as Charles Picerni)
Steve Picerni .... stunts
Thomas Rosales Jr. .... stunts
John Tamburro .... helicopter stunt pilot
Tierre Turner .... stunts
Axel Wolf .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stuart Abramson .... key grip
Ron Batzdorff .... still photographer
John S. Beyers .... best boy electric
Henry Cline .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Brian Crane .... electrician
Mark Davison .... first assistant camera
Jeff Durling .... electrician
Leigh Feitelberg .... second assistant camera
Samuel Buddy Fries .... camera operator: "b" camera
David Gillespie .... second dolly grip
Bill Greenberg .... electrician
Edward A. Gutentag .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Ed Gutentag)
Brooks P. Guyer .... louma crane operator
Simon Jayes .... crane operator: Technocrane
Craig Kohtala .... best boy grip
Jack Kohtala .... grip
Mark O'Kane .... Steadicam operator
Mark O'Kane .... camera operator: "b" camera
Douglas Olivares .... assistant camera
Brian T. Pitts .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Bradford Ralston .... video assist operator (as Bradford S. Ralston)
Krishna Rao .... camera operator
Raman Rao .... gaffer
Bob Rust .... dolly grip
David Rust .... grip
Frank Tobin .... rigging gaffer
Don Hayashi .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Mark Simon .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Lisa Chadwick .... casting assistant
Gary A. Gibson .... casting assistant
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Franklyn Warren .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jacqueline G. Arthur .... assistant to costume designer
Stephanie Colin .... set costumer
Maritza Garcia-Roddy .... costume supervisor (as Maritza L. Garcia)
Frank Perry Rose .... costume supervisor
Antoinette Squeo .... costumer
Michael Voght .... set costumer: men (as Michael J. Voght)
 
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Audrey Evans .... second assistant film editor
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer
Darrell Hall .... assistant editor (as Darrell Edward Hall)
Mary E. Jochem .... first assistant editor
Omneya 'Nini' Mazen .... executive in charge of post-production
 
Music Department
Don Davis .... orchestrator
Kenneth Karman .... supervising music editor
Clayton Leander .... score recording assistant
Matt Patterson .... music recordist
William Ross .... additional orchestrator (as Bill Ross)
Dennis S. Sands .... scoring mixer (as Dennis Sands)
Kevin Sellers .... score recording assistant
Alan Silvestri .... conductor
Craig Silvey .... assistant scoring engineer
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Jacqueline Tager .... music editor
Lorren White .... score recording assistant
 
Transportation Department
Michael Avallon .... driver
Alan Falco .... transportation coordinator (as Allan Falco)
Steve Imbler .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Kathy Barnett .... assistant: Joel Silver
Michael S. Berlly .... production assistant (as Michael Berlly)
Michael Carroll .... production assistant
Lydell M. Cheshier .... production assistant (as Lydell Cheshier)
Paul Vincent Coleman .... security lead man
Jack Crain .... knife design/manufacturer
Joel Freeman .... production executive
Damian Ganczewski .... assistant production office coordinator
Alan Grabelsky .... production executive
Liz Heath .... second assistant accountant
John Himelstein .... production assistant
John Kane .... publicist
Laura Lee Kasten .... production assistant
Philip Ross Kessel .... production assistant
Guy Killum .... adr voice
George Larson .... assistant location manager
Solomon J. LeFlore .... production financing
Lydia Lipatan-Sarmiento .... first assistant accountant
George McDowell Agnew .... location manager
Alexander Reid .... production secretary
Jacobus Rose .... production executive
Ann C. Salzer .... production assistant
John Santini .... pilot
Alan Schechter .... assistant: Michael Levy
Meryle Selinger .... production accountant
Lesa Shapiro .... production assistant
Scott Sheckman .... assistant: Russell Mulcahy
Mark Suveg .... craft service (as Mark C. Suveg)
Charles A. Tamburro .... pilot (as Chuck Tamburro)
Marion Tumen .... script supervisor
Debbie Wacker .... assistant: Joel Silver
Louise Webber .... assistant: Barry Josephson
Anna Zappia .... production office coordinator
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence and sensuality, and for language and drug content
Runtime:
102 min
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Did You Know?

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:
Revealing mistakes: When Styles is playing basketball against Odessa near the beginning of the movie, you can clearly see the face of a stunt double with much darker skin, who is driving and slam-dunking the basketball rather than Denzel Washington.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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Movie Connections:
References "The Love Boat" (1977)See more »
Soundtrack:
Next 2 MeSee more »

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15 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Denzel Washington in Die Hard Mode? John Lithgow as a crackling maniac? You bet. And the results fun., 20 December 1999
Author: Alejandro Alaluf (aalaluf@ucla.edu) from L.A., USA

Remember when John Lithgow used to be menacing? Remember when he was a demented psycho in Blow Out? or the magnificent transvestite in The World According to Garp? What about when he was a demented paranoid in The Twilight Zone - The Movie? And that religious tormented Reverend in Footloose? Even De Palma's Raising Cain was good in Lithgow's gallery of freaks. Yes, John Lithgow used to be dangerous as an actor. And one of those great performances was given in this little seen thriller directed by Russell "Highlander" Mulcahy. Denzel Washington, in a full, maniacal "Die Hard" mode, is Nick Styles, a maverick cop who is framed fro murder after Blake (Lithgow, in electric psycho mode) escapes form prison seeking revenge on Styles, the man that put him on cold seven years ago. The pace is really fast, the situations are extreme and the movie even manages to include some over the top, twisted violence. Sure, it has the very same conventionalisms and clichés of every other action movie (Styles partner dies, et al), but still, Ricochet goes over the average thanks to bravura performances by the two leads and some damn fine action sequences and camerawork.

But now, Russell Mulcahy has stepped into oblivion and John Lithgow has become somber family fodder in mind numbing sitcoms about aliens and rock.

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