Boiling Point (I) (1993)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  16 April 1993 (USA)
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A pair of sociopath killers take on the police and the mob in order to make one last big score.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vikki Dunbar
Virgil Leach
Max Waxman
Tony Dio
Transaction Man
Stephanie Williams ...
Sally Mercer (as Stephanie E. Williams)


Red is an aging scam-artist who's just been released from prison together with Ronnie, a young and not-so-bright hoodlum who is easily manipulated. Their new business is to organize fake-money sales and then kill the buyer to take his money; but when Ronnie kills an undercover secret service agent, his partner Jimmy Mercer vows revenge and is given one week to catch the killers before being transferred. Written by Giancarlo Cairella <>

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He's a cop who reached the Boiling Point

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 April 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Money Men  »

Box Office


$9,000,000 (estimated)


$10,058,318 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Max Waxman, the character played by Jonathan Banks was also present in To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) played by Christopher Allport. Both films are adaptations from Gerald Petievich's novels. See more »


When the junkie girl blows up the house with built up gas from the stove, there is a flame showing lit in blue on one of the stove burners before she strikes the lighter; there would be no gas built up in the house... There would be no explosion. See more »


Tony Dio: Fuck you!
[Ronnie shoots him]
Rudolph 'Red' Diamond: Fuck me?
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: The Best of David Spade (2005) See more »


Money Men Blues
Written and Produced by Mitchell Marcoulier
Performed by Sweat Pea Atkinson
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It's Not That Bad
4 January 2005 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

I'm slightly puzzled as to some of the harsher comments featuring BOILING POINT . I will confess that it's not a thriller classic but I will defend it against the accusation that it's a terrible movie Red ( Dennis Hopper ) is released from prison and owes some mafia types money and so is given a seven day ultimatum . Jimmy ( Wesley Snipes - And no early 90s urban thriller is complete without Wesley Snipes )loses a friend in the course of duty and the audience instantly know that these two unconnected characters will tie in with the plot somehow - And they do in a script that while not being the most tightly plotted screenplay you will ever see since there's a few too many characters involved is at least undemanding and easy to follow .

On the style front it's not exactly in the same league as HEAT but probably contains more substance than an episode of MAIMI VICE while we also get to see an early supporting role from Viggo Mortenson . I rate BOILING POINT six out of ten

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