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 Boiling Point: The Story of Boiling Point (2005) See more »


Don't You Forget It
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I Just Had to Chime In....
2 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

With everyone battling each other over this movie, I just had to put my own say in it as well.

Boiling Point is a movie that I got for free on a giveaway shelf. There's a reason it was on that shelf.

Boiling Point has less action than any other Wesley Snipes movie I've ever seen. A documentary about real boiling points would've had more thrills than this wannabe actioner.

Almost nothing about this movie made me want more. Wesley Snipes put on an okay performance, but nothing more than marginal. Dennis Hopper acted weird the whole movie with over-exaggerated hand movements that made his character very off-putting. Except for a few killings, there was literally no action in this movie. The story could've been interesting, but instead it moves slow and lags at many places. The cinematography was nothing interesting, no better than any other average movie. And the script was dull and didn't move the story at all.

Overall, this movie was well beyond average, not Snipes best at all. Even The Art of War (and we all want to forget he was in that) wasn't as bad as this movie. This movie has already found its way to giveaway shelves and $.99 bins all over the country. Take that as a warning.

HandHStudios Rating: 2.5/10

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