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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)
Bobby Hosea ...


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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In an earlier draft of the script, the Ronnie character got his just desserts when he is thrown from the roof of a penthouse by Mercer. This ending was never used. 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 »


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Standard cop thriller with tension, thrills, and violence
9 June 2008 | by See all my reviews

The film begins with Red Diamond, an ex-con(Dennis Hooper),recently freed from jail . He along with Ronnie(Viggo Mortensen), his pal from prison, undergo a new business, an operation about money forgery. But the issue go wrong and Ronnie murders an undercover agent. His partner a two-fisted named Jimmy Mercer(Wesley Snipes) together with another policemen(Dan Hedaya) swear discover the killer. Meanwhile, Red Diamond deals with mobster(Tony Lo Bianco) whom he owes some money. The story continues the trail some people after another attempting to get close over tracks of Red and Ronnie and there relationships with girlfriends(Valerie Perrine, Christine Elise) and lovers(Lolita Davidovich).

The picture contains action, suspense, several shootouts, bloody killings and lots of violence. It's exciting and tense, at time no too much interesting cop thriller. The story is plenty of firepower, intrigue, action packed and good performances. Wesley Snipes is fine as tough cop and excellent Dennis Hooper as likable delinquent and Viggo Mortensen as cold killer.Magnificent secondary cast with a plethora of known actors, such as Seymour Cassel, Tony Lo Bianco,James Tolkan, Jonathan Banks, Paul Gleason, among others. Atmospheric musical score made by means of synthesizer and fitting to action by John DÁndrea and Cory Lerios. The motion picture is written and directed by James B Harris. He's a notorious producer, he produced Stanley Kubrick's three awesome films(The killing, Paths of glory and Lolita)and occasionally director of thrillers(Cop, Fast walking)and another genres(Bedford incident). Rating : Acceptable and passable. The movie will like to Wesley Snipes fans and thriller buffs.

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