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Gideon rules the down and dirty side of town. From the docks where he runs an export business in stolen cars, to the heavy metal club where he can turn a little extra cash on hot women and cool drugs. Everyone loves Gideon, especially his posse of desirable women, everyone except the corpses he leaves behind and the cops who clean up after him. But now there's a new cop on Gideon's back, Mickey Flannery, and he's fighting mad. Written by
I always had a soft spot for anything starring Alyssa Milano and Judd Nelson was another interesting inclusion. As for the film itself did I mention Alyssa Milano was in it. Yep I'm really clutching at straws. Actually it's not that bad. Well the smoking hot Milano might be in it, but she doesn't get much screen credit. Rats! Anyway 'Conflict of Interest' is a routine b-grade crime picture that stays in first gear for most part, and unsuccessfully tries to milk out its neon lighting and heavy metal scene. Even with its admirable pacing and stylishly slick look for such a budget, the direction is too pedestrian and the script is torpidly delivered. The action is productively executed, but not all that exciting or explosive. The story formulates the usual dramatics of a police detective, Mickey Flannery who's police badge was stripped off him for killing his wife's murderer. We move seven years into the present where he's accepted back into the force and he'll see his son for the first time since his wife was murdered. However his rebellious punk son is connected to a murder in the sordidly kinky metal music underworld. Trying to prove his son's innocence he goes on a mission to prove the club owner Gideon is behind it all, and this means that he could lose his badge again. I would've like it more it didn't come across as forced and manipulative, and some of those occurrences are too elaborately planned that it leaves it being silly and daft. Thrown in for good measure is a dose of nudity and sex. Christopher McDonald gives a variable performance in the lead role and Nelson's smooth, eye-liner wearing badass villain was rather rib-tickling. And that wasn't intentional either. Milano is wasted, Zia Harris is fair and the beautiful Dey Young comes up solid. There's also some good support by veterans Lee de Broux and Harrison Page. Not a bad film, but not particularly a memorable one either.
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