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Coming from a police family, Tom Hardy ends up fighting his uncle after the murder of his father. Tom believes the killer is another cop, and goes on the record with his allegations. Demoted then to river duty, the killer taunts Tom.

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A serial killer is back in Pittsburgh to torment the former homicide detective who was on his trail years before. Tom Hardy, who has been relegated to water-way duty, along with new partner Jo Christman, navigate the three rivers looking for clues and discovering bodies. This time the victims are women Tom knows, he must find the killer to prove his innocence. Written by FMJ_Joker

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Loyalty above all else, except honour. See more »


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Rated R for violence, strong language and a sex scene | See all certifications »

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17 September 1993 (USA)  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$23,798,623 (USA)
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Bruce Willis - who was cast after Ed Harris and Robert De Niro were originally intended for the lead role - has co-starred with Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction (1994), Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995) and Unbreakable (2000). Like Willis, De Niro co-starred with Jackson in Goodfellas (1990) and Jackie Brown (1997), while Harris co-starred with Jackson in Cleaner (2007). See more »

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In the opening chase scene, Vincent puts the police light on his side of the car, however, during the rest of the chase, it is on Tom's side. See more »

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Newscaster: The search for the Polish Hill Strangler continues in the wake of the discovery of yet a fourth victim early this morning.
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A good Bruce Willis movie
1 June 2004 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

I don't understand why this film is so over-looked. It has pretty everything fans of Bruce Willis would want. He is a cop, not liked by his fellow officers, and he is on a murder case where no one believes what he has to say. There is action, swearing, one liners, and even some sex. Bruce doesn't usually have that in his films, maybe that is what threw people off. Just Kidding.

By all means, this is no masterpiece, but it is an entertaining mystery with an AWESOME car chase. One of the best. Bruce Willis fans should definitely check this movie out. It is pure Bruce and without him the "lone cop" story wouldn't work as well nor be as credible as it is because of him. 8/10

Rated R: violence and profanity


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