Three muralists (one Chicano, one Black, one American Indian) and the socially-maladjusted cousin of the Chicano muralist set off on a road trip with the intent of painting their images on ... See full summary »
Based on the Nobel Prize Winner's novel, the Egyptian Naguib Mahfouz. The story, translated from El Cairo to Mexico City's downtown, narrates the life of the members of the neighbourhood ... See full summary »
Ernesto Gómez Cruz,
Living It Up tells the story of a bus driver who is on the verge of committing suicide when a man offers him some friendly advice - borrow 100 million pesetas from the Mafia and do ... See full summary »
The age and date of birth of Kate McQuean (Cindy Crawford, according to computer screen information about the character's identity in the film, gives her character's date of birth as 15th March 1969, making her character about twenty-six years old around the time of the release year of the movie. Similarly, the age and date of birth of Max Kirkpatrick (William Baldwin), according to computer screen information about the character's identity in the film, is 23rd June 1965, making his character about thirty years old around the time of the release year of the movie. See more »
Bank names seen in the funds transfers include "Union de Banc Suisse" and "Banc de Credit," meaning "Union of Swiss Bench" and "Bench of Credit" respectively. In another bank name, "Banque Francaisse de Credit," we do see the correct French spelling of "bank," but now the French word for French has an extra S. See more »
[Rosa is bringing in a Caffe Romano pizza]
Cop at door:
Hey, babe! If you were Dominos, I'd get a discount.
If I were Dominos, you'd still be alive.
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I may be biased because I like Cindy Crawford, but so what...
Okay, so it's got hardly any plot and what there is doesn't make much sense. So it was doomed to be slated by critics the second Cindy Crawford said yes. So the film may have the world record for the number of scenes in the trailer that aren't in the finished film. It's still far from the worst film ever made, and certainly far from the worst in the year it came out (1995 was the year of "Showgirls," "Waterworld," "Species," and "Congo" for openers).
Way too much senseless violence, confusing scripting (from Charlie Fletcher and an uncredited Steven E. deSouza), and frenzied editing for sure, and Cindy's Oscar is unlikely to be coming any time soon - but she's no worse than the rest of the cast (and unlike Steven Berkoff, at least SHE hasn't sunk to doing a Jean Claude Van Damme film since). She's actually pretty good more often than not, and her punches are more convincing than some male actors (though hitting the smuggest of the smug Baldwin brothers provides motivation). Let's just say that the man credited as her acting coach clearly didn't see all his efforts go unrewarded.
And you have to give her and the rest of the cast and crew credit; no one ever pretends that "Fair Game" is anything other than an unpretentious action film, which can't be a bad thing. (But then even Cindy's biggest detractors have never claimed she was pretentious.) While it is mainly for fans of the moled one, it's still short enough not to hurt, and it certainly improves on the last time the Paula Gosling novel it's based on was turned into a film (the truly awful "Cobra" with Sylvester Stallone), and you don't often see films starring lawyer characters doing something other than criminal law. And before you point out that no lawyer ever looked as good as Cindy Crawford, remember that that never stopped Steven Bochco - or David E. Kelley with "Ally McBeal." Now who would you rather be represented in court by, Cindy or Ally?
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