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Kiss of Death (1995)

A reformed convict goes undercover with the help of an angry detective to ensnare a psychotic mobster.

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Jimmy Kilmartin's an ex-con who's trying to go straight. But he can't say no to a quick driving job because his so called friend's life is threatened. The job is for Little Junior Brown, a violent and powerful villain. When things go wrong, Jimmy is left to do the time, and his whole life is turned upside-down, but if that wasn't enough, the cops won't leave Jimmy alone when he gets out... They want 'Little Junior' Written by Rob Hartill, corrected by Lex Gustafsson

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Little Junior Brown. He rules the streets. He owns the game. But he doesn't own all of the players.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, nudity and strong language | See all certifications »

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21 April 1995 (USA)  »

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A halál csókja  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$14,942,422 (USA)
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This film reunites Nicolas Cage and Samuel L. Jackson in two years since Amos & Andrew (1993). See more »

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The Rolls-Royce being torched at the salvage yard has a perimeter frame; genuine Rolls-Royce Silver Shadows are unibody vehicles. See more »

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Frank Zioli: Did you ever read about yourself in the paper, huh? Your balls shrivel to the size of chickpeas.
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Features The Driver (1978) See more »

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Feeling Free
Written by L. Rodriguez and S. Craden
Performed by Liquid City
Courtesy of IRS Records
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Caruso should try another movie
13 November 2008 | by (Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico) – See all my reviews

This is an original take on the 1947 classic. What is has in common with that film is the central character played by David Caruso, who, when I first viewed the film, thought was ridiculous, but on second viewing have been able to appreciate the performance and the film much more. Like most modern crime-action films, it has a dynamite start with a massive heist of new cars that ends in a bloody shootout with the cops, but maintains the pace with acutely drawn underworld characterizations, especially Nicholas Cage as crime boss/killer "Junior Brown", a role that has Cage playing a muscle bound sadistic asthmatic running a topless bar. Equally impressive is Michael Rappaport's part as small time opportunistic chop shop operator Ronnie Gannon, a dangerous combination of con-game artist and violent felon. The film's biggest problem is the turf battle between the various cops which in one bizarre scene has them all gathered at a night-time meeting in a hard to believe showdown. But Caruso delivers, Cage is in a one of a kind role, and the film reeks with grit as it careens through its weird plot from heist to prison, to revenge.


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