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The Big Fall (1997)

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L.A. private detective is hired to investigate the disappearance of an alluring woman's brother. Surrounded by double-crossing deals and dangerous relation, Rybeck will have to plunge headfirst into his deadliest case ever.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Blaise Rybeck
Emma Roussell
Johnny 'Axe' Roosevelt
Gary Snider
Agent Bill Dickson
Buzz Belmondo ...
Mrs. Brody
William Applegate Jr. ...
Agent Wilcox
Steve DeRelian ...
Echo (as Steven DeRelian)
Andre Rosey Brown ...
Von L. Roddy ...


L.A. private detective is hired to investigate the disappearance of an alluring woman's brother. Surrounded by double-crossing deals and dangerous relation, Rybeck will have to plunge headfirst into his deadliest case ever.

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12 March 2014 | by (adelaide, australia) – See all my reviews

A lot of B grade baddies flicks, courtesy of our lost outsider Howell, are really bad, but do have interesting stories. It's the norm with this guy, some of them aren't bad, and how his career took a slump into all this movie muck, is so unjust. This one of Howell's, which he's directed is a film noir tale, that is fun, and funny like new employer of Howell's, Seder, sharpening his pencil, or cool Blaise Rybeck (Howell) the name showing style and creativity, hanging from an American flag, spouting in a relieved burst of breath, "God bless America". Then off his words, the flag, rips. Hey that's not only darn original, but funny. He has an interesting, offbeat film here, intriguingly different, making it a lot of fun, with Howell becoming somewhat of a action start, even though there's not a lot of it in this. He's approached by a beautiful woman, looking for her missing brother. The film then kind of becomes a little like Point Break, where he goes undercover with some bungee jumpers, suspects, who might know the truth of where the long lost brother is. So trying to fit in, and not offend them, he himself takes the plunge, and loves it, screaming "WhhOOOOOOL! as he swings widely, back and forth. The lead bungee jumper becomes someone of a shady guy, suspecting Howell of playing funny buggers where he runs into some other bad dudes, led by 80's icon baddie, and real life meditation expert (Jeff Kober). It's great watching Howell jumping roofs of cars, what have you, an actor I've always loved. And even though The Big Fall isn't the best action piece ever made, still with it's humour, a genuine and good, if absorbing performance from Howell, though sometimes you can't help unintentional, little snickers, sneaking in, here and there, tasty Sophie Ward, and being an offbeat kind of movie, that does retain an offbeat style, it is a night's worth, piled up in front of the t.v. Who knows. You may just like it. A film definitely worth falling for.

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