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No Way Back (1995)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  20 December 1996 (USA)
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When F.B.I. Agent Zack Grant's partner is killed during a blown-up operation, he attempts to find the person responsible. Mafiaso Frank Serlano believes Zack is responsible for his only ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Etsushi Toyokawa ...
Yuji Kobayashi
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Frank Serlano
Kyûsaku Shimada ...
Tetsuro
Kristopher Logan ...
Mr. Contingency, Serlano Henchman
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Andrew J. Ferchland ...
Eric Grant
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Victor Serlano
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Goatee
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FBI Agent Carl Dundreff
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FBI Agent Numeyer
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FBI Agent in Charge Emily Fukes
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CHP Officer
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FBI Agent Gim Takakura
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When F.B.I. Agent Zack Grant's partner is killed during a blown-up operation, he attempts to find the person responsible. Mafiaso Frank Serlano believes Zack is responsible for his only sons death in the same operation and kidnaps Zacks son to hold as bait. The action gets wild when airline stewardess Mary is taken hostage to add what seems an another insurmountable problem for Zack. There appears to be No Way Out. Written by Richard Jones <rjo339@swbell.net>

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Rated R for violence, language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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The film features veteran actors Etsushi Toyokawa and Kyusaku Shimada together for the first time. They are the only two Japanese actors to have portrayed the popular literary villain Yasunori Kato in film. Shimada pioneered the role in Akio Jissoji's TOKYO: THE LAST MEGALOPOLIS (1988) and Toyokawa assumed it in Takaashi Miike's THE GREAT YOKAI WAR (2005). See more »

Goofs

In the scene with the grenade, the bad guy initially picks up and holds a comparatively newer M26/M61 model grenade. In remaining shots of the same sequence, it suddenly becomes a WWII vintage MK2 "pineapple". (Spoiler here) Also, as Saiko is falling, palms open, her hands are clearly empty. Once she's lying down, she opens her hand and lets go of the grenade. See more »

Quotes

Mary: Then...
[stammers]
Mary: you're telling me your rude behavior and total lack of respect for me is just your natural personality and not in any way related to undue stress?
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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I Am Onto You
Written by Anzu Lawson
Performed by Anzu Lawson
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Decent B-movie
11 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

No great shakes, just a 90 minute time killer.

Has enough action to make you forget about the canyon-sized plot holes, and Crowe is convincing as always. He plays an FBI guy who botched up an assignment and is trying to make amends to the agency. He is also a widower and has a seven year old son.

Helen Slater is annoying in the thankless role of comic relief.

The themes of racism reminded me of 'Romper Stomper' which Crowe starred in. The beginning of the movie looks like its directly from that excellent movie shot before this.

As a fan I had to see it for Russell. If it were Bruce Willis I would have never bothered. Its only ninety minutes so no one really can get offended.


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