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Persons Unknown (1996)

R  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  27 December 1996 (USA)
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When former cop and current security expert Jim Holland has a one night stand with Amanda after getting in her way roller-blading. That introduction turns out to be a well thought out plan ... See full summary »

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Jim Holland
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Amanda
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Molly
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Cake
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Tosh
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Terry
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Lewis
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Prancer (as Christian Meoli)
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Vixen
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Comet (as Jim Ortega)
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Blitzen
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Jimmy
Don Blakely ...
Marty
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Mott
Brent J. Williams ...
Old Man
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When former cop and current security expert Jim Holland has a one night stand with Amanda after getting in her way roller-blading. That introduction turns out to be a well thought out plan by Amanda and her sister Molly, to obtain security codes to office of a client. The girls and their cohorts rob his client and stash the loot. All the while, detective Jim has been following them and he grabs the money for himself. Then his conscience gets the best of him and he falls in love with Molly. His client turns out to be drug dealers and he's forced to risk his life to protect Molly and Amanda. Written by Richard Jones <rjo339@swbell.net>

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Rated R for violence, language, some drug content and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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The stun gun that Cake (played by J.T Walsh) asks for and receives from Jim Holland (played by Joe Mantegna) has the fictional brand name "Hickenlooper" printed on the box. George Hickenlooper is the director of the film. See more »

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Left A Good First Impression
17 March 2004 | by (Gold Coast, Australia) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie back in '99 before I knew who Naomi Watts was, but after seeing it, I made sure to take note of her name in the credits.

One thing that I found interesting in this film was their un-cliched use of smoking. In most films, a person only smokes if there is some dramatic reason to due so (eg. To look seductive/sexy, or to show they are bad or "naughty"), but in this film the two sisters just... smoked, plain and simple, and they did so in a manner that made them come across as believable, everyday people. I think there was even a line in there somewhere where Joe's character asks about Naomi's smoking and she replies that her and her sister started when they were kids. A very real scenario, again adding to the characters' believability.

I don't smoke myself so I'm not an advocate of the habit, but everything that can be said about this film already has been said in prior comments and so this was simply something different that came to my attention.


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