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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
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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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27 December 1996 (USA)  »

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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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Black hats, white hats, and some gray hats
14 April 2004 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

B-flick. A bunch of people after a bunch of money. Sound familiar? "Persons Unknown" tells of an ex-cop with an unreconciled past who falls in with a couple of babes resulting in a tiny bit of sex, a little bit of action, and a big fat bit of drama. Though the film smacks of the usual Hollywood contrivances, such as killing off all the unnecessary characters as an easy fix for dangling loose ends, it does manage to develop interesting relationships between the principals. Is this a good movie? Probably not. It is worth watching? If you're into crime dramas and happen upon it on cable, probably so. If nothing else you'll get Matenga, Lynch, Watts, some early Hickenlooper, and the option of surfing on. (C+)


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