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Pure Danger (1996)

A paroled short order cook and a waitress go on the run with a bag of diamonds that accidentally falls into their possession, prompting two warring gangs to come after them.

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A dying gangster stumbles into an out-of-the-way restaurant with a bag of diamonds. Two employees take off with the jewels only to be chased by warring gangs. Written by Greg Mintz <gmaugust@groupz.net>

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Rated R for action violence, language and some nudity | See all certifications »
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10 September 1996 (USA)  »

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Great pulp action flick
8 February 2011 | by See all my reviews

This movie is very entertaining and has some great cameos from terrific actors. C.T. Howell is awesome as an ex-con and down and out wise cracking cook who finds himself working in diner hell somewhere in the middle of nowhere. When thugs converge on the remote diner he works at, a black gang comes to take the diamonds from the racist mobsters and a point blank shoot out leave bodies and the bag of diamonds that C.T.'s character and the waitress he works with seize the golden opportunity to get out of their dim existence and make the big time. They know where to cash in the diamonds but their lives are in constant peril as both the mob and the black gangsters are in hot pursuit. The rest of the movie is a thriller action roller coaster that is very entertaining and worth the watch.


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