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A retired thief swears revenge on the lunatic who murdered his brother and partner, while going on the run with the loot they stole.

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Roy Egan
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Skip Kovich
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Lee Egan
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Jorge Montana
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Odell Williams
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Cathi Rose (as Lucy Alexis Liu)
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Keshaun Brown
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Gena
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Sunny
Brian Brophy ...
Backus
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Uncle Luke
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A Roc (as Flex)
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Pai-Gow Dealer
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Gwen
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Lee Egan lures his older brother Roy out of "retirement" with a sweet jewel heist, only to get killed by a backstabbing partner; then it's up to Roy to get revenge. Written by Thomas Pluck <stripey@winternet.com>

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A bad place to live, a worse place to die. See more »

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Rated R for strong language, violence and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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14 March 1997 (USA)  »

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City of Crime  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,374,839 (USA) (21 March 1997)

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DEM 95,056 (Germany) (5 June 1998)
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The line, "I'm my own police," spoken by Roy, is taken directly from This Gun for Hire (1942). See more »

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Roy stays at a motel with a commercial propane (LPG) storage tank right next to his unit. This is a flagrant OSHA violation of section 1910.110, which says that large quantities must be stored at least 25 feet away from any building. See more »

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Girl: The way I hear it, Skip doesn't have any friends, just guys he fucks over. So what did he do to you? Why don't you go to the police?
Roy Egan: I'm my own police.
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Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) See more »

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CIELITO LINDO
Written by Quirino Mendoza
Performed by Mexican Mariachi's
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Great Flick
5 August 1998 | by (Baltimore) – See all my reviews

I agree with Stephen. I watched this film mainly to see Harvey Keitel's work: I was wholly unprepared for the slam-bang surprise after the heist. I think it's a great revenge flick in the full Bronson mode.


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