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City of Industry (1997)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  14 March 1997 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roy Egan
Skip Kovich
Lee Egan
Jorge Montana
Odell Williams
Cathi Rose (as Lucy Alexis Liu)
Keshaun Brown
Brian Brophy ...
Uncle Luke
A Roc (as Flex)
Brian Shen ...
Pai-Gow Dealer


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 <>

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


Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

14 March 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

City of Crime  »

Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


DEM 95,056 (Germany) (5 June 1998)

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1.85 : 1
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Michael Mann was originally attached as an executive producer. See more »


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 »


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 »


Performed by 88 Butterfly
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Gritty, violent, tough guy Keitel tour-de-force
27 May 2002 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

Keitel runs, walks, staggers, stumbles, and crawls through "City of Industry" to settle a score with fellow thief Dorff in this surprisingly entertaining but gritty and violent action/drama from the same mold as "Reservoir Dogs". Janssen plays a babe (what else?) caught up in the vendetta filmed in just about every seedy part of Los Angeles. Good stuff for crime buffs and Keitel fans into violent gangster-type flicks.

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