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City of Industry (1997)

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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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Wanting a man dead can be reason enough to live. 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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A good old formula heist flic done right.
12 February 2003 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

It has a perfect set-up for character establishment followed by a few surprises and then the chase is on between the young arrogant Skip,(Dorff), and the old but wiser Roy, (Keitel). You may forgive the film as it falls into "tough guy with heart and romance for weeping woman" scenario but that's part of the genre. The perfect hard hitting gritty drama for a late, late night viewing to keep one awake.

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