Double Tap (1997)

R  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  5 September 1997 (USA)
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A drug-lord targets an undercover FBI agent and the hit man she falls in love with while tracking.


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A master assassin who specializes in shooting his victims twice in the head, a "double tap", may not be everything he initially seems to be. An undercover officer ends up teaming up with him after she is not killed in one of his hits on a drug lord and after she determines he is an ex-officer out to kill only those who stand outside the law and are deserving of being murdered. Her investigations lead to dirty officers and uncertainty about whom she can trust. Written by John Sacksteder <>

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




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5 September 1997 (USA)  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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Definitely worth watching
19 June 2001 | by (San Diego) – See all my reviews

This film was a pleasant surprise to watch. Heather Locklear was realistic and hot as the tough FBI agent with an introspective demeanor. She shows her range, with performances from this film to the cheesy Melrose Place. However, really, do FBI agents actually look like her and Gillian Anderson? The plot was believable and fast-paced, with Stephen Rea as the methodical/conscientious/efficient thug-killer. Some of his hits were pretty imaginative. The score could have been better, as well as the supporting cast. 7 out of 10.

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