A drug-lord targets an undercover FBI agent and the hit man she falls in love with while tracking.

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Cypher
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Agent Katherine Hanson
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Nash
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Agent Hamilton
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Agent Burke
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Agent Rodriguez
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Fischer
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Johnny Escobar
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Nunns
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Leer
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Fung Suk
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Ulysses
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Translator (as Charles Chun)
Gene LeBell ...
Wallace
Kimber Sissons ...
Stripper
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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 <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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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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The Sinner
Performed by The Flamingos
Courtesy of Rhino Records
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Lawnmower man!
3 November 1998 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

It doesn't sound like much. A direct-to-video flick with a generic title, starring Heather Locklear. However, Stephen Rea -not the type of actor you would expect in this kind of movie- gives a full-fledged characterization of a hit-man with a conscience and idiosyncratic habits (and I don't mean the double tap to the head of each of his victims; his other skills include gardening...). His relationship with the FBI agent played by Heather Locklear rings true. Add to this a flamboyant directorial style and a good soundtrack, and you get one of the better B movies of the year. Rating: 7.


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