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Men of Means (1999)

 |  Action, Drama  |  25 May 1999 (USA)
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In a world where two men in close proximity will eventually draw guns, Rico "BULLET" Burke finds himself at a crossroads. Having long ago ruined his brilliant collegiate football career ... See full summary »

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In a world where two men in close proximity will eventually draw guns, Rico "BULLET" Burke finds himself at a crossroads. Having long ago ruined his brilliant collegiate football career through his own folly, Rico must now decide whether to continue in complacent servitude as the collection muscle for a vicious Brooklyn mobster, or to put behind him the vagaries of his youth and look for that window of opportunity that will provide a better life for him and his wholly dependant brother Joey. Written by Anonymous

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Double deal. Double cross. The only thing left is murder. See more »

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Tommy C.: Who's this?
Jerry Trask: My daughter.
Tommy C.: Now, ain't that sweet? Here you are about to die and you're reaching for family. Personally, I'd be reaching for something to throw at the guy who killed me, but different strokes, different folks.
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A Breath of Fresh Air for Michael Pare
17 May 1999 | by (5) – See all my reviews

Finally, someone has put Michael Pare in a role that is deserving of his talent. "Men of Means" is an original script which chronicles the furtive attempts of Rico Burke to disengage himself from his mobster boss. There are many terrific layers here and Pare expertly plays them all.

The screenplay, written by Shane Perez, is top notch but suffers from inadequate direction. Too often it appears that the director, George Medeluk, was attempting to race through his production, never bothering with questions of continuity or sound.

"Men of Means" has a great supporting cast with cameos from the likes of Austin Pendelton and hockey star, Tie Domie. Pendleton's performance is Oscar worthy as Jerry Trask, the ne'r-do-well gambler, who triggers Rico's bid for redemption. The part is played to perfection and evokes a high degree of empathy.

Despite the flaws of its director, it is a must see for fans of action and superb acting.


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