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Underworld (1996)

R  |   |  Comedy, Thriller  |  9 May 1997 (USA)
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After spending seven years behind bars, Johnny Crown is back on the street, with lots of cash, a psychotherapy degree and a burning desire to find and punish gangsters who had killed his ... See full summary »

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After spending seven years behind bars, Johnny Crown is back on the street, with lots of cash, a psychotherapy degree and a burning desire to find and punish gangsters who had killed his father. One of the people involved is Frank Gavillan, who unwillingly follows Johnny in his demonical and ultraviolent crusade. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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Sometimes revenge is the best therapy.

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Rated R for pervasive strong language and violence, and for sexuality | See all certifications »
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Johnny Crown: The aim of all living things is eventually to kiss the dust.
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Distant Land
Written by Traci Lords, Mike Edwards & Johann Bley
Performed by Traci Lords
Courtesy of Radioactive Records, J.V.
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26 November 2003 | by (Stockton, UK) – See all my reviews

This film is really the close cousin of another film called "Trigger Happy" with Richard Dreyfuss, anyway, this film is set in the same Other Universe, one where there are no police and no rules. Johnny Crown (Leary) is out to get the people who turned his father into a vegatable and all hands point to the mysterious Frank Gavilan.

Some have said that this is a Tarantino or John Woo wannabe, no way! The writing by Larry Bishop is frequently hilarious (he also wrote Trigger Happy), he keeps the action moving, from Leary's endless one-liners to the idea that the man who put a bullet in his fathers head might be just too close to home.

Cool moments in the film include Ned (who killed Ed) going back to his roots, this means getting rid of everything, including money, jewels, car and Traci Lords, the hitmen shooting up the bar for something to do and that sandwich!

It came out in the wake of Pulp Fiction, but other crime movies came out then too, good ones at that: Trigger Happy, City Of Industry, Albino Alligator etc.

Underworld might be obscure, I own the video, but I'll never trade it in until I get the DVD (unavailable in the UK), that's how good this film is. Absolute gem. 10/10


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