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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Gavilan / Frank Cassady / Richard Essex
Dr. Leah
Ned Lynch
Will Cassady
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Dan 'Iceberg' Eagan
Heidi Schanz ...
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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.


Comedy | Thriller

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





Release Date:

9 May 1997 (USA)  »

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Bajo submundo  »

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Johnny Crown: The aim of all living things is eventually to kiss the dust.
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Music by Anthony Marinelli
Lyrics by Larry Bishop, Roger Christian and Anthony Marinelli
Performed by Joe Mantegna
Produced by Anthony Marinelli (uncredited)
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22 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Denis Leary has been superb in most of the movies I have seen him in, most notably Monument Avenue and the great Suicide Kings. Anyone who has seen Rescue Me cannot deny his acting ability nor his genius. In this movie, he absolutely shines. I LOVE this movie, but then again I was never a huge fan of The Godfather or any mob movie that didn't have Joe Pesci in it. If you like Leary, you will love it as well. This is a must-see movie for any of his fans, but even those who like a good mob drama, violent shoot-outs, and sharp, witty dialog. Leary is a mob guy just out of prison and looking for the killer of his father. He takes his prime suspect (Montegna, also with a great performance) along for the ride. Leary explores the mind of Montegna as he goes through suspect after suspect to narrow in on the culprit. Among the many memorable lines which I still enjoy using are "India's getting your 15%." Lots of killing, swearing, and some nudity.

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