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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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Mitch Reed: How you doin'?
Frank: Swell. Who are you?
Mitch Reed: Excuse me, did you ask "how" am I or "who" am I?
Frank: "Who," not "how."
Mitch Reed: Don't wanna know "how," just the "who."
Frank: Right, just "who". FORGET "how."
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Distant Land
Written by Traci Lords, Mike Edwards & Johann Bley
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Courtesy of Radioactive Records, J.V.
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What a great modern film noir.
7 February 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This very underrated film is a great example of modern film noir. It is classic Leary, and I heartily recommend it if you like your gangster movies quirky and twisty. The ending is a shock, and the path to get there, the story told by Dennis Leary's character is a wild ride. Give this film a chance, it deserves it.

I read a review which compared the film unfavourably to Pulp Fiction, it is unfortunate that title was mentioned on the back of the DVD, don't blame anyone but the marketing dept. Underworld has more in common with The Two Jakes than Pulp Fiction. As you can see I loved this film, it gets a massive thumbs up from me.


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