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Underworld (1996)

R | | Comedy, Thriller | 9 May 1997 (USA)
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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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
Performed by Traci Lords
Courtesy of Radioactive Records, J.V.
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Quirky Neo-Noir
20 May 2017 | by See all my reviews

Quirky crime drama from the director of "Battlefield Earth" is surprisingly good. Written by Larry Bishop, who made the under appreciated retro biker film "Hell Ride," is overly talkie at times, but the story of recently released ex-con Denis Leary looking for revenge on the man who killed his father, but who ends up using his psychoanalyst skills he learned in prison to help his father's killer, Joe Mantegna, become a better person is rather funny and clever at times. The film also features a strong cast that includes Annabella Sciorra, Abe Vigoda, Traci Lords, James Tolkan, and Bishop, which helps to overcome the film's faults.


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