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A shady police detective finds himself in the middle of a murder conspiracy at an important boxing match in an Atlantic City casino.

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Lincoln Tyler
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Lou Logan
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Cyrus (as Luis Guzman)
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Walt McGahn
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Mickey Alter
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Tyler's Party Girl #2
Paul Joseph Bernardo ...
Casino Security #1
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Storyline

Ricky Santoro is a flamboyant and corrupt Atlantic City cop with a dream: become so well connected that he can become mayor. In lieu of that, he'll settle for keeping his comfortable lifestyle. On the night of the heavyweight boxing championship, Rick becomes mixed up in the assassination of the Secretary of Defense, an assassination involving his best friend. Becoming the investigating officer in the case, Rick soon uncovers a conspiracy to kill the Secretary and a mysterious woman in white. The conspiracy was shocking, but not half as shocking as the identity of its mastermind. Written by The Mystery Guest

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Also Known As:

Ojos de serpiente  »

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Budget:

$69,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£743,909 (UK) (6 November 1998)

Gross:

$55,585,389 (USA) (18 December 1998)
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According to Kevin Dunn, the fact Gary Sinise's character was named "Kevin Dunne" caused confusion between the two actors. According to Dunn, much to his surprise, he was given a penthouse suite in a fancy hotel to stay in during filming. The crew realized that they had accidentally given Sinise's suite to Dunn. Dunn had to leave and stayed at a hotel chain. See more »

Goofs

During the sequence that Santoro is being beaten by Tyler, Santoro spits a mouthful of blood onto Dunne's Naval uniform, mostly covering Dunne's ribbons of honor. Dunne uses a handkerchief to wipe some of the blood off, but because the ribbons are made of cloth, they are visibly permanently stained with the blood. Later, when Dunne is outside being asked to lower his weapon by the police, his uniform is completely clean, and the ribbons are also completely clean and not stained at all. See more »

Quotes

[Points at the bodyguard's hand on his arm]
'Ricky' Santoro: See where your hand is? That's a felony.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits scroll over a construction site scene (presumably the new casino), closing in tighter and tighter until the final shot is of a bright red jewel embedded in a concrete pillar that the workmen are installing. Most of the time the jewel is hidden under the hand of one of the workers. The ring was worn by the red-haired woman/Navy agent who was part of Commander Kevin Dunn's scheme. See more »

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Fiesta Mexicana
Written and Performed by Rhodes, Manucci & Skinner
Courtesy of Zomba Records
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Questions, questions, questions!
8 November 1999 | by (Boston, Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

1. Is Rick the only cop in Atlantic City?

2. Where did all of the FBI agents go?

3. Did the fat guy get killed in his hotel room?

4. How come those two soldiers who were killed couldn't be trusted but the other dozen people who were involved in the conspiracy could be?

5. Does the Secretary of Defense have final say in regards to how all money in the defense budget will be spent?

6. How did the place clear out so fast of 20,000 fight fans when no one was being allowed out of the building? Were Jack Nicholson and Leonardo DiCaprio there?

7. Do casinos really have 1000 cameras?

8. How come Rick was the only one who could figure out that the champ took a dive when it was clear as day on the videotape? Didn't they watch it on ESPN's Sportcenter?

9. What were those things that looked like missles doing in the basement of a casino in New Jersey?

10. What were Cage, DePalma and the scriptwriter thinking?


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