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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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Tyler's Party Girl #2
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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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$69,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£743,909 (UK) (6 November 1998)

Gross:

$55,585,389 (USA) (18 December 1998)
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Trivia

Gary Sinise plays Naval Commander Kevin Dunne, who is attempting to get the Navy to pick up a new weapons system. Actor Kevin Dunn, who plays the PPV announcer, was in the movie Hot Shots! playing a Naval Commander attempting to get the Navy to pick up a new superfighter. See more »

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After Richard is beat up by Tyler, Commander Dunne starts telling Richard about what it will be like if he doesn't go along with his plans. He says, "your life will fall the hell apart," when his lips clearly say "your life will fall the fuck apart." See more »

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Rick: This is fight night and I am the king.
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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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A terrific opening with a ludicrous ending.
25 October 1998 | by See all my reviews

Brian DePlama is a great director. The opening shot was amazing and Nicolas Cage played his part to the hilt. I can live without Gary Sinise, he's very stiff and he played his "Ransom" character all over again. Carla Gugino is a terrible actress. At first, I dealt with it. Nicolas Cage had enough acting ability to cover everyone else. But when the whole tidal wave thing (pointless), and that extremely awful ending, not even the greatest multi-Oscar winner can save it. This is the worst kind of bad film, where it starts off great and ends very dismal. One of the year's most disappointing.


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