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Hell's Kitchen (1998)

When a robbery goes awry, the bandits all end up in a puddle of blood and only one lives and goes to jail for five years. Upon his release, the girlfriend wants her new boyfriend to kill ... See full summary »

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When a robbery goes awry, the bandits all end up in a puddle of blood and only one lives and goes to jail for five years. Upon his release, the girlfriend wants her new boyfriend to kill him. Only trouble is the boyfriend knows that the fault was not the ex-con's and can't bring himself to do the town. Meanwhile, the ex-con tries to turn his life around by becoming a boxer and training under a former heavyweight contender. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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The road to redemption is covered in blood.

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Drama | Crime

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Rated R for strong sexuality, language, drugs and violence | See all certifications »
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19 January 2001 (Italy)  »

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Hell's Kitchen N.Y.C.  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,332 (USA) (3 December 1999)

Gross:

$9,122 (USA) (17 December 1999)
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Pictures of Life
Written and Performed by Joseph Arthur
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Very good
22 April 2003 | by (Campina Grande, Brazil) – See all my reviews

This is certainly one of the best films I've seen lately. It's a good surprise, once it doesn't seem to be so good when you read about it. The plot is basic in the beginning, but it turns into a fascinating drama and a breath-taking thriller. Angelina Jolie is again very well in her role.

The songs we hear all through the movie are very good. They're also a good reason to make this such a good film. We have a bit of everything here: rap, rock, folk... This is really something you can't miss.

I have to talk about the direction too. I think it's brilliant and remarkable.

my rate 8/10


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