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Judas Kiss (1998)

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A woman and her lover, who has made a living by running sex scams at hotels, decide to enter the big time by kidnapping a computer company owner and demanding $4 million ransom. The two ... See full summary »

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A woman and her lover, who has made a living by running sex scams at hotels, decide to enter the big time by kidnapping a computer company owner and demanding $4 million ransom. The two hire a tech wizard and a muscle man, who amuses himself by playing Russian roulette. Things go awry during the kidnapping when a neighbor is killed, who turns out to be the wife of a powerful senator. As things develop, it turns out that the murder may not have been as accidental as it originally appeared. Slowly things unveil to not to be everything that was originally thought. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated R for violence, strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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23 April 1999 (Austria)  »

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(at around 14 mins) Delivery truck used after kidnapping is changed on the way. Company logo, body color, the horizontal line on the side and shape of fenders all differ. See more »

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Detective David Friedman: I understand that this isn't personal because you're not a person.
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Generally an intelligent caper film
22 February 2002 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

What I really like about this movie is that the kidnapers generally show some intelligence...a rare thing in films. They don't have many of the film clichés that plague this types of films--they don't openly fight showing little or no cohesion, a rift isn't created in which the hostage can exploit to get away, and they don't fall for the "stall them and tell them it takes more time" ploys. The only two discernable "stupid criminal" clichés I noticed was opening up the case and gawking at the money in the gateway car and stopping the car to get another cell phone battery from the trunk...but there are other reasons for that. I also like the way Rickman's and Thompson's characters play off each other...it's fun to watch.


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