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Writers (WGA):
Avi Nesher (written by) &
Roger H. Berger (written by)
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In life only two things are certain, death and taxes.
A tax investigator chasing a tax evader stumbles over a series of bloody murders and gets involved in an investigation with a rookie cop despite his boss' orders to stay out of the way. | Add synopsis »
Avi Nesher reveals details of upcoming trilogy
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  (in credits order)

Joe Pantoliano ... Al Benjamin

Wade Dominguez ... Joseph Romero

Elizabeth Berkley ... Nadia Rubakov

Michael Chiklis ... Andre Rubakov

Robert Townsend ... Peyton Cody

Fisher Stevens ... Kenneth Green

Polina Gorman ... Guest at the wedding (as Polina Gorokhovskaya)

Mick O'Rourke
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Layla Alexander ... Girl Friend
Lia Chang ... Mr. Green's Receptionist

David Deblinger ... Lawyer

Dan Haft ... Mourner
Vincent J. Mazella ... Hero Messenger (as Vinnie Josserian)
Ian O'Donnell ... Misha

Michael Raynor ... Exon Executive

Buzz Roddy ... Police Officer
Molly Schulman ... Natalia

Casey Siemaszko ... Abrasha Topolev

Mike Starr ... Mike Neals

Rick Washburn ... Serge Utisov

Michael Balin ... Russian Bodyguard (uncredited)
Gleb Klioner ... Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)

Directed by
Avi Nesher 
Writing credits
Avi Nesher (written by) &
Roger H. Berger (written by) (as Roger Berger)

Produced by
Pascal Borno .... executive producer
Liesl Copland .... associate producer
Scott Hornbacher .... line producer
Kathy Jordan .... producer
Jason Kliot .... co-producer
Avi Nesher .... producer
Joana Vicente .... co-producer
Original Music by
Roger Neill 
Cinematography by
Jim Denault 
Film Editing by
Alex Hall 
Production Design by
Michael Krantz 
Art Direction by
Robert Lietar 
Set Decoration by
David Schlesinger 
Costume Design by
Carolyn Grifel 
Makeup Department
Rita Da Silva .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Gretchen McGowan .... production supervisor
Jake Myers .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brian Jude .... second unit director (uncredited)
Art Department
Nathaniel Bonini .... graphic designer
Matt Crocker .... art department head
Lee Malecki .... assistant props
Sound Department
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Carey Milbradt .... sound editor
Doug Reed .... foley artist
Brian Smith .... adr recordist
Antonio Torres .... assistant dialogue editor (as Tony Torres)
Kerri Wilson .... sound services manager
John Patrick McLaughlin .... stunts
Mick O'Rourke .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Clayton Allis .... gaffer
Gus Bechini .... best boy electric
Glen L. Chin .... second assistant camera
Andrea Cronin-Souza .... electrician
Stuart Kaufman .... electric intern
Jon W. Rosenbloom .... key grip
Derek Wiesehahn .... second unit cinematographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Crystal Thompson .... key assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Yvette Mattern .... assistant editor
Location Management
Al Valentine .... location assistant
Sammy Verni .... location assistant
Music Department
William Boston .... orchestrator
Other crew
Seth Copans .... script supervisor
Lisa Diamond .... production accountant
Gary Giudice .... production assistant
Steven Hartov .... weapons specialist
Lauren Jay .... production assistant
Jon Jorden .... set production assistant (as Jon Jordan)
Brian Jude .... key production assistant (as Brian Jude Piatkowski)
Keegan Martin .... production assistant
Suzanne McNulty .... production assistant
Aaron Pope .... production assistant
Rick Washburn .... weapons coordinator
Gal Yaguri .... assistant to producer
Gleb Klioner .... special thanks

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Rated R for graphic violence and strong language
104 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The World Trade Center is seen twice throughout the film. The first is when Al is visiting the M.A.R.S. refinery in Greenpoint, Brooklyn during his investigation and the second is when Al and Romero confront Kenneth Green in the board room in which the towers are completely visible in the background.See more »
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References Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)See more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Low budget with spirit, 23 February 2000
Author: clovis-5 from New York, NY

This film reminded me of why low-budget films of earlier decades used to fascinate me: interesting premises, offbeat characters, and even good acting. But one must be tolerant of occasional over-acting (such as by Joe Pantoliano, who is nonetheless good), dialogue that seems at times to be ad libbed, and a screenplay with gaping holes. It is something less than a movie, yet it holds the viewer's interest with an interesting story and characters. There is also some action.

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