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Madeline Foster
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Harry
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Clark Hannon
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Frances Hannon
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Tim
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Jesse
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Jackson Lantham
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Madeline's Lover
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Phil Kline
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Sal the Bartender
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Scary Guy
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Joe the Cop
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Chris the Cop (as Christopher James Quinn)
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A masochistic cop, who hides her predilection from her cop husband, gets involved in pursuing a kidnapper nicknamed Harry for Harry Houdini, who has kidnapped a rich woman and has buried her somewhere in Manhattan while demanding a ransom from her tycoon husband. Failure to pay the ransom within 24 hours will lead the kidnapper to abandoning the woman. Dylan Baker also appears as the fed that is assigned to the case. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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12 November 1999 (USA)  »

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Dying to Escape  »

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Adrien Brody really had braces put on his teeth for his role as Harry, rather than get fake ones put in every day. He realized this was a mistake when he realized that he couldn't get into a fight at a bar because his upper lip would be destroyed by the braces. See more »

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When Det. Foster interrogates Harry at the parlor's room, the cigarette pack and the ashtray over the table appears closer/far and disappears many times. See more »

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Harry: [after fed finishes long speech about lethal injection] That was a dumb monolouge.
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Filmed between torrential rainstorms on location in New York City See more »

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References The French Connection (1971) See more »

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Bring Me the Gun
Written by Shaij Ticotin & Premonanda Ram Johannes
Performed by Cross of Snow
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Well-made thriller...
31 March 2002 | by (Evansville, Indiana USA) – See all my reviews

1st watched 3/31/2002 - 8 out of 10(Dir-Richard Shepard): Well-made thriller that is advertised by it's depiction of being buried alive and is actually much more than this. Tierney & Brody give wonderful performances in each of their roles and the direction is almost spotless. Very overlooked movie which deserves much more attention for how well it was done despite not working for a major movie company. I will be looking for more by Mr. Shepard whose direction really made this movie work as well as it did.


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