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Big City Blues (1997)

A collection of characters threaten to cross paths, unknowingly, during a night in the big city. The film focuses on two hit men (Reynolds and Forsythe) who are bound to collide with Cates,... See full summary »

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A collection of characters threaten to cross paths, unknowingly, during a night in the big city. The film focuses on two hit men (Reynolds and Forsythe) who are bound to collide with Cates, a beautiful prostitute. Written by Ary Luiz Dalazen Jr. <ajr@fortalnet.com.br>

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Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, drug use and some perverse sexuality | See all certifications »
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One fateful night
2 June 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Big City Blues was a failed experiment of a film that would later be repeated successfully in films like Boogie Nights and Crash. It's the story of five characters, two hit men, two drag queens and a prostitute who meet up in a deserted Miami mansion one fateful night.

The drag queens Giancarlo Esposito and Arye Gross are the most interesting of the quintet. Especially Esposito who is in a journey of transitioning, but not quite sure if she wants to complete the change. The names in the cast are the hit men, Burt Reynolds and William Forsythe who do their best, but are defeated by a lousy script and poor direction. I can see Reynolds was cast here as he was in Boogie Nights, but in that film there was a cohesion as all the participants were involved in the pornography industry and were all interesting characters.

Georgina Cates is the prostitute and she's along for the ride, also defeated by poor direction. Her character as a hooker who aspires for something more could have been a lot better.

Crash is a film along the same lines and it was a Best Picture Oscar winner. Would this have turned out as well.


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