The Limey (1999)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  4 August 1999 (France)
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An extremely volatile and dangerous Englishman goes to Los Angeles to find the man he considers responsible for his daughter's death.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eduardo Roel (as Luis Guzman)
Jim Avery
Uncle John (as Joe Dallessandro)
Warehouse Foreman
Tom Johannson
Rick (Valentine's Bodyguard)
Larry (Valentine's Bodyguard)
Lady on Plane
Pool Hall Creep (as Wayne Péré)


An ex-con, fresh out of prison, goes to L.A. to try to learn who murdered his daughter. However, he quickly finds that he is completely out of place with no understanding of the culture he finds. His investigations are helped by another ex-con. Together they learn that his daughter had been having an affair with a record producer, who is presently having an affair with another young woman. An aging actress, who also knew his daughter, forces him to look at his own failures as a father. The movie does focus on the drama of the situation and the inter-relationships of the characters and seldom slips into an action piece. Written by John Sacksteder <>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 August 1999 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Vengar la sangre  »

Box Office


$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$187,122 (USA) (8 October 1999)


$3,193,102 (USA) (28 January 2000)

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The musical cue during the car chase contains a sample of the drum track from the song Squib Cakes by Tower of Power. See more »


Wilson: [looking at view] Wow!
Ed: Yeah, if you can afford a house like this you buy a house like this, you know?
Wilson: [peering over railing] What are we standing on?
Ed: Trust?
Ed: You know, you could see the sea out there, if you could see it.
Wilson: Could ya?
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Referenced in Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) See more »


Written and Performed by Danny Saber
Published by One-Eyed Egyptian Music/EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Strict?
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Decent Low-Key Revenge Story
25 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For modern-day revenge movie, this is unusually low-key and pretty good. It's nothing super but it sneaks up on you. It might bore you, but it might not:. It's really hard to say.

If you enjoy a character study by an interesting actor (Terrence Stamp) you might like this. But, beware, it has its slow moments. What it is, is simply another revenge tale, so often told but so often fun to watch. This one is about a British criminal (Stamp) getting out of jail, finding out that something bad had happened to his daughter in Los Angeles, and going for the man (Peter Fonda) he feels is responsible for that.

There is a bit too much flashback in here, so you have to be prepared to put up with that. Of note, the filmmakers used actual film footage from a 1967 film of Stamp to show him in his younger days.

What I did really enjoy was Stamp's vocabulary and the interesting looks on his face. The supporting cast also adds nicely to this story, particularly Barry Newman, who plays Fonda's bodyguard. There isn't a lot of action in here but when it does occur, it's pretty intense.

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