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The Limey (1999)

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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Eduardo Roel (as Luis Guzman)
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Jim Avery
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Uncle John (as Joe Dallessandro)
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Warehouse Foreman
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Tom Johannson
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Rick (Valentine's Bodyguard)
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Larry (Valentine's Bodyguard)
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Lady on Plane
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Pool Hall Creep (as Wayne Péré)
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Storyline

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 <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Vengeance knows no boundaries. See more »


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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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4 August 1999 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Vengar la sangre  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$3,193,102 (USA) (28 January 2000)
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Throughout the movie Ed, Luis Guzmán is seen wearing shirts with famous political figures on them. At the beginning it is the Ayatollah Khomeini, in the middle it is Ernesto 'Che' Guevara, and towards the end it is Zedong Mao. See more »

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Wilson: Tell me!... Tell me what happened to Jenny.
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Referenced in Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) See more »

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Smokin'
Written by Tom Scholz and Bradley Delp
Performed by Boston
Published by Pure Songs (ASCAP)
Administered by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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A truly rewarding movie for the patient viewer.
24 November 2000 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Low-key thriller/drama about an ex-con seeking revenge on the man that caused his daughters death. That's the surface of this very interesting and fascinating movie from director Soederbergh. There's more than meets the eye, and the patient viewer will be highly rewarded.

This is, in my point of view, a film about all our efforts to review our own lives - i.e. trying to make memories of our past fit in with the reality of today. To try to understand all sides of an event between two people; how actions we take, and decisions we make, makes a difference in the long run in our lives.

Wonderfully directed and edited, this movie is really alive, and shines with various tricks and treats of pure movie magic. The score is perfect, and the acting is great (Stamp in the lead is amazing). The way the film makers intertwine dialogue and voice over is fascinating, and reminds me of the films by French movie makers in the sixties (the French "New Wave").

Obviously not in everyone's taste since this movie is quite demanding in attention and pace, this is still one of the best films ever from director Soederbergh. Rating: 9/10.


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