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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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Eduardo Roel (as Luis Guzman)
Jim Avery
Uncle John (as Joe Dallessandro)
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Tom Johannson
Rick (Valentine's Bodyguard)
Larry (Valentine's Bodyguard)
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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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Russian Montage gets an upgrade
29 April 2002 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

I always thought the Russian Montage Theory was too outdated for modern cinema, but Steven Soderbergh had other ideas. The Limey had one of the more interesting editing styles I have ever seen, which is why it probably threw so many people in a loop. Its too bad we will never see another film like this from Soderbergh, considering he's probably going to keep making films like Oceans 11. Terence Stamp was especially good in this film, and Luis Guzman provided one of the best screen roles by a Mexican-American. What I especially enjoyed about this movie wasn't just the unique editing style, it was how it affected the emotional standpoint within the movie. You felt distanced, unsure how to look at this film due to the range of images passing before your eye. One of the more unappreciated films of 1999, especially when one looks at the amazing body of work which came out that year.

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