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A Better Way to Die (2000)

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A Chicago cop quits the force and finds himself threatened by the Mafia.

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Cooper
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Cheryl
Jon Farris ...
Fagan (as John Farris)
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Set along the highways of the U.S. heartland, the story follows the journey of an ex-cop who is inadvertently thrust into a fierce struggle between the FBI and the Chicago underworld, both of which are searching for a missing federal agent who holds the key to the syndicate's demise. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong violence throughout, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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29 September 2001 (Japan)  »

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The shootout in the beginning was filmed at the old Smith Bros. Warehouse on 4th st in Columbus, Ohio. It has since been renovated and is now offices. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
William Dexter: You'll be on the run forever. Is that really how you want to live?
Boomer: I can't think of a better way
[pulls the trigger]
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For men only!
6 September 2001 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"A Better Way to Die" is a macho little testosterone rush "sleeper" which follows a square jawed, lean and cut, sissy-voiced ex-cop as he wades through more "heavies" than a Weight Watchers convention. With two firefights even before credits, this terse action jammed drama with a sense of humor has an ever increasing body count as its rather ordinary good guys vs bad guys plot unfolds with cops, FBI, and mobsters duking it out and our reluctant hero invariably caught in between. The viewer is given a personal score to settle when the mob prematurely robs us of more vistas of Henstridge skin and good guys turn bad, bad guys turn good, bullet casings pile up, and the film waxes bloodier all the way to its conclusion. "A Better Way to Die" is best served with a sixer and big bag of chips.


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