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A Better Way to Die (2000)

R  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  29 September 2001 (Japan)
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A Chicago cop quits the force and finds himself threatened by the Mafia.

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The Mute
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Laslov (as Matt Gallini)
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Rifkin
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Salvi
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William Dexter
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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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Agonas epiviosis  »

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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 »

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Laslov: [to flash] You want that pain in your head to go away? You transfer it
[shoots flash in the legs]
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A visually striking action picture that makes no credible sense
20 February 2002 | by (los angeles, ca) – See all my reviews

A Better Way to Die is a slick action picture directed by and starring Scott Wiper. The film has the look of a John Woo movie with well directed action scenes and a heightened sense of tension throughout.

However, the story lacks any credibility whatsoever and takes us from one unbelievable event to the next. Yet, somehow it still works on a visual and visceral level. The characters are well developed for this genre, sort of reminiscent of those out of a modern day spaghetti western.

A Better Way to Die winds up being an entertaining mixed bag of sorts--one that, if not taken too seriously, can take you for a nice ride.


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