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Point Blank (1998)

Convicted corporate criminal Howard engineers a prison break as he and a number of fellow inmates are being transferred to a new facility. The escapees storm a shopping mall and take a ... See full summary »

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Werner Schreyer ...
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Wallace
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Howard
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Joe Ray
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Armani
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Darla
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Hardwood
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Convicted corporate criminal Howard engineers a prison break as he and a number of fellow inmates are being transferred to a new facility. The escapees storm a shopping mall and take a group of shoppers hostage (after killing many more of them) before making their demands. Only Rudy, a former mercenary and brother of one of the fugitives, can take out the criminals before more of the hostages die. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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They're the most dangerous criminals in Texas. And they're seriously out of control.

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Rated R for pervasive violence, sexuality, drug use and language | See all certifications »
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15 December 1998 (USA)  »

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A costo della vita  »

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First collaboration of Rourke and Trejo. They would later appear together in Dead in Tombstone, music clip Hero and Once Upon a Time in Mexico. See more »

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The back of the bazooka fired during the opening credits is closed. See more »

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Dad: You know Joe. Nothing seem to bother him except being locked up.
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What was Rourke Thinking?
26 March 2004 | by (United States Minor Outlying Islands) – See all my reviews

This is one bad film. With clumsy editing, terrible performances and rip-offs galore! One of the major missteps is the editing. Rourke's character Rudy is a supposed "Karate Master" but when he does a roundhouse kick to a guy it first cuts to the foot then jaggedly cuts to Rourke killing him. This is Rourke's monotone years, where you need subtitles to hear what's he's saying. If you somehow hear the wretched dialogue he's reciting, mute the TV. It is better without the sound anyway. Danny Trejo gets shot like 15 times (twice in the HEAD!) and he's wearing a motorcycle jacket! Just don't watch this film unless you're having a party and everybody is drunk.

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