When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. When they learn how the American media circus can make a remorseless killer look like the victim and make them rich, they target media-savvy NYPD Homicide Detective Eddie Flemming and media-naive FDNY Fire Marshal Jordy Warsaw, the cops investigating their murder and torching of their former criminal partner, filming everything to sell to the local tabloid TV show "Top Story." Written by
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While the film was delayed, J. Peter Robinson was brought on to provide a new beefed up original score for the film as the studio was not happy with what 'Anthony Marinelli' had done musically for the film at that point. Marinelli had written about seventy minutes of music for the film. Robinson composed approximately thirty minutes of new material and retained about half of Marinelli's contribution which is why they share composing credit in the final credits for the film. See more »
When Jordy is in his apartment near the end of the film (before the shootout outside the courthouse) the bandage on his left hand appears and disappears several times. See more »
Written by Tom Chasteen & Anthony Marinelli (uncredited)
Performed by Ballistic Mystic
Produced by Anthony Marinelli (uncredited)
Courtesy of Exist Dance Music / Atom Candy
Under license from Bump Productions International See more »
This a rough, edgy film but the interesting characters make it entertaining for the full two hours. For some reason, I don't believe this film got a lot of publicity.
Karol Roder doesn't get any billing but he's as much a star in this movie as big-names Robert Redford and Edward Burns. Another actor who also has a key role, Oleg Taktarov, has no billing! Wow, they really hosed the Eastern European actors in here.
The film is partially another indictment against the tabloid press. Playing the villain in that regard is good 'ole "Frasier" from TV: Kelsey Grammar. He plays a foul-mouthed tabloid television sleazoid "Robert Hawkins.
Sometimes this got a bit too edgy for me, nor did I appreciate Burns' verbal blasphemy, but I also enjoyed some of the black humor in here. Overall, it's not a film that, frankly, was that memorable yet I would watch it again.
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