Jake Vig (Burns) is a consummate grifter about to pull his biggest con yet, one set to avenge his friend's murder. But his last scam backfired, leaving him indebted to a mob boss (Hoffman) and his enforcer.
A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi and The Boss. Slevin is under constant surveillance by relentless Detective Brikowski as well as the infamous assassin Goodkat and finds himself having to hatch his own ingenious plot to get them before they get him.
Callum Crane is in line for appointment to the federal bench during the same week he forces himself, while drunk, on a new secretary at his office who has firmly said no to him. It's also the same week Nathan Corrigan (a young, callow ex-con) goes to the city to meet his biological father, the same Callum Crane. They meet and before Nathan can tell Crane who he is, Crane offers him money to kill the secretary, who has threatened to go to the police. Nathan takes an envelop of cash and the woman's photo, tells friends about it, and throws away the envelop. One of the friends, who needs money, retrieves the envelop and sets out to kill the woman. Can Nathan stop the crime? Written by
Pullman announces that he had received a phone call that he has been offered a Federal Judgeship and will take the bench in a week. In fact, Federal Judgeships require Congressional approval which is lengthy process, often many months. See more »
"Unsafe @ Any Speed"
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I wasn't expecting much of this film when it first came on HBO, but I was suitably impressed; so much so, I now wonder why they never had a theater release!
Devon Sawa stars as the unlikely hero, a ne'er-do-well named Nathan who heads to the big city to find the father (Bill Pullman) he never knew. Unfortunately, his father is a slimy, calculating lawyer named Callum Crane, who is being blackmailed by the young woman whom he assaulted. Looking for a way out, Callum tries to recruit Nathan to help him out of this mess. Nathan soon finds himself wrapped up in a web of murder, blackmail, and double-crossing in which he doesn't know who to trust. The actors do a tremendous job of allowing the characters to *breathe* -- they all elicit sympathy or at least interest, they all have dreams, nightmares, secrets, failings, and passions. This movie brings out the best and worst in human nature and every person in this film, and I was enthralled as I watched it unfold. This is just my kind of movie -- dark, stylishly shot, with a steady plot and characters who shock you with their vindictiveness yet captivate you with their surprising humanity. Truly, don't miss it.
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