A story of how obsession, addiction and abuse cause a young woman to execute an elaborate plan of revenge.

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Kat
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Al
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Reilly
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Liz
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Vic
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Jose (as Vincent LaResca)
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Clancy
Kay Hawtrey ...
Marge
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Cop #1
Tim Eddis ...
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Hardee T. Lineham ...
Father Duffel (as Hardee Lineham)
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Fran
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Gertie (as Nola Auguston)
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Danny
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Storyline

Kate and her brutish boyfriend Big Al sell handguns on the streets of New York. She's smart, stylish, and self-confident, but all that leaves her when Al, in a jealous and self-indulgent rage, beats her. Three friends encourage her recovery: Vic, a woman who would like to be Kate's lover; Reilly, who runs with Al but also is attracted to Kate and repulsed by Al's violence; and, Liz, the counselor assigned to Kate from a battered-women's program. Vic and Reilly talk about killing Al, Liz gives pep talks; Kate remains frightened. Will Al's menace and Kate's dependency hold sway? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Nobody does revenge like a woman.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for pervasive strong language including graphic sexual references, violence, sexuality and some drug use | See all certifications »

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30 November 2006 (Greece)  »

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Calibre 45  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Heather Graham was considered for the role of Kate. See more »

Goofs

When Big Al pees on the side of the building, you can hear the sound but after he walks off, there is no pee on the ground. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Kat: Big Al has a huge cock.
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Connections

References 60 Minutes (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Go Away Mr. Blues
Written by Bobby Robinson & June Bateman
Performed by Nobel "Thin Man" Watts & June Bateman
Courtesy of Bobby Robinson Sweet Soul Music
By Arrangement with Spirit Music Group
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I loved this movie!
28 January 2007 | by (los angeles) – See all my reviews

Writer/Director Gary Lennon creates a gritty, almost surreal world, and captures visceral performances from a top-notch cast, including my favorite, Milla Jovavich (The Fifth Element). The writing is crisp, with a story that pushes forward like a freight train. Lennon, who I believe started as a playwright, has a great ear for dialog. The performances, enhanced by superb direction, seamless editing, and an exceptional score, shine as the best work these actors have done to date. Angus MacFadyen, so great in "Braveheart," plays an entirely different kind of bad guy here, and he manages to pull off both barbarism and oily charm. Jovavich is sexy, tough and vulnerable. I will definitely buy this movie and keep it in my DVD collection next to "Mean Streets" and "Laws of Gravity." Lennon is the rare director who can create a film so violent, and at the same time, poetic, thoughtful and beautiful. It's tough to watch, and impossible to look away.


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