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A businessman gets caught up in extortion, murder and blackmail.

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Chelsy Reynolds ...
Gena
Bradley Armstrong Donohue ...
Boyfriend
Tamara Cholakian ...
Kate
Robert Baugh ...
Pete Farmer
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Henry Clark
Roy Tate ...
Ron Sloan
Paula Stevens ...
Liz
Robert Reiser ...
Jack
Beny Hafkamp ...
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Baron Gerrick ...
Prosecutor #1
Brian Dill ...
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Racquel Krupsaw ...
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Linda Brandes ...
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Raine Montgomery ...
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Alex Zindvyev ...
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Henry, an uptight businessman who sometimes acts with questionable ethics, nevertheless rejects Ron, a scam artist who wants a partner. Ron won't let up and finds a lever to blackmail Henry, whose daughter Gina has killed a pedestrian in a hit-and-run car accident. To protect Gina, Henry disposes of Ron, but a murderous sociopath witnesses this crime. Henry and this stranger bond in an odd way, telling stories about their childhoods. Henry makes a deal with the stranger, helping to get rid of the body of one of the stranger's victims. Will this act seal a bargain between the two men and get Henry off the hook, or will the stranger threaten Henry and Gina? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for language, violence and some nudity | See all certifications »
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Madsen and Hopper Just Try So Hard...
4 October 2007 | by (Maryland, USA) – See all my reviews

Like most everyone who views this movie, I did it for the stars Michael Madsen and Dennis Hopper. The two are extremely underrated and sadly, because of that, have to headline a lot of crap. In this film, Hopper plays a guy who accidentally kills a blackmailer and is offered help from the mysterious Madsen.

The film actually isn't as terrible as it could have been. I've seen both in much worse, both independently and working together (LAPD, horrible film). The direction was pretty poor and the script needed a few re-writes, but both give the best performance possible with the material offered. Also the ending is pretty strong, so you can tell the story had potential. But when a glowing review of a film is, "It could have been much worse", it doesn't say much for the film itself.

All in all, this is one that can easily be skipped if neither of these actors draw you in. But if you're a fan of either or both, give it a watch. They both give strong performances that outshine the obvious flaws of the film. Trust me, there are much worse options out there.


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