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The setup. The betrayal. Vengeance is coming.
Detective Jack Lucas, a harried, self-hating, Los Angeles police detective races against the clock to clear his name when he's framed for a series of killings committed by a crafty serial killer, who targets him as his latest fall guy. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Lou Diamond Phillips ... Jack Lucas

Edoardo Ballerini ... Oliver Chadwicke

Kari Wuhrer ... Jessica Tarrant

Gwen McGee ... Carla Gifford

Carmen Argenziano ... Warren Lucas

Iva Hasperger ... Sandy

Steven Bauer ... Greg Pruitt
Rex Ryon ... Joe Dexter

David Reivers ... Ray Bressler
Guy Ecker ... Al Voss

Jack McGee ... Eddie
Amye Williams ... Mother

Troy Byer ... Kelly (as Troy Beyer)
Mike Butters ... Mike
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Whitney Dylan ... Julie (uncredited)

James Eckhouse ... Dorland, Polygraph Technician (uncredited)
Lee Lazarow ... Beer Delivery Man (uncredited)

Directed by
John Terlesky 
Writing credits
Dennis Shryack (written by) &
Peter Bellwood (written by)

Produced by
Mark Burg .... executive producer
Neil Elman .... co-producer
Stephen Gates .... executive producer
Lisa M. Hansen .... producer (as Lisa Hansen)
Paul Hertzberg .... producer
Oren Koules .... executive producer
J.P. Pettinato .... producer
Hans Ritter .... co-producer (as Hans C. Ritter)
J.B. Roberts .... executive producer
Original Music by
Joseph Williams  (as Joseph Stanley Williams)
Cinematography by
Maximo Munzi 
Film Editing by
Daniel Duncan 
Casting by
Fern Champion 
Mark Paladini 
Production Design by
Timothy Roberts 
Art Direction by
Gary Constable 
Set Decoration by
Jennifer Knepshield 
Costume Design by
Bonnie Stauch 
Makeup Department
Simone Almekias-Siegl .... makeup department head
Michelle Werner .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Christopher Kulikowski .... post-production supervisor
Maureen P. Mottley .... unit production manager
Vicki L. Sawyer .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Heather French .... second assistant director: second unit
Lance W. Lanfear .... second assistant director
Otto Michael Penzato .... first assistant director (as Otto Penzato)
Jimmy Sprague .... second second assistant director
Roy Unger .... second unit director: title sequence
Art Department
Michael J. Bertolina .... on-set dresser
Jamie Callahan .... lead man
Kimberly Cronin .... second assistant props
Cheyenne Day .... dresser
Chris Dechert .... assistant property master
Christopher Duran .... construction foreman
Greg Guinasso .... dresser
Lee Lazarow .... property master
Anya Madsen .... second assistant props
Philippe Majdalani .... art department production assistant
Jay Marentay .... dresser
Thomas Monauni .... construction coordinator
Tony Sgarro .... dresser
Sound Department
Brion Condon .... boom operator
Adam De Coster .... foley walker (as Adam DeCoster)
Thomas Kilzer .... adr recordist (as Tom Kilzer)
Samuel Libraty .... supervising sound editor
Jimmy Lifton .... sound supervisor
D.J. Lynch .... dialogue editor
Earl Martin .... dialogue editor
Steve Morantz .... additional sound mixer
Steve Weiss .... sound mixer
Jeffrey R. Whitcher .... sound effects editor (as Jeff Whitcher)
Larry Mauro .... background sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
David Waine .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Brady Hallongren .... title opticals supervisor
Sean Hewitt .... optical printer operator
Rita Schrag .... optical printing supervisor
Jim Stewart .... optical designer
Kurt Bryant .... stunt coordinator
Thomas Dewier .... stunts (as Tom Dewieir)
Al Goto .... stunts
Roy E. Harrison .... stunts (as Roy Harrison)
John Koyama .... stunts
Frank Lloyd .... stunts
Simon Rhee .... stunts
Koichi Sakamoto .... stunts
Nathan Siebring .... stunts (as Nate Sebring)
Camera and Electrical Department
John A. Burke .... first assistant camera
Massimo Cecchini .... second assistant camera: second unit
Henry Coccetti .... gaffer (as Henry Coccetti)
Kevin D'Melo .... grip (as Kevin D'Mello)
Carlos de Varona .... second assistant camera (as Carlos Devarona)
George Gregory .... dolly grip
Samuel Hamilton .... grip (as Sam Hamilton)
Michael Handley .... electrician
Brian Hart .... electrician
Skip Haswell .... grip (as William Haswell)
Alexandra Kravetz .... second assistant camera
Grg Magidow .... first assistant camera: second unit (as Greg Magidow)
BJ McDonnell .... grip
David Meyers .... electrician
Ralph Muñoz .... grip
Larry Newberg .... still photographer
Vince Palomino .... key grip (as Vincent Palomino)
Mike Reppert .... best boy electric
Bradley Richard .... second assistant camera: second unit (as Bradley V. Richard)
K. Blair Rogers .... camera loader
David Santana .... grip
Dustin Ray Schnakenberg .... grip
Mike Skor .... first assistant camera: second camera (as Michael Skor)
Brett Smith .... electrician
Jason Smith .... grip
Wayne Swab .... electrician
Matthew-Michael Tarro .... second assistant camera
Kenneth W. Thornton .... first assistant camera: second unit (as Kenny Thornton)
Alpheus Underhill .... electrician
Roy Unger .... director of photography: additional photography
Dana W. .... grip
Michael Weeks .... electrician (as Mike Weeks)
Aiken Weiss .... camera operator: second unit
Steve Witcomb .... second assistant camera: second unit (as Steve Whitcomb)
Warren Yeager .... camera operator
Nicolas Zapata .... grip (as Nicolas Zapata)
Casting Department
Scott Rosen .... casting assistant
Debe Waisman .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carlie Tracey .... wardrobe supervisor
Ednita Trivino .... set costumer (as Ednita Trivino-Madden)
Editorial Department
Mato .... color timer
Location Management
Christopher Byrne .... location manager
Steven S. Glenn .... assistant location manager
Transportation Department
Geno Hart .... transportation coordinator
Steve Larson .... transportation office manager
Larry Levine .... transportation captain (as Lucky Larry Levine)
Other crew
Scott Ankeny .... set production assistant
Scottie Bairstow .... set production assistant
Randolph Bookman .... set production assistant
Randall Brown .... office production assistant
Kristian Burrows .... craft service
Jason Capone .... post-production accountant
Sarah Clifford .... assistant production coordinator (as Sarah J. Clifford)
Pamela Corey .... assistant to producers
Angela Curtis .... craft service assistant
Cris De Arce .... set production assistant
Laurette Dobson .... script supervisor (as Laurette 'Tita' Dobson)
Sarah J. Donohue .... production coordinator
Adam Gordon .... assistant to producers
Rosa Hernandez .... post-production accountant
Carey Kienitz .... assistant accountant
Reed Kowit .... set production assistant
William M. Povletich .... production accountant
Sariah Schnakenberg .... key set production assistant
Gabrielle Weidman .... office production assistant

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexual content
95 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Stock footage used: The opening car chase are edited scenes from The Corruptor (1999), while the finale (another big car chase) was originally seen in Marked for Death (1990).See more »
Crew or equipment visible: In the chase scene there a few instances of a passenger in the BMW as well as one scene in which there are people in the back seats as wellSee more »
Movie Connections:
Edited from The Corruptor (1999)See more »
The Natives are RestlessSee more »


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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Disappointing lack of editing finesse!, 12 March 2006
Author: mwagrp from United States

It always amuses me when bad editing results in cars magically having regrown hubcaps that clearly flew off in an earlier scene - just seconds earlier.

It struck me that the final car chase scene was very familiar, from the way the blue BMW zigzagged across the park and jumped the wall, followed closely by a beige Dodge Ram. I thought it was remarkably similar to a scene I remembered from a Steven Seagal movie, probably "Marked for Death" which I saw in the early Nineties. Then I noticed that the mag wheels had miraculously changed from alloy spokes to gold BBS honeycomb style wheels... and the shade of blue wasn't right, either. If you're observant, you can clearly see both Seagal and his co-star companion in the truck (supposedly now driven by Phillips, who elsewhere is shown to be alone in the vehicle) at various times, but most noticeably when it spins round and enters the sidewalk, and again as it gets back on the street.

If you watch closely, you can even see those nasty Jamaican drug dealers from the 1990 movie in the BMW... in one scene there is a black hand hanging out of the passenger side window (when there's supposed to be no passenger at all in either car)

You sort of feel cheated when they pull this kind of stunt on the audience. Did they manage to save so much money after paying royalties to the owners of the Seagal movie? Or did budget constraints prevent them from staging their own car chase and doing their own stunts..? I'm told that the opening car chase was similarly taken from another movie which I haven't yet seen.

Recycling in general may be sensible and politically correct - but this is taking the concept too far. Moviegoers should be entitled to a partial refund - or free copies of the movies from which these scenes were lifted.

Lou Diamond Phillips has done better work for decades. It does him no favors to be associated with a production which relies so heavily on disingeniously regurgitated material.

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