A former street tough returns to his Philadelphia home after a stint in the military. Back on his home turf, he once again finds himself tangling with the mob boss who was instrumental in his going off to be a soldier.
February, 1991. Tommy, a Desert Storm marine dismayed that the US isn't taking out Saddam, breaks some rules and faces hard labor. An FBI agent offers him an out: go home to his gritty, dockside home in Pennsylvania and help get the goods on an Italian heroine dealer; in return, no prison time and no arrest of Tommy's brother Vincent and cousin Joey. Loyalty to family conflicts with loyalty to the code of the street. Can Tommy sort it out, protect his brother and cousin, and stay true? Do young men die - in the sands of the Middle East and on the mean streets of the US - for no reason? Written by
While the film is set in Philadelphia, it was filmed in Pittsburgh. See more »
When Tommy enters Reggio's mansion he clearly gets shot in the right shoulder/arm. His arm just hangs at his side and subsequently he carries his gun in his left hand. When he reaches the basement and finds his brother Vincent he is shown carrying the gun with his right hand with his left arm being limp. In the same scene he finishes clearing the room and has mobility in his left arm again to grab Vincent. Then when he gets shot in the back he is back to having a limp left arm and shoots the bodyguard with his right hand. See more »
When I saw my father shot dead outside ours house, I remember thinking he probably deserved it.
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This is a fancy production with all the right bells and whistles however it gives an impression of only being an assembly of second takes from past gangster flicks. There is nothing original or spellbinding in the film and unfortunately the acting comes across as only being phony. It rings of a small-town group trying to outdo the pros by imitating them. Like Dennis Hopper the movie is just not believable. I must say I do believe the storyline is credible along with all of the film's technical aspects though I find it hard to believe more of an effort wasn't made to appear unique and intriguing in overall presentation.
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