When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he's no longer breathing.
A police sergeant must rally the cops and prisoners together to protect themselves on New Year's Eve, just as corrupt policeman surround the station with the intent of killing all to keep their deception in the ranks.
The daughter of an actor father and a social-climber mother, Domino Harvey, bored with her life, decides to join the team of Ed Moseby and becomes a bounty hunter. But she gets in trouble when the Mafia's money is stolen from an armored truck, while Moseby and his crew are participating in a reality show produced by Mark Heiss. The situation gets out of control when the sons of a rival mobster are kidnapped while the FBI is monitoring two gangs of mobsters. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Mickey Rourke initially turned down the role of Ed as he felt the script was weak and wanted to take part in Guy Ritchie's Revolver (2005), which was shooting at the same time. However, he gave in when director Tony Scott re-wrote the part with Rourke specifically in mind. See more »
When Domino tells her mother she loves her in the pool, she removes her goggles completely, but in the next shot they are on her head. See more »
What a brilliant movie. Each movie Tony Scott produces builds on the experience of the previous, and this one is no exception.
Unlike the previous commentator, I didn't know Domino Harvey personally so I can't make any assertions as to it being a fitting tribute to her or not. I can only speak on the film as is. This one is quite light hearted compared with say Man On Fire, and you'll split yourself laughing as characters and scene's unfold.
The movie, like all of Scotts is very high paced, and would hold the attention of the most severely profound case of ADHD. No time is wasted on point extraction, if you want that kind of detail, look for Peter Jackson movies and prepare to be bored senseless.
I became a fan of Tony Scott movies after watching Spy Game, and concluded it was the best movie I'd ever seen, until I saw Man on Fire... and then concluded the same until I've seen this. It just gets better and better.
If I had one criticism it would be the cross over in soundtracks from Man On Fire. Thats just me I guess, sound means a lot to me and triggers a lot of things for me. Actor/Character selection was excellent. If you liked Spy Game & Man on Fire, then get this movie, it will not disappoint.
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