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Payback: Straight Up (2006)

Video  -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  10 April 2007 (USA)
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Porter is shot by his wife and best friend and is left to die. When he survives he plots revenge.

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Val's Thug (archive footage)
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Justin Fairfax (archive footage)
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Det. Hicks (archive footage)
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Porter (archive footage)
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Phil (archive footage)
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Val Resnick (archive footage)
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Mrs. Bronson (voice) (archive footage)
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Pearl (archive footage) (as Lucy Alexis Liu)
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Hit Man on 'L' Platform (archive footage)
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Porter is shot by his wife and best friend and is left to die. When he survives he plots revenge.

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He's back with a vengeance.


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During the DVD documentaries and commentaries included in this version of Payback, director Brian Helgeland states that he can now appreciate the theatrical, audience-friendly cut created from his movie. At the time he wrote and directed Payback, his commentary reveals that with the 1970's, gritty, crime-drama tableau, the unhappy ending was in keeping with the outcomes of so many of the popular films of that period. See more »

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When Porter and Val run their Nova into the Chows' car, although the cars have impacted and come to a dead stop, the reaction shot of Porter and Val shows buildings still moving past the side windows. Also, Porter's head has snapped forward all the way to the steering wheel before Val even reacts to the crash. See more »

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[first lines]
Val Resnick: Oh, I bet you got a lot of questions rattling around in your head.
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edges out the original
13 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to agree with the previous poster's comments. I do miss Mel's voice over a bit and especially the opening score. Overall this version is better, but just edges out the original. It is really cool to see a movie which was good to begin with, but with a twist and still good. I found Maria Bello's performance towards the end especially powerful. I'm still on the fence about the very end.

A lot of good extras on the DVD, the director's narration in particular. You have to feel for Brian; it never ceases to amaze me some of the BS the directors have to coupe with from the studio executives. For the most part, the successful films have been ones which are new and original, where the studio exec's always seem take the exact opposite stance.


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