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Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio,
Independent of each other, the Pal family - parents Hazari and Kamla, and their three offspring Amrita, Shambu and Manooj - and Max Lowe arrive in Calcutta, their initial dealings there ... See full summary »
No-nonsense Chicago PD detective Truman Gates is a particularly well-heeled policeman, carrying both a nickel plated Beretta 92F 9mm automatic in a shoulder holster, and a snub nosed Smith and Wesson model 19 .357 magnum revolver on his right hip. Presumably, the revolver is his backup weapon as he uses the Beretta, almost exclusively. See more »
None of the semi-automatic and full-automatic firearms used in the film eject empty shell casings while they are being fired. See more »
This wasn't too bad an action movie but it wasn't all that memorable, either. It's another Liberal elitist script that shows hillbillies as vengeful dumb-ass hicks. There also is the normal religious cheap shot of showing the morons put their hands on the Bible and say "a life for a life. Amen." That's the typical subliminal message for their viewers that anyone who reads the Bible isn't really a moral person, but revenge just like them.
These "believers" then head for Chicago to get their brother's killer.
There was a good cast in the film with Patrick Swayze and Liam Neeson making an interesting one-two in the lead roles.
I actually would watch this again, some 15 years later, just to see some of the supporting cast: people who have gone on to become pretty famous such as Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Ted Levine, Ben Stiller and others.
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