Coming from a police family, Tom Hardy ends up fighting his uncle after the murder of his father. Tom believes the killer is another cop and goes on the record with his allegations. Demoted then to river duty, the killer taunts Tom.
Sarah Jessica Parker,
An aging alcoholic cop is assigned the task of escorting a witness from police custody to a courthouse 16 blocks away. There are, however, chaotic forces at work that prevent them from making it in one piece.
When a family is held hostage, former hostage negotiator Jeff Talley arrives at the scene. Talley's own family is kidnapped and Talley must decide which is more important: saving a family he doesn't even know or saving his own family.
Serena Scott Thomas
After a single, career-minded woman is left on her own to give birth to the child of a married man, she finds a new romantic chance in a cab driver. Meanwhile, the point-of-view of the newborn boy is narrated through voice-over.
Joe hits the thug with a bottle and the thug says, "You bastard." Then Joe says, "And then some," without moving his lips. See more »
Locker Room Kid:
Billy Cole. Billy Cole.
The first half stunk! Open the holes up! Get in there like hogs! Like pigs!
Locker Room Kid:
Billy Cole. You got a call on line three.
Let's go out there in this half and kick some butt! Let's get out of this town as a winner! I hate Cleveland!
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The Finnish K16 version is heavily cut. It has lost several scenes entirely to the scissors. The whacked-put baseball player shooting other players in the beginning of the movie has been shortened, the beating of Willis in the alley, Willis shooting thugs from both hips, Willis bashing a guy's nose to his brains, Willis shooting thugs holding his gun inside a puppet, Damon Wayans' hand being shot is completely removed, and Willis killing "the bad guy" (him splattering to the helicopter is no more either). See more »
I'll see your Lethal Weapon and raise you a Die Hard...
There are chick flicks, family flicks and guy flicks and so there should be. No prizes for guessing which category this one falls into.
My favourite action movie is 'Die Hard' (the original, not the pumped up sequels), but I don't mind telling you: this one ain't far behind. There are cars, guns, chases and foul language, and you can cut the testosterone with a spade. Exactly the way it should be. And some of the funniest dialogue you'll ever hear.
Bruce Willis was made for this kind of movie, and his shambolic, wise-cracking Joe Hallenbeck is easily his best creation since John McClane. Damon Wayans, who I don't normally like, is also surprisingly good as the sidekick; and Danielle Harris must have been the envy of the 8th grade when she made this. What a script to give to a 13-year old kid!
You want culture: go see 'Amadeus'. You want thrills and fun and laughter: leave the critical faculties at home and go see this. I wish there were more like it.
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