The gruesome murder of a Brooklyn Detective will turn the case into a personal vendetta when the deceased's best friend and fellow officer will unleash an all-out attack against a psychotic Mafia enforcer's brutal gang.
This movie tells the story of a man who goes undercover in a hi-tech prison to find out information to help prosecute those who killed his wife. While there he stumbles onto a plot involving a death-row inmate and his $200 million stash of gold.
Don Michael Paul
Brooklyn cop Gino Felino is about to go outside and play catch with his son Tony when he receives a phone call alerting him that his best friend Bobby Lupo has been shot dead in broad daylight on 18th Avenue in front of his wife Laurie Lupo and his two kids by drug kingpin Richie Madano, who has been Gino and Bobby's enemy since childhood. As Gino is hunting Madano down, Gino discovers the motive behind Bobby's murder. This is when Gino's hunt for Madano leads to the showdown of a lifetime.Written by
Todd Baldridge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The movie was originally over 30 minutes longer, which included some more plot details and character development. Steven Seagal cut some of William Forsythe's scenes because he felt that Forsythe was upstaging him. Also, editor Michael Eliot re-edited the original cut of the movie. He did the same job with some other Warner Bros movies. Some scenes were deleted and some others were cut down for pacing. This is why there are two montage scenes with no dialogue in the finished film. Re-editing also caused some minor continuity mistakes. See more »
When Gino enters Richie's hideout in the final conflict of the movie, he is carrying a single pump shotgun, which requires a pump per shot fired. Upon entering the kitchen he consecutively shoots three different people without pumping (loading a shell into the chamber) the shotgun once. See more »
Det. Gino Felino:
Come over here, Vinnie. Listen, you shouldn't talk to me that way. You know why? 'Cause like, you and I, we don't know each other so good. You were still suckin' your thumb when your brother was around town suckin' dicks. But just the same, you shouldn't talk so tough, all right?
If my brother was here, you wouldn't talk shit like that.
Det. Gino Felino:
Yeah, but he's not here. And you know why he's not here?
Det. Gino Felino:
'Cause he's a chickenshit fuckin' pussy asshole.
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The Australian free to air version was heavily edited for violence and coarse language when screened on Channel 9 in order to meet the standards for an M classification to be screened at 8:30pm. Some small scenes are even edited out all together as they were deemed too violent for television. Later broadcasts have relaxed their classification standards and the movie has been screened at a later time for a MA15+ or AV15+ classification. See more »
This is Steven Seagal's best movie. In it, he actually wrestles with the character he plays, and comes up with a dramatic performance that, while no Brando, is still quite believable.
This is a very violent film. It is also a very troubling film. William Forsythe - who also turns in a better than average performance - plays a lower-rung mob boss who, strung out on crack and finding his girl-friend cheating on him, turns psychotic and suicidal. Not a good mix - he starts blowing people away just because they irritate him a little.
The film is also an attempt to deal with the continuing fragmentation of neighborhood communities that were once the heart and soul of larger cities. The community is preserved, but only tentatively - the seeds of its eventual collapse have clearly been planted. The extreme violence of the film thus becomes the manifestation of a unresolvable frustration with the tensions of a community falling apart.
All this adds up to a surprisingly complex Steven Seagal action film that will haunt you long after the closing credits.
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