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Out for Justice (1991)

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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.

Director:

John Flynn

Writer:

R. Lance Hill (as David Lee Henry)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Seagal ... Det. Gino Felino
William Forsythe ... Richie Madano
Jerry Orbach ... Capt. Ronnie Donziger
Jo Champa ... Vicky Felino
Shareen Mitchell ... Laurie Lupo
Sal Richards Sal Richards ... Frankie
Gina Gershon ... Patti Madano
Jay Acovone ... Bobby Arms
Nick Corello Nick Corello ... Joey Dogs (as Nicky Corello)
Robert LaSardo ... Bochi (as Robert Lasardo)
John Toles-Bey ... King
Joe Spataro Joe Spataro ... Det. Bobby Lupo
Ron Brumbelow Ron Brumbelow ... Cop
Jack Cipolla Jack Cipolla ... Cop
Chic Daniel ... Cop (as Charles Daniel)
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Storyline

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 <sandib@eastky.com>

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Taglines:

Steven Seagal is... Out for Justice! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language, and for sensuality and drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | Spanish

Release Date:

12 April 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Price of Our Blood See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,524,026, 14 April 1991

Gross USA:

$39,673,161

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,673,161
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (heavily cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo (4 channels)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie is loosely based on the real life story of Costabile "Gus" Farace; who killed an undercover DEA agent and was the subject of manhunts by the cops and the mob. In real life, the mob found Gus Farace first. See more »

Goofs

When Gino takes the roller away from Richie, you see it in Gino's right hand as he pushes Richie through the window. The scene cuts to Gino, who flexes his arms to show his right hand is empty. Another cut to Richie attacking Gino, who once again has the roller in his right hand. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Ronnie Donziger: I'm gettin' too old for this shit, Gino.
Det. Gino Felino: I know what you mean.
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Alternate Versions

The Norwegian VHS version had several scenes trimmed down for violence. These scenes are:
  • 1. The pimp beating the hooker is trimmed down.
  • 2. Richie shooting Bobby one more time after he put the card on his chest.
  • 3. Richie shooting a woman, the shot where he drags here out of the car.
  • 4. The meat clever in the hand was completely removed.
  • 5. The scene when Gino shoots of Bobby Arms leg was also completely removed.
  • 6. The whole sequence when Gino stabs a corkscrew in Richie's head was also removed.
  • 7. The extra shot of Richie's body with the corkscrew in the head.
  • All these scenes was later restored in the Region 2 DVD.
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Connections

References Lethal Weapon (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Bad Side Of The Town
Written by David Michael Frank, Steven Seagal and Todd Smallwood
Produced by David Michael Frank and Robert Jason
Performed by Sherwood Ball
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"I know the neighbourhood better than anyone else"
14 August 2010 | by lost-in-limboSee all my reviews

Now this is action! Out for justice is more like out for revenge on home turf. Bloody, gritty, relentless, pulpy and whispering Steven Seagal (…at his concise best). Nice, but making it work is that action maestro John Flynn is at the helm where he makes great use of the authentic Brooklyn backdrop and implements some cracking in-your-face set-pieces of Seagal harassing, causing a mess (that's property damage) and then effortlessly busting body parts. Oh it's a great sound! He even manages a few amusing wisecracks or so, although I could have heard less of his character's moving childhood stories with some sort of philosophical message, but we're just seeing the sincere reflective side of the man. Even taking time out to look after a dumped puppy, while after an elusive criminal (that he knew through childhood) that's roaming Brooklyn and who brutally killed his partner / friend in cold-blood. I guess this is to counter balance the violence… and there's a lot of it. However Seagal is overshadowed by William Forsythe's dominating, hot-headed and vicious drug fuelled gangster. Definitely one of the most insane villains put on screen and Forsythe milks out every opportunity to display it. When these two characters finally come to blows, it doesn't disappoint. Director John Flynn keeps it lean, mean and quite explosive in a familiar but well done manner, as he knows when to up the ante and to let it settle. The music soundtrack was the only thing I found to get in the way at times, trying to be hip in its flavour. The rest of the cast is reasonably good with the likes of Jerry Orbach, Gina Gershon and Julianna Margulies showing up. An entertainingly unapologetic action joint


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