In this action thriller, Denzel Washington plays Nick Styles, the assistant district attorney of L.A. The film opens in his early days as a cop on the L.A.P.D. During a carnival, master criminal Earl Talbot Blake creates a scene after a botched drug deal. Styles and Blake confront each other, during which Blake is wounded by Styles and later sent to prison. Seven years later, Blake escapes from prison during a parole board hearing to carry out his revenge against Styles, and what follows is a violent series of events that destroys Styles' career. This sets the stage for one last bloody duel between Styles and Blake.Written by
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The film is supposed to take place in the same universe as the Die Hard franchise, however, some of the supporting characters went on to have different roles in later films, most notably John Amos. See more »
After Blake places Jesse's dead body behind the wheel of the bookmobile, you can clearly see no body behind the wheel as the truck in flames drives off the cliff. See more »
For the Indian release, the CBFC removed visuals of hard blow on the groin by Blake in the prison. (When he enters, the prison), dialogue spoken by Blake with your wife's pubic hair, dialogue spoken by Blake 'To fuck your wife, your daughter and dog', 30% fight outside the court particularly reduce killings and visuals of blood, close shots of bare breasts of the girl and the visuals of the nude girl and Nick from the point she goes on top of him till the sequence goes into long shot, visuals of close shots of nude girl and Nick in the bed on the T. V. Screen in the play back and all close and mid shots of nude and bare breasts girls in the club to achieve an 'A' (restricted to adults) certificate. It has remained cut since and never re-submitted for an uncut version. See more »
Words and Music by Nile Rodgers, Bernard Edwards and Princessa
Published by Tommy Jymi Music, Inc.
Admin. by Warner-Tamerlane Music (BMI), Bernard Edward Productions (Admin. by WB Music Corp.) (ASCAP)
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On The Bounce
A strong opening sequence, reminiscent of titles straight from a Hitchcock movie, bodes well and it's Denzel to the max from the opening frames. 'Ricochet' is very much a product of the 80's in its look and sound, and there's a hard edge and some snappy dialog that really pushes the action forward without pulling any of its numerous punches. This is most likely down to the screenplay being penned by Steven de Souza who wrote Die Hard; DH 2; 48 Hours and Another 48 Hours, some of the previous decades' defining films. John Lithgow's performance is suitably deranged, Kevin Pollack provides solid support (nice impression in the early stages). It's a good story, not without a Hitchcockian twist or two, arguably not particularly polished as a final product, but still a barrel load of kitschy '80's fun. Worth a look, especially for Denzel fans.
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