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Boiling Point (1993)

A pair of sociopath killers take on the police and the mob in order to make one last big score.

Director:

James B. Harris

Writers:

Gerald Petievich (novel), James B. Harris (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wesley Snipes ... Jimmy Mercer
Dennis Hopper ... Rudolph 'Red' Diamond
Lolita Davidovich ... Vikki Dunbar
Viggo Mortensen ... Ronnie
Seymour Cassel ... Virgil Leach
Jonathan Banks ... Max Waxman
Christine Elise ... Carol
Tony Lo Bianco ... Tony Dio
Valerie Perrine ... Mona
James Tolkan ... Levitt
Paul Gleason ... Transaction Man
Lorraine Evanoff ... Connie
Stephanie Williams Stephanie Williams ... Sally Mercer (as Stephanie E. Williams)
Tobin Bell ... Roth
Bobby Hosea ... Steve
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Storyline

Red is an aging scam-artist who's just been released from prison together with Ronnie, a young and not-so-bright hoodlum who is easily manipulated. Their new business is to organize fake-money sales and then kill the buyer to take his money; but when Ronnie kills an undercover secret service agent, his partner Jimmy Mercer vows revenge and is given one week to catch the killers before being transferred. Written by Giancarlo Cairella <vertigo@imdb.com>

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He's a cop who reached the Boiling Point


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Money Men See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,006,019, 18 April 1993, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,058,318
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Company Credits

Production Co:

StudioCanal See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Cinematographer King Baggot was also the cinematographer on the 1982 prison drama "Fast Walking" also directed by James B. Harris. See more »

Goofs

When the junkie girl blows up the house with built up gas from the stove, there is a flame showing lit in blue on one of the stove burners before she strikes the lighter; there would be no gas built up in the house... There would be no explosion. See more »

Quotes

Tony Dio: Fuck you!
[Ronnie shoots him]
Rudolph 'Red' Diamond: Fuck me?
[laughs]
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Referenced in Fear Me (2016) See more »

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I Was Starting to Feel Romantic
Written and Produced by Daniel May
Performed by The Danny May Orchestra
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It's Not That Bad
4 January 2005 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

I'm slightly puzzled as to some of the harsher comments featuring BOILING POINT . I will confess that it's not a thriller classic but I will defend it against the accusation that it's a terrible movie Red ( Dennis Hopper ) is released from prison and owes some mafia types money and so is given a seven day ultimatum . Jimmy ( Wesley Snipes - And no early 90s urban thriller is complete without Wesley Snipes )loses a friend in the course of duty and the audience instantly know that these two unconnected characters will tie in with the plot somehow - And they do in a script that while not being the most tightly plotted screenplay you will ever see since there's a few too many characters involved is at least undemanding and easy to follow .

On the style front it's not exactly in the same league as HEAT but probably contains more substance than an episode of MAIMI VICE while we also get to see an early supporting role from Viggo Mortenson . I rate BOILING POINT six out of ten


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