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Payback (1995)

Oscar Bonsetter tells a dying prisoner that he will take revenge on the sadistic guard who killed him. In exchange, Oscar is told of a stash of money. Oscar is eventually released from ... See full summary »

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Anthony Hickox

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Sam Bernard
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
C. Thomas Howell ... Oscar Bonsetter
Joan Severance ... Rose Gullerman
Marshall Bell ... Tom "Gully" Gullerman
Richard Burgi ... Al Keegan
John Toles-Bey ... Marcus Jackson
R.G. Armstrong ... Mac
Steve Wilcox ... Tough Guy
Lisa Robin Kelly ... Teenage Girl
David Anthony Higgins ... Jim Koval
Denise Bessette Denise Bessette ... Jim's Wife
Breckin Meyer ... Jim's Son
Katherine Barrese Katherine Barrese ... Woman in Prison
Dana Sheehan Dana Sheehan ... Guard
Frank Strick Frank Strick ... Gun Seller
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Oscar Bonsetter tells a dying prisoner that he will take revenge on the sadistic guard who killed him. In exchange, Oscar is told of a stash of money. Oscar is eventually released from prison but when he goes to get revenge, he gets sidetracked by the now-handicapped guard and his alluring wife, Rose. The tension builds as Oscar becomes more and more attracted to Rose. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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When a woman stands in the way of a man's revenge, it can be deadly.

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Thriller

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Rated R for strong sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1995 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Naplata See more »

Filming Locations:

Cambria, California, USA See more »

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Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Body Talk
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better than most lower-rate erotic thrillers
13 May 2015 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Oscar Bonsetter (C. Thomas Howell) is a punk sent to prison for a shootout in a convenient store. He promises dying elderly prisoner Mac to avenge his death against the sadistic guard Gully (Marshall Bell). In return, he tells Oscar of a hidden stash of cash. Both Gully and Oscar are after the cash but neither has the complete picture. Gully tortures Oscar but he never submits. Oscar is released and finds Gully now blind. Oscar is also attracted to Gully's waitress wife Rose (Joan Severance).

This has the basics of a good Hitchcockian thriller. It's three characters with their own agenda and secrets in a seacliff diner. The style is too much exploitation B-movie. The writing is not necessarily well done but it's certainly better than most lower-rate erotic thrillers.


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