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In the Kingdom of the Blind, the Man with One Eye Is King (1995)

R | | Crime, Drama | March 1995 (USA)
Al is hired by an acquaintance who happens to be the local mob boss to track down his own brother who's wanted by the mafia for the murder of an important gangster figure. Is blood thicker than water?


Nick Vallelonga


Nick Vallelonga




Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Biehn ... Jackie Ryan
William Petersen ... Tony C.
Leo Rossi ... Moran
Paul Winfield ... Papa Joe
Kristian Alfonso ... Jeanna
Nick Vallelonga ... Al
Tony DiBenedetto Tony DiBenedetto ... Rico
Khalil Kain ... Dion
Tony Lip ... Paulie
Michael Cavalieri ... Gus
Quinn Duffy ... Micky
James Quattrochi ... Rudy (as James Quarter)
Jesse Corti ... Man On Cross
Brian Hayes Currie ... Westie #1
Patrick Robert Smith ... Westie #2 (as Patrick Smith)


Al is caught between his loyalty to the police force and his love for his brother in a tense setting. It seems that his brother, Rudy, was involved in a mob hit that could potentially start a gang war. Tony C., a local mob boss and childhood acquaintance of Al, hires him to find out who was involved in the hit. Al must find his brother and make some decisions. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for strong violence and language, and for some nudity | See all certifications »

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Not a blockbuster, but outstanding performances!
27 August 2008 | by drumma_boySee all my reviews

It's not hard to tell why this movie was not a blockbuster. Not a lot of special effects, fake blood, gun battles, car chases, etc. But the story is very, very good.

And make no mistake. William Petersen gives a performance that solidifies my opinion that he is one of the best American actors...EVER! When Al, the cop whose brother has gotten into trouble with the mob, goes to see Tony C., Petersen (who plays Tony C.) gives a five-plus minute soliloquy that, if you appreciate good acting, will give you chills! It is one of the best performances I have ever seen, and I will actually take the DVD, scroll to this point in the movie, and watch only this performance. There is only one flaw in the scene, and it is not Petersen's fault. At one point, he quickly stands up from a seated position and the camera man is too slow to follow him, so his head goes out of the shot. This should have been corrected in post-production with a cut-away, but it wasn't. Nevertheless, Petersen's performance is breathtaking, and anyone wanting to learn from a master of his craft should watch this movie, if for nothing else than this performance. If you think he's good in CSI, you ain't seen nothing' yet!

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March 1995 (USA) See more »

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Kingdom of the Blind See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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