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Kiss of Death (1995)

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A reformed convict goes undercover with the help of an angry detective to ensnare a psychotic mobster.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jimmy Kilmartin
... Calvin Hart
... Little Junior Brown
... Bev Kilmartin
... Rosie Kilmartin
... Frank Zioli
... Ronnie Gannon
... Omar
... Big Junior Brown
... Jack Gold
... J.J.
... Cleary
Lindsay J. Wrinn ... Corinna as a Toddler
Megan L. Wrinn ... Corinna as a Toddler
... Corinna, 4 Years Old
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Jimmy Kilmartin's an ex-con who's trying to go straight. But he can't say no to a quick driving job because his so called friend's life is threatened. The job is for Little Junior Brown, a violent and powerful villain. When things go wrong, Jimmy is left to do the time, and his whole life is turned upside-down, but if that wasn't enough, the cops won't leave Jimmy alone when he gets out... They want 'Little Junior' Written by Rob Hartill, corrected by Lex Gustafsson

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Little Junior Brown. He rules the streets. He owns the game. But he doesn't own all of the players.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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

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21 April 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A halál csókja  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$14,942,422
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David Caruso left the television series NYPD Blue (1993), in order to film this movie, and pursue a full-time film career. See more »

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When we first see the Red Explorer - before Nicolas gives it to David - is has no license plate in the front. But when David drives it home it DOES have a license plate in the front See more »

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Calvin Hart: [about Omar] Cars, Drugs, Guns, he's buying whatever he can get his hands on.
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Porque No Unirnos
Written by Thomas Kukulies and Roberto Herrador
Performed by Salsa Picante
Courtesy of LaserLight Digital by arrangement with Source/Q
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Not flashy, but believable. The old tale of a convict getting harassed after he serves his time.
6 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

America has the best justice money can buy- meaning gentry that pay for the privilege of justice receive it and normal citizens will see justice only by pure accident. Here is a normal citizen who served his time but continues to be harassed by police- a common tactic of pigs- since they are too stupid to be detectives- they make their informants do all the dirty work of investigation under penalty of return to prison on some lies and setups-ya know- who they gonna believe? Me or you? This is the framework this movie operates in- the reality that most cops and lawyers are total scum that need two neat in the back of the head, and justice is a fairy tale in America.

Add in a little action jackson moments to spice it up and we have a watchable movie that is reasonably OK- not stellar- but watchable to the finish and a decent job of acting by our lead. This is one of the few action flicks that actually tries to do some acting- our lead does a great job- his supporting actors do OK- but not great.

All in all- I would watch this movie for a matinée by myself. One of the humorous things in this movie is you see Nicholas Cage bulked up as a guido in a disco.


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