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No Way Back (1995)

When an op goes wrong and FBI agent Zack's partner dies, his search for the one responsible takes him to a yakuza in Japan. A mob boss wants revenge for his son's death and Zack's his target.

Director:

Frank A. Cappello

Writer:

Frank A. Cappello (as Frank Cappello)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Russell Crowe ... FBI Agent Zack Grant
Helen Slater ... Mary
Etsushi Toyokawa ... Yuji Kobayashi
Michael Lerner ... Frank Serlano
Kyûsaku Shimada ... Tetsuro
Kristopher Logan ... Mr. Contingency, Serlano Henchman
Kelly Hu ... Seiko Kobayashi
Andrew J. Ferchland Andrew J. Ferchland ... Eric Grant
Ian Ziering ... Victor Serlano
Monty Bane ... Goatee
Christian Keiber ... FBI Agent Carl Dundreff
Patti Davis Suarez ... FBI Agent Numeyer
Caroline Lagerfelt ... FBI Agent in Charge Emily Fukes
Todd Jeffries ... CHP Officer
François Chau ... FBI Agent Gim Takakura
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Storyline

When F.B.I. Agent Zack Grant's partner is killed during a blown-up operation, he attempts to find the person responsible. Mafioso Frank Serlano believes Zack is responsible for his only son's death in the same operation and kidnaps Zack's son to hold as bait. The action gets wild when airline stewardess Mary is taken hostage to add what seems another insurmountable problem for Zack. There appears to be No Way Out. Written by Richard Jones <rjo339@swbell.net>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The gun smuggled on board the airliner by Mr. Contingency is the same non-metallic weapon used by Booth, the would-be presidential assassin in the Clint Eastwood movie, In the Line of Fire (1993). See more »

Goofs

In the scene with the grenade, the bad guy initially picks up and holds a comparatively newer M26/M61 model grenade. In remaining shots of the same sequence, it suddenly becomes a WWII vintage MK2 "pineapple". (Spoiler here) Also, as Saiko is falling, palms open, her hands are clearly empty. Once she's lying down, she opens her hand and lets go of the grenade. See more »

Quotes

Mary: Then...
[stammers]
Mary: you're telling me your rude behavior and total lack of respect for me is just your natural personality and not in any way related to undue stress?
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Connections

References Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

I Am Onto You
Written by Anzu Lawson
Performed by Anzu Lawson
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I found this quite entertaining
4 May 2002 | by bgiardinSee all my reviews

Judging by previous comments, my expectations for this film were zero. However, I was quite entertained by it. Yes, it has it's rough spots, and 'Oh, come ON' spots, but lots of the dialogue was funny, and the violence was minimal once you got past the set-up. Pretty standard plot, but Russell Crowe is always good, and Helen Slater as the air-line attendant was great. Made me laugh, made my son laugh. Not worth a $9 movie ticket, but well worth a video rental and a bowl of popcorn.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

20 December 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

No Way Back See more »

Filming Locations:

Crescent City, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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