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Persons Unknown (1996)

When former cop and current security expert Jim Holland has a one night stand with Amanda after getting in her way roller-blading. That introduction turns out to be a well thought out plan ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Mantegna ... Jim Holland
Kelly Lynch ... Amanda
Naomi Watts ... Molly
J.T. Walsh ... Cake
Xander Berkeley ... Tosh
Jon Favreau ... Terry
Channon Roe ... Lewis
Christian J. Meoli ... Prancer (as Christian Meoli)
Antoni Corone ... Vixen
Jimmy Ortega ... Comet (as Jim Ortega)
Michael Nicolosi ... Blitzen
Sonny Carl Davis ... Jimmy
Don Blakely ... Marty
Brian J. Williams ... Mott
Brent J. Williams Brent J. Williams ... Old Man
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Storyline

When former cop and current security expert Jim Holland has a one night stand with Amanda after getting in her way roller-blading. That introduction turns out to be a well thought out plan by Amanda and her sister Molly, to obtain security codes to office of a client. The girls and their cohorts rob his client and stash the loot. All the while, detective Jim has been following them and he grabs the money for himself. Then his conscience gets the best of him and he falls in love with Molly. His client turns out to be drug dealers and he's forced to risk his life to protect Molly and Amanda. Written by Richard Jones <rjo339@swbell.net>

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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language, some drug content and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 December 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Astathmitos paragontas See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Naomi Watts and J.T. Walsh shared a birthday (September 28). See more »

Quotes

Molly: You know what you are, Holland? A fuck-up. It's okay, cause I am too. All three of us are. Fuck-ups have this way of finding each other.
Jim Holland: Good luck.
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Twists, turns, and an intriguing cast = winner ............
31 January 2010 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

An above average script that only occasionally gets off track, and some truly intriguing actors, including Joe Mantegna, Jon Favreau, J.T. Walsh, Naomi Watts, and Kelly Lynch. The soundtrack is eerie and great. There is some welcome humor, and a budding romance. Rewatchablity seems likely and all this adds up to strong entertainment value. The only weak points are the villains, with the exception of J.T.Walsh, who come across as nothing more than cartoon-like characters. Strong character development and plot takes the place of the usual car chases and explosions. "Persons Unknown" is worth seeking out, especially if you are a fan of twisty plotted films like "Red Rock West" or "Clay Pigeons" - MERK


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