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Illtown (1996)

Dante and his girlifrend Micky run a very profitable drug operation in a seaside town, aided and abetted by a host of teens who sell the smack at discos around town, as well as by Lucas, a ... See full summary »

Director:

Nick Gomez

Writers:

Nick Gomez, Terry Williams (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Rapaport ... Dante
Lili Taylor ... Micky
Adam Trese ... Gabriel
Kevin Corrigan ... Francis (Cisco)
Angela Featherstone ... Lilly
Tony Danza ... D'Avalon
Isaac Hayes ... George
Paul Schulze ... Lucas
Saul Stein ... Gunther
Adam Cartwright Adam Cartwright ... The Kid
Eddie Kaye Thomas ... Young Flaco
Ian Marioles Ian Marioles ... Will Noney
Melanie Adams Melanie Adams ... Eristina
Mauricio Conpte Mauricio Conpte ... Pep Lecara
Matt McLane Matt McLane ... Ghost Machine
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Storyline

Dante and his girlifrend Micky run a very profitable drug operation in a seaside town, aided and abetted by a host of teens who sell the smack at discos around town, as well as by Lucas, a corrupt cop who's on the take. Their downfall comes when they suspect one of the boys, Pep, of ripping them off, and his accidental death causes disloyalty among the teens, who suspect Dante offed them. All of this is perfect for the return of Gabriel, a one-time partner of Dante, who has just been released from jail, and has an almost angelic demeanor and the certainty that he can fix everyone's lives. Written by Gary Dickerson <slug@mail.utexas.edu>

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Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong drug use, violence and language, and for brief nudity
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Official Sites:

The Shooting Gallery

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cidade Doente See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Worth, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,478, 19 January 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,478, 23 January 1998
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Shooting Gallery See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Surrealist Cinema?
27 May 2006 | by garrymitchell2002See all my reviews

...artistic, cultural and intellectual oriented toward the liberation of the mind by emphasizing the critical and imaginative faculties of the "unconscious mind" and the attainment of a state different... the "sur-real", or "more than real". Drug dealing and dirty cops are confusing...the movie reflects it. It's no tour de force! It is a series of vignettes often presented out of sequence. George(aka Isaac Hayes) = racial undertones. Needless to say this movie is not about race. Or is it? Inner city youth dress, speak and display "Illtown" attitude(s). FINAL ANALYSIS: this production has the players, enablers, misguided youth and violence that is expected in the genre. The film is not likable because it is top heavy with editorial and special effects that are not needed to depict the morass of drug abuse. Just say NO!


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