Lee Egan lures his older brother Roy out of "retirement" with a sweet jewel heist, only to get killed by a backstabbing partner; then it's up to Roy to get revenge.Written by
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Michael Mann was originally attached as an Executive Producer. See more »
Roy stays at a motel with a commercial propane (LPG) storage tank right next to his unit. This is a flagrant OSHA violation of section 1910.110, which says that large quantities must be stored at least 25 feet away from any building. See more »
'City of Industry' has a nice first half hour and a fine Harvey Keitel to keep the other minutes entertaining. Keitel is Roy Egan who seeks revenge. After a score he is betrayed by Skip (Stephen Dorff), who killed Roy's brother Lee (Timothy Hutton) and a fourth person who helped with the score named Jorge (Wade Dmoniguez).
The first half hour I was talking about shows us some preparations for the score, the score itself and the betrayal. Although it is not much we haven't seen before it is pretty good and entertaining. After this I liked Keitel. I liked his outbursts, his emotions on screen, the way he handles certain things (and people), and I liked his moments with Jorge's wife Rachel (Famke Janssen).
I liked these things but the story is as predictable as it can get. Dorff is a nice villain, but he is as predictable as the plot and that doesn't make him very interesting. His violent side is effective, and sometimes funny as well, but it doesn't add anything to the character.
In the end I wasn't really bored with this movie. I had a pretty good time although a lot of things didn't make much sense. In one scene it is day, in the next it is night, but the events we see seem to happen only moments later. It made me wonder, even smile a little. My guess is this was not the intention of the movie.
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