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City of Industry (1997)

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A retired thief swears revenge on the lunatic who murdered his brother and partner, while going on the run with the loot they stole.

Director:

John Irvin

Writer:

Ken Solarz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harvey Keitel ... Roy Egan
Stephen Dorff ... Skip Kovich
Timothy Hutton ... Lee Egan
Famke Janssen ... Rachel Montana
Wade Dominguez ... Jorge Montana
Michael Jai White ... Odell Williams
Lucy Liu ... Cathi Rose (as Lucy Alexis Liu)
Reno Wilson ... Keshaun Brown
Dana Barron ... Gena
Tamara Clatterbuck ... Sunny
Brian Brophy Brian Brophy ... Backus
François Chau ... Uncle Luke
Flex Alexander ... A Roc (as Flex)
Brian Shen Brian Shen ... Pai-Gow Dealer
Ai Wan ... Gwen
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Storyline

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 Thomas Pluck <stripey@winternet.com>

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Taglines:

Wanting a man dead can be reason enough to live. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Orion

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

City of Crime See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,374,839, 21 March 1997

Gross USA:

$1,495,332, 30 March 1997
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Company Credits

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Largo Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Mann was originally attached as an Executive Producer. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Rachel Montana: So what are you gonna do?
Roy Egan: [Loads his gun] Send your kids to college.
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Alternate Versions

UK cinema and video versions were cut by 6 secs by the BBFC to remove a possibly imitable technique showing a burgled car being started by using a penknife in the ignition. See more »


Soundtracks

WALKING THROUGH WATER
Written by Simon Richmond
Performed by Palm Skin Productions
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... this is a sleeper ... time to wake up!
13 December 2002 | by elvismulderSee all my reviews

the title "City of Industry" did nothing to sway me to watch this film. the cast brought me in to it's dark world, and i am forever greatful. harvey keitel first off - then i found a new femme fatale in famke janssen - then an incredible new villain in stephen dorff - and the list goes on, with an incredible film score and blend of unique artists, no superstars but viable musicians that make you want to hear more. note: after viewing COI the first time, the next day i bought the soundtrack album. since my first viewing, i play the soundtrack in my car going to work. i have watched this film approximately 50 times. i have turned many friends on to it. i still get an rush everytime i watch it. it is truly one of the great sleepers, probably because of the title. today, i think the title is very hip. but had it not been for the cast, i might never have seen this incredible film. truly one of keitel's best! the opening credits and charismatic music should lock you in for the ride of your life. once the film starts, you cannot stop watching! i compare this film to "American Beauty" in that i compare AB to "Panic" with william h. macy - another sleeper which has gone on to receive phenomenal post-acclaim. **** almost every review. if you can make it through the violence (it is brutal like "True Romance" - but not overly gratuitous - the violence is there for a definite reason}, i promise you that this film will leave an indelible mark on your mind and that you will never forget this film ever! it is, without a doubt, a movie to be remembered.


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