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


John Irvin


Ken Solarz
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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


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


Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


This film was originally supposed to be made under the budget of $30,000,000 starring Kevin Costner in the lead role. In the end, Costner had pulled out and the film was made under the budget of $8,000,000 with Harvey Keitel taking the lead. See more »


Timothy Hutton wearing an open shirt over a vest is in a caravan going over stolen jewellery when Stephen Dorf shoots him. He slumps back with blood showing on the shirt but not on the vest. Moments later he's seen slumped back with blood all over the vest. See more »


Jorge Montana: Nice wheels, man! Where'd you get these?
Lee Egan: I picked 'em out.
Jorge Montana: Yeah? Somebody I know?
Lee Egan: Sure as hell hope not!
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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 »


Featured in The Movie Show: Episode dated 2 November 1997 (1997) See more »


Performed by Tricky
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User Reviews

I'm my own police.
30 November 2008 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

Sure, you can find some plots holes in this film big enough to drive a semi through, but that just keeps it from gathering awards, not from being worth a view.

If you like revenge flicks, and noir, and lots of action, as well as a look at Lucy's Little Lius as she does a pole dance, then you might find this film interesting.

What makes it most interesting, however, is the presence of Harvey Keitel. Having him hunting you down is a real bummer. He manages to get shot and almost beat to a pulp by the Chinese, and still keeps on ticking like a Timex. Maybe he just dreamed of being on the beach in Port Arthur with Famke Janssen (of X-Men fame). It could have happened! Check it out to see who wins and loses and enjoy the ride because it is worth it.

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Release Date:

14 March 1997 (USA) See more »

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City of Industry See more »


Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$803,811, 16 March 1997

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Largo Entertainment See more »
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1.85 : 1
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