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Phoenix (1998)

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A cop (Liotta) with a gambling addiction plots a theft from the bookies who are putting pressure on him to pay off or else.

Director:

Danny Cannon

Writer:

Eddie Richey
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Liotta ... Harry Collins
Anthony LaPaglia ... Mike Henshaw
Daniel Baldwin ... James Nutter
Jeremy Piven ... Fred Shuster
Royce D. Applegate ... Dickerman
Xander Berkeley ... Lt. Clyde Webber
Tamara Clatterbuck ... Waitress
Vanessa Munday Vanessa Munday ... Betsy
Al Sapienza ... Cop
Yvette Cruise ... Maria
John Henry Whitaker ... Husband
Glenn Morshower ... Anti-Abortionist
Brittany Murphy ... Veronica
George Murdock ... Sid
Kathryn Joosten ... Esther
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Storyline

In Phoenix, Arizona, all is not well at the local police station as some of the colleagues are not good of heart. Superstitious cop Harry Collins is on the take. He a compulsive gambler who is forced to plan a heist with fellow cops Mike, James, and Fred to rip off local pimp and overall bad guy, Louie, to pay off gambling debts run up with "bookie" Chicago. Written by Chris Foster <cf@chrisfoster.prestel.co.uk>

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Taglines:

In this town, the heat can kill you.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Corrupção em Phoenix See more »

Filming Locations:

Phoenix, Arizona, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,500, 4 September 1998

Gross USA:

$43,071
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is the third time Ray Liotta has played a corrupt cop. First was Unlawful Entry and second was Cop Land. See more »

Quotes

Harry Collins: Never welsh on a bet.
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Connections

References King Kong (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Terraplane Blues
Written & Performed by Robert Johnson
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with
Sony Music Licensing
King of Spades Music
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VERY good movie..
16 January 2003 | by jgovusSee all my reviews

I just caught this on cable last night...HBO. What a movie!!!! I have never heard of this movie and I really wonder why!

The cast was excellent to say the least. I was riveted to the screen until the very end. My only complaint was the end...I wish it wouldnt have ended. :)

A must see movie if you are a fan of the genre. You wont be disappointed.


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