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Underworld (1996)

R | | Comedy, Thriller | 9 May 1997 (USA)
After spending seven years behind bars, Johnny Crown is back on the street, with lots of cash, a psychotherapy degree and a burning desire to find and punish gangsters who had killed his ... See full summary »

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Roger Christian

Writer:

Larry Bishop
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Denis Leary ... Johnny Crown / Johnny Alt
Joe Mantegna ... Frank Gavilan / Frank Cassady / Richard Essex
Annabella Sciorra ... Dr. Leah
Larry Bishop ... Ned Lynch
Abe Vigoda ... Will Cassady
Robert Costanzo ... Stan
Traci Lords ... Anna
Jimmie F. Skaggs ... Smilin' Phil Fox / Todd Streeb
James Tolkan ... Dan 'Iceberg' Eagan
Heidi Schanz Heidi Schanz ... Joyce Alt / Simone
Cristi Conaway ... Julianne
Angela Jones ... Janette
Michael David Simms Michael David Simms ... Mitch Reed
Amy Moon ... Ava
Marc Baur Marc Baur ... Leo
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Storyline

After spending seven years behind bars, Johnny Crown is back on the street, with lots of cash, a psychotherapy degree and a burning desire to find and punish gangsters who had killed his father. One of the people involved is Frank Gavillan, who unwillingly follows Johnny in his demonical and ultraviolent crusade. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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Sometimes revenge is the best therapy.

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Comedy | Thriller

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

English

Release Date:

9 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bajo submundo See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Alphacine)
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Quotes

Johnny Crown: The aim of all living things is eventually to kiss the dust.
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My Pop
Music by Anthony Marinelli
Lyrics by Larry Bishop, Roger Christian and Anthony Marinelli
Performed by Joe Mantegna
Produced by Anthony Marinelli (uncredited)
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What a great modern film noir.
7 February 2006 | by radio_tokyoSee all my reviews

This very underrated film is a great example of modern film noir. It is classic Leary, and I heartily recommend it if you like your gangster movies quirky and twisty. The ending is a shock, and the path to get there, the story told by Dennis Leary's character is a wild ride. Give this film a chance, it deserves it.

I read a review which compared the film unfavourably to Pulp Fiction, it is unfortunate that title was mentioned on the back of the DVD, don't blame anyone but the marketing dept. Underworld has more in common with The Two Jakes than Pulp Fiction. As you can see I loved this film, it gets a massive thumbs up from me.


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