A former L.A. drug dealer has moved to Houston to make a new life for himself as a married architect. Everything falls apart when he is suddenly visited by one of his former cohorts who comes carrying heroin.
The movie opens in a Los Angeles convenience store one late Monday night, where a smalltime drug dealer named Nick (Aaron Eckhart) is trying to decide what coffee brand to buy. His ex-lover Dallas (Paulina Porizkova) and fellow hitman Billy Hill (James LeGros) are getting impatient and tell him to hurry up. Conflicts between Nick and the cashier (Luck Hari) ensue, resulting in Dallas shooting the cashier dead. Though the three attempt to cover up the crime, they are forced to also shoot a police officer (Bari K. Willerford) when he discovers blood on the ground.Written by
The details of Dallas' version of Nick and Casey's last job differ from that of Casey's version. According to Dallas' story, told to her by Nick, Ball-Peen's apartment was very colorful, luxurious and lavish. And the woman who comes out of the bedroom was, at least, pretty. In the version Casey tells, the apartment was drab, run-down and dirty. The woman from the bedroom looks like a drug addict wearing a bath robe and disheveled hair. See more »
When Casey walks onto his front lawn to get the morning paper he takes at least 9 steps in the grass. Then he gets caught off guard when in the sprinkler comes on, and he takes only 3 little hops to get back onto the sidewalk. Although he obviously came from a different direction. See more »
Tell you what, Casey. I'm gonna make you a deal. You have that money here tonight at 7 o'clock, and I'll make this fucking nightmare disappear. Where you got the bodies?
In the garage.
[cut to the garage]
What the fuck is this?
[two men hanging by legs from ceiling, gagged, whimpering]
I didn't know what to do with them.
[Kasarov draws his gun and puts 3 bullets into each man]
Well, I tell you something, Casey. If I was you, I'd clean up this mess, because your wife's gonna come home and ...
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There is an NC-17 version available on video that contains more gore/violence and sexual content. See more »
This movie almost doesn't try hard to be serious at all, but it is, and it's a pretty damn good flick. This role seems to be made for Thomas Jane. If you didn't see the beginning sequence, you could definitely believe that his character, Casey, is just a hapless and dull husband. This assumption is a tribute to Thomas Jane's range. He is utterly convincing as both a sweet and seemingly dull-witted house-husband, as well as a cold, swaggering badass with that thousand-yard stare. Throw in some crazy plot twists involving his ex-partner and a grotesquely malformed Mickey Rourke (sporting a slimy, perverted version of his once-great pompadour) and you've got yourself a good action-thriller.
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