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A tax investigator chasing a tax evader stumbles over a series of bloody murders and gets involved in an investigation with a rookie cop despite his boss' orders to stay out of the way.

Director:

Avi Nesher

Writers:

Avi Nesher, Roger H. Berger (as Roger Berger)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Joe Pantoliano ... Al Benjamin
Wade Dominguez ... Joseph Romero
Elizabeth Berkley ... Nadia Rubakov
Michael Chiklis ... Andre Rubakov
Robert Townsend ... Peyton Cody
Fisher Stevens ... Kenneth Green
Polina Gorman Polina Gorman ... Guest at the wedding (as Polina Gorokhovskaya)
Mick O'Rourke
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Layla Alexander ... Girl Friend
Lia Chang Lia Chang ... Mr. Green's Receptionist
David Deblinger ... Lawyer
Dan Haft ... Mourner
Vincent J. Mazella Vincent J. Mazella ... Hero Messenger (as Vinnie Josserian)
Ian O'Donnell Ian O'Donnell ... Misha
Michael Raynor ... Exon Executive
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A tax investigator chasing a tax evader stumbles over a series of bloody murders and gets involved in an investigation with a rookie cop despite his boss' orders to stay out of the way.

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In life only two things are certain, death and taxes.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic violence and strong language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

17 September 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'inspector See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Counterclock Productions See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Al (Joe Pantoliano's) character is seen wearing glasses throughout the entire film. However, Romeo is seen wearing glasses along with D.A. Cody and Andre in a few scenes but not for very long as they are not seen wearing them the rest of the film. The courier delivering the envelope in P.O.Box 1213 and Kenneth Green are also seen wearing glasses in their brief appearances at the end of the film. See more »

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References Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »

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Interesting, realistic characters anchor engaging indie cop film
28 October 2000 | by edfitzgeraldSee all my reviews

I caught this on HBO while channel surfing and was almost immediately pulled into it -- it was so refreshing to see a cop film that was realistic, with believable characters who weren't superheroes, the kind of cops who get winded when they chase after a suspect and manage not to kill everyone in sight (in slow motion and utilizing more moves than the entire Romanian Olympic gymnastic team). The two main characters were real human beings who screwed up, went down blind alleys, made wrong assumptions, exploded in frustration when they should have stayed silent, did the right thing for the wrong reasons, and yet, in the end, did some good. I've noted in some of the other comments that people were put off by the fact that these guys were flawed, but that was exactly what attracted me about them.

I thought the direction of the film was very understated, yet avoided the kind of studied casualness that's considered stylish these days. The story was engaging and kept me involved. The film moved along at a good clip, but took time out for the lead character to contemplate the situation as it developed. Although there may have been a few holes in the plot, I wasn't overly aware of them, and they certainly weren't as egregious as those we've grown used to in most blockbuster films.

This was not a perfect film, and the elements from which it is put together (outcast cops buck the system, persevere and triumph) border on the cliche, but it's a film I would gladly watch again, and perhaps even want to keep in my permanent collection


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