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Taxman (1998)

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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Company Credits

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 »

Connections

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

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Well-acted offbeat cop yarn
1 July 2001 | by rollo_tomasoSee all my reviews

Joe Pantaliano, Wade Dominguez, and Robert Townsend make for a most interesting crimestopping team. This is a blue collar, unglamorous tale. Pantaliano's character is no superhero: he's a tax investigator and a family man (Great line: "I'm not interested in sex. I'm married.") with a rough-hewn manner and an unpleasant disposition. Dominguez is a great balance who goes along with Pantiliano for the ride as he does in life. The film is dedicated to his memory so he died very young. Townsend is perfect as the ambitious D. A. who finally agrees to take the case. Michael Chiklis (The Commish) nearly steals the film as a sympathetic Russian businessman being hunted by Russian mafia hit men. He is terrific in all of his scenes and teaches the boys about Russian life in Brighton Beach.


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