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The Limey (1999)

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An extremely volatile and dangerous Englishman goes to Los Angeles to find the man he considers responsible for his daughter's death.

Director:

Steven Soderbergh

Writer:

Lem Dobbs
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Terence Stamp ... Wilson
Lesley Ann Warren ... Elaine
Luis Guzmán ... Eduardo Roel (as Luis Guzman)
Barry Newman ... Jim Avery
Joe Dallesandro ... Uncle John (as Joe Dallessandro)
Nicky Katt ... Stacy the Hitman
Peter Fonda ... Terry Valentine
Amelia Heinle ... Adhara
Melissa George ... Jennifer 'Jenny' Wilson
William Lucking ... Warehouse Foreman
Matthew Kimbrough ... Tom Johannson
John Robotham ... Rick (Valentine's Bodyguard)
Steve Heinze ... Larry (Valentine's Bodyguard)
Nancy Lenehan ... Lady on Plane
Wayne Pére ... Pool Hall Creep (as Wayne Péré)
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Storyline

An ex-con, fresh out of prison, goes to L.A. to try to learn who murdered his daughter. However, he quickly finds that he is completely out of place with no understanding of the culture he finds. His investigations are helped by another ex-con. Together they learn that his daughter had been having an affair with a record producer, who is presently having an affair with another young woman. An aging actress, who also knew his daughter, forces him to look at his own failures as a father. The movie does focus on the drama of the situation and the inter-relationships of the characters and seldom slips into an action piece. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Vengeance knows no boundaries. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Vengar la sangre See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$187,122, 10 October 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,193,102, 30 January 2000
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Artisan Entertainment See more »
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Steven Soderbergh: [rhyming cockney slang] See also Ocean's Eleven (2001) See more »

Quotes

Wilson: I'm looking for a different kind of satisfaction.
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Referenced in Message from the King (2016) See more »

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It Happens Each Day
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Performed by The Byrds
Published by Tickson Music (BMI)
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Last addition to the 'Get Carter' canon, but done in such an intelligent and sophisticated way, that i loved every second of it!
3 July 2008 | by paolo_bfSee all my reviews

Sodemberg in good form, while Mr. Stamp hams it up as your Stepney old china gangster giving a performance which is both deceptively simple and sophisticated with a hint of method thrown in for good measure. Peter Fonda, as the suave record producer Terry Valentine, is the perfect impersonation of a hippie growing old disgracefully and on Big Sur backdrop, reminds me of one of the Beach Boys (Brian Wilson possibly...who probably was a good mate of his in the good old days anyway) "the 60s were just like a dream with its own language and locations which didn't really exist, and then you woke up... not just the 60s really, just 66 and a little bit of 67.." showing off to his new starlet girlfriend... There is a rather moving moment toward the end of the film which brings to the fore the essential human frailty, how underneath the mask of our 'adult' certainties there is often a confused little child... And finally, if you like thrillers like myself, this movie is that rare thing, an intelligent sophisticated one, which keeps you on the edge of your seat for a couple of hours, without feeling, like unfortunately happens with a lot of similar productions, that when the credits start to roll, you have been through 120 minutes of disposable entertainment... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!


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