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

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Steven Soderbergh

Writer:

Lem Dobbs
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Terence Stamp ... Wilson
Lesley Ann Warren ... Elaine
Luis Guzmán ... Ed (as Luis Guzman)
Barry Newman ... Avery
Joe Dallesandro ... Uncle John (as Joe Dallessandro)
Nicky Katt ... Stacy
Peter Fonda ... Valentine
Amelia Heinle ... Adhara
Melissa George ... Jennifer
William Lucking ... Warehouse Foreman
Matthew Kimbrough ... Tom
John Robotham ... Rick
Steve Heinze ... Larry
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 »


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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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The first song heard in The Limey (1999) is "The Seeker" by The Who. During the 1960s one of The Who's two managers was Christopher Stamp, Terence Stamp's brother. See more »

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Stacy: Why don't they make shows about people's daily lives you'd be interested in watching? You know, like "Sick Old Man" or "Skinny Little Weakling." "Big Fat Guy." Wouldn't you watch a show called "Big Fat Guy"? I'd watch that fucking show.
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Magic Carpet Ride
Written by John Kay and Rushton Moreve
Performed by Steppenwolf
Published by MCA-Duchess Music Corporation o/b/o
Itself and Kings Road Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Dunhill
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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Decent Low-Key Revenge Story
25 February 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

For modern-day revenge movie, this is unusually low-key and pretty good. It's nothing super but it sneaks up on you. It might bore you, but it might not:. It's really hard to say.

If you enjoy a character study by an interesting actor (Terrence Stamp) you might like this. But, beware, it has its slow moments. What it is, is simply another revenge tale, so often told but so often fun to watch. This one is about a British criminal (Stamp) getting out of jail, finding out that something bad had happened to his daughter in Los Angeles, and going for the man (Peter Fonda) he feels is responsible for that.

There is a bit too much flashback in here, so you have to be prepared to put up with that. Of note, the filmmakers used actual film footage from a 1967 film of Stamp to show him in his younger days.

What I did really enjoy was Stamp's vocabulary and the interesting looks on his face. The supporting cast also adds nicely to this story, particularly Barry Newman, who plays Fonda's bodyguard. There isn't a lot of action in here but when it does occur, it's pretty intense.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Limey See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$187,122, 10 October 1999

Gross USA:

$3,204,663

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,325,736
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Artisan Entertainment See more »
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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