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A Better Way to Die (2000)

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A Chicago cop quits the force and finds himself threatened by the Mafia.

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Scott Wiper

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Scott Wiper
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Wiper ... Boomer
Jack Conley ... Fletcher
Carmen Argenziano ... Carlos
Richard Haje Richard Haje ... The Mute
Mo Gallini ... Laslov (as Matt Gallini)
Rolando Molina ... Chach
Kirk McKinney Kirk McKinney ... Spaz
Jefferson Moore ... Harrison James
Wayne Duvall ... Rifkin
Mirjana Jokovic ... Salvi
Conner Greene Conner Greene ... Salvi's Son
Lou Diamond Phillips ... William Dexter
Benjamin John Parrillo Benjamin John Parrillo ... Cooper
London King London King ... Cheryl
Jon Farris Jon Farris ... Fagan (as John Farris)
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Set along the highways of the U.S. heartland, the story follows the journey of an ex-cop who is inadvertently thrust into a fierce struggle between the FBI and the Chicago underworld, both of which are searching for a missing federal agent who holds the key to the syndicate's demise. Written by Anonymous

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love | assassin | mafia | police | ex cop | See All (242) »


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Rated R for strong violence throughout, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2001 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Agonas epiviosis See more »

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Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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"Middletown" is is actually Newark, Oh. About 5 miles away from Granville, Oh where director/actor Scott Wiper graduated high school. See more »

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Laslov: [to flash] You want that pain in your head to go away? You transfer it
[shoots flash in the legs]
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not as good movie as I've expected it to be
20 June 2001 | by nixonaSee all my reviews

I was surprised when I saw a familiar name - Mirjana Jokovic on the tape cover of the American movie in my local video store. (I must say that she's one of the best serbian actresses). First, I suppose that it must be some good drama or comedy, but it was an action movie and it wasn't special in any way. There was a lot of blood, killings, fights, explosions in it and, of course, a fabulous blond played by Natasha Henstridge. (What kind of movie would it be if there wasn't at least one beautiful blond in it?!) Mirjana played another girl in the movie, called Jelisaveta, and she had a few lines in Serbian language. It wasn't a big role (but I guess the money was good, 'couse I can't think of any other reason for her to participate in movie like this one). You can say that the story is a littlebit uncommon (there's some mix up about who's Harry), but it's adding up to a well-known story of one INDESTRUCTIBLE man against everyone: the Mafia, police, FBI. And, of course, he must have some cool phrase, like "I'll be back" or "Noone's nervous" to follow him along the movie, and this movie is full of it. And there's no need to mention illogical and ridiculous actions and plots. The end of the movie seems to be further and further away as we're coming to it, and even the writer seems to be out of idea so we can see our hero saving himself from the burning building two times in the same way. So, while I'm thinking once again about this movie I'm coming to the conclusion that it's much more worse than "not so good movie as I've expected it to be", but maybe I have expected too much.


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