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A Las Vegas mob enforcer travels back to his hometown to investigate his brother's mysterious death.

Director:

Stephen Kay

Writers:

Ted Lewis (novel), David McKenna (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvester Stallone ... Jack Carter
Miranda Richardson ... Gloria
Rachael Leigh Cook ... Doreen
Rhona Mitra ... Geraldine
Johnny Strong ... Eddie
John C. McGinley ... Con McCarty
Alan Cumming ... Jeremy Kinnear
Michael Caine ... Cliff Brumby
John Cassini ... Thorpey
Mickey Rourke ... Cyrus Paice
Mark Boone Junior ... Jim Davis (as Mark Boone Jr.)
Garwin Sanford ... Les Fletcher
Darryl Scheelar ... Security Guard
Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe ... Girl #1 (as Crystal Lowe)
Lauren Lee Smith ... Girl #2 (as Lauren Smith)
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Storyline

Years ago, Jack Carter left his Seattle home to become a Las Vegas mob casino financial enforcer. He returns for the funeral of his brother Richard "Richie" after a car crash during a storm, atypical of the careful house-father. Talking to the widow, daughter Doreen, and enigmatic Geraldine, Jack suspects it was murder. Cliff Brumby, whose club Richie ran, is financially linked to porn and prostitution baron Cyrus Paice, who claims to be just a front-man for ITC tycoon Jeremy Kinnear. Someone hired goon Thorpey to make Jack return to Las Vegas. Jack's partner Con McCarty is restless, apparently about their boss Les Fletcher, whose wife had an affair with Jack. Someone breaks into Richie's home, looking for a crucial CD. Written by KGF Vissers

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The Truth Hurts


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language, some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El implacable See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$63,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,637,830, 8 October 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,967,182, 10 December 2000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,445,811, 10 December 2000
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Color:

Color (Alphacine)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

For the flashback scenes that show Richie's murder, Stephen Kay wanted the film to look grainy and damaged, so he asked Deluxe, the film processor, to think outside the box. Happy to oblige, the techs at Deluxe tied the film to the back of a car and drove it around their parking lot, creating the scratched look. The experiment was short-lived when a Deluxe executive saw it, and ordered them to stop, fearing it would give the company a bad name. See more »

Goofs

Carter's Cadillac has a headlight out after the big chase scene with the boys from Vegas. But when Carter pulls up to the nightclub both headlights work. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jack Carter: Hello, Mr. Davis. My name is Jack Carter, and you don't want to know me.
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Crazy Credits

Opening quote: "That's all we expect of man, this side the grave: his good is - knowing he is bad." --Robert Browning See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD version of the film contains several scenes not in the theatrical rlease. See more »

Connections

References The Lone Ranger (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Falling
Performed by Soma Sonic
Produced by Soma Sonic
Written by Francois Paterson, Dominic Paterson, 'Katalin Kiss' and 'Amanda Weiss'
Published by Subsonic Recordings
Courtesy of Sonic Images
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Actually probably Stallone's best in a long while
26 June 2002 | by davideo-2See all my reviews

STAR RATING:*****Unmissable****Very Good***Okay**You Could Go Out For A Meal Instead*Avoid At All Costs

Stallone's remake of the 1971 classic of the same title finally arrives over on British shores.Only it arrives straight to video.This probably isn't very surprising anyway.The Michael Caine (who also appears here,albeit not in the title role again!) original is seen as an untouchable classic by our movie-going public,and an American re-make would probably be interpreted as the ultimate kick-in-the-teeth.

But for those not bothered about cultural rivalry or who weren't alive when the original was released,this really isn't that bad a film.It has a really involving camera style and the mystery of Stallone's brothers death is intriguing.There are some interesting characters,with Caine as a mysterious promoter type,Mickey Rourke as an old rival of Stallone's and Miranda Richardson as his deceased brother's wife.

This is sadly though,however,a real case of style over substance,all of these things are really well thought out but for some weird reason,they don't really blend that well together.

Still,considering Stallone's recent turkeys,this is quite likely his best in a long while and really not a bad effort.***


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