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Exit Wounds (2001)

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Orin Boyd, a tough cop in an inner-city precinct discovers a web of dirty cops and corruption.

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Andrzej Bartkowiak

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Ed Horowitz (screenplay), Richard D'Ovidio (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Seagal ... Orin Boyd
DMX ... Latrell Walker
Isaiah Washington ... George Clark
Anthony Anderson ... T.K. Johnson
Michael Jai White ... Lewis Strutt
Bill Duke ... Chief Hinges
Jill Hennessy ... Annette Mulcahy
Tom Arnold ... Henry Wayne
Bruce McGill ... Frank Daniels
David Vadim ... Matt Montini
Eva Mendes ... Trish
Matthew G. Taylor ... Useldinger
Paolo Mastropietro ... Parker
Shane Daly Shane Daly ... Fitz
Drag-On ... Shaun Rollins
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Storyline

Orin Boyd (Seagal) is a Detroit cop who doesn't follow rules. After he saved the Vice President by violating every order he received he is transferred to one of the worst precincts in the city. There he quickly encounters some corrupt cops selling heroin to drug dealers. The problem is, it's very difficult to tell who is the bad guy and who you can trust. Written by Boris Shafir <borisshafir@hotmail.com>

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What Can Two Men Do Against A Gang Of Crooked Cops? Whatever It Takes. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blessures fatales See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,485,586, 18 March 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$51,758,599

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$79,958,599
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2.35 : 1
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Michael Jai White and Steven Seagal first worked together in 1993, on a Japanese soup commercial. See more »

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During the shootout on the bridge, Orin Boyd knocks out an enemy and takes from him a submachine gun. Though each following shot shows Boyd wielding a .45 semiautomatic pistol instead of the weapon he just took, the gun still fires in automatic mode, which is impossible for that kind of weapon. See more »

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Vice President: Ladies and gentleman, it's a pleasure for me to be here on such a beautiful day, in the great city of Detroit. And I'd love to tell you all to sit back, relax, and enjoy yourselves. I'd love to, but unfortunately, I can't do that. There's a very serious issue that's spiraling out of control in this country. Illegal handguns ending up in the hands of our children. But instead of reading off a bunch of statistics that you might not already know that last year, more preschoolers died ...
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The creme de la creme of cheesy action flicks
24 May 2001 | by Aphex97See all my reviews

I went into this movie with the no expectations, except to see a cheesy action flick. This means I desired high-flying, over-the-top action that includes lots of cool martial arts, mushroom cloud explosions, high speed car chases and catastrophic crashes, and ultra-violent death scenes. Boy does this movie deliver!

I've been reading some of the other user reviews here on imdb and many are saying this is Seagal's best flick. I would probably agree that it is close. His stiff under-acting makes him perfect for this Dirty Harry type part.

The plot is nothing new. Seagal is a strung-out lone ranger cop who plays by his own rules...well you know the type, this character has been used in countless movies. Basically, Seagal's character finally goes too far (by throwing the Vice President off a bridge no less!) Thus, Seagal gets demoted down to the most dangerous precinct in town. Once there, he begins to discover crooked cops and internal conspiracies. With no one to trust and people trying (emphasis on "trying") to kill him left and right, Seagal starts kicking ass and taking names.

Yes I know, this storyline is as old as they come, but I maintain that cheesy action flicks aren't about great or novel plot lines. No, cheesy action flicks are about great action with all the things I listed above, in which, this movie delivers the goods with a bang.

This movie also stars DMX, who is surprisingly competent as one of the main and most interesting characters of the movie. Generally good performances all around. I never noticed any laughably bad acting. Flashy directing and nice production design are also bonuses. This tired plot even still manages a few interesting twists (I won't reveal anything for those who haven't seen the movie, but lets just say everyone is not how they seem, including the bad guys).

FINAL RATING: 7/10 - As good as a cliched action flick can be. Semi-interesting characters, a few plot twists here and there, steady, interesting action, flashy directing, decent performances, plenty of cool explosions, exciting car chases, and numerous excellent violent death scenes. This movie is truly the creme de la creme of cheesy action flicks! Recommended for all action lovers!

Noob Aalox


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