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Turnaround (2002)

Final Breakdown (original title)
Rayne Johnson is a shrewd investment company assistant who turns a mob slaying into a golden opportunity for a new improved lifestyle, managing to outsmart the crooked cops who are very ... See full summary »

Director:

Jeffrey W. Byrd
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Badalamenti Anthony Badalamenti ... Tony Walnut
Inny Clemons ... Officer #1
Jade Jenise Dixon ... Bradshaw (as Jade Dixon)
Eric George Eric George ... Marcus
Renée Elise Goldsberry ... Rachel (as Renee Goldsberry)
Teck Holmes ... Ricky
Marci T. House ... Coroner #2
Regina King ... Rayne
Monica Calhoun ... Cammy
Morgan H. Margolis ... Gulf War Vet, Mullins
Amaury Nolasco ... Hector Arturo
Larry Romano ... Danny Russo
James Shanta James Shanta ... Officer Bell
Craig Sheffer ... Det. Stratten
Frank Sivero ... LaTrenta
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Rayne Johnson is a shrewd investment company assistant who turns a mob slaying into a golden opportunity for a new improved lifestyle, managing to outsmart the crooked cops who are very eager to see her disappear. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, violence, some sexuality, nudity and drug use
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Truth Be Told See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Mono

Color:

Color
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Goofs

When the coroner is examining Cammy, her eyelids and eyelashes flutter. See more »

Connections

Remake of Breakdown (1997) See more »

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Interesting story, decent acting, though unpolished
25 July 2005 | by donjmillerSee all my reviews

First, in spite of its shortcomings, it did hold my interest throughout. It wants to be compared to some of Pam Grier's films, especially the earlier ones, though it falls a bit short of that mark. Still, it's generally fun, for similar reasons. And Regina King is attractive and effective in this role.

The plot is not too original, and the direction indicates a good feel for visuals, but not much finesse. Most of the characters are obvious stereotypes, which substitutes for character development. And, often, for plot development as well, as they do what they must, regardless of reason. The musical cues are occasionally so heavy-handed I laughed out loud - not the intended effect.

On the plus side, the story is told pretty effectively, hiding, then revealing, clues, so that understanding is pleasantly delayed into an "A-ha" moment near the end. And there's some restraint on the gratuitous sex and violence, so Jeff Byrd, the director, shows discretion and promise. No need to see it twice, but you might give it a chance once.


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