A former street tough returns to his Philadelphia home after a stint in the military. Back on his home turf, he once again finds himself tangling with the mob boss who was instrumental in his going off to be a soldier.

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Bobby Moresco
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Marsden ... Tommy
Giovanni Ribisi ... Joey
Brad Renfro ... Vincent
Piper Perabo ... Brandy
Dennis Hopper ... Matty Matello
Brian Dennehy ... Agent Horvath
Lesley Ann Warren ... Tina
Leo Rossi ... Agent Thornton
Dash Mihok ... Junior
Tommy Lee ... Jimmy Tattoo
Francesco Salvi ... Luciano Reggio
Val Kilmer ... Murtha
John Capodice ... Sipio
Billy Gallo ... Provenzano
Ken Garito ... Willy
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Storyline

February, 1991. Tommy, a Desert Storm marine dismayed that the US isn't taking out Saddam, breaks some rules and faces hard labor. An FBI agent offers him an out: go home to his gritty, dockside home in Pennsylvania and help get the goods on an Italian heroin dealer; in return, no prison time and no arrest of Tommy's brother Vincent and cousin Joey. Loyalty to family conflicts with loyalty to the code of the street. Can Tommy sort it out, protect his brother and cousin, and stay true? Do young men die - in the sands of the Middle East and on the mean streets of the US - for no reason? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The intersection where family, honor and betrayal collide. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

In some European countries a film title was simply changed to The Streets of Philadelphia on TV & in the cinemas without realising the fact that was too similar to the already existing title of a completly different film with Tom Hanks back in 1993. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning when Tommy is shot and the car is driving away, a Pontiac Vibe can be seen in the background. These cars did not exist in the early 1990s. See more »

Quotes

Tommy: When I saw my father shot dead outside ours house, I remember thinking he probably deserved it.
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Crazy Credits

In Memorium, Dino A. De Laurentis as Dino A. De Laurentiis Jr. See more »

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References Coyote Ugly (2000) See more »

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Worth watching for Ribisi's role if nothing else
14 May 2007 | by itssosublimeSee all my reviews

I gave this film an 8. Maybe it's just because I happen to think Giovanni Ribisi is an exceptional actor, but I really did find this to be a surprisingly good film. The one thing that didn't sit well with me was the idea that James Marsden is the star. That's simply a misnomer. He is a decent actor and does give a professional effort, but I just do not see him as the street-tough Philly kid he's supposed to be. Maybe this is a bit cynical, but there really wouldn't be much reason for a woman to watch this movie if not for somebody with good looks like Marsden playing the lead character and gracing the cover of the DVD. Hey, don't get me wrong, Piper Perabo has made me watch a movie or two that I regret, so it definitely goes both ways. Still, I could have done without the forced romance angle that they really tried to pull off between the two of them. But overall I definitely would recommend seeing this film for Ribisi's performance if nothing else. As he ages he's beginning to play some much darker, grittier characters which suits him very well. His versatility is astounding, especially his ability to maintain a level of sympathy no matter how many misdeeds he commits. Check this one out if you're a fan of the genre, it will hold your attention and may surprise you a bit as it's much more than just the former Marine forced to return home in order save his family from a couple of corrupt cops trying to extort him.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

12 April 2007 (Lebanon) See more »

Also Known As:

For Life See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,774, 20 August 2006

Gross USA:

$54,702

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$143,451
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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