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Payback: Straight Up (2006)

Unrated | | Action, Crime, Drama | Video 10 April 2007
Porter is shot by his wife and best friend and is left to die. When he survives he plots revenge.

Director:

Brian Helgeland

Writers:

Brian Helgeland (screenplay), Donald E. Westlake (novel) (as Richard Stark)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mel Gibson ... Porter (archive footage)
Gregg Henry ... Val Resnick (archive footage)
Maria Bello ... Rosie (archive footage)
David Paymer ... Arthur Stegman (archive footage)
Bill Duke ... Detective Hicks (archive footage)
Deborah Kara Unger ... Lynn Porter (archive footage)
John Glover ... Phil (archive footage)
William Devane ... Fred Carter (archive footage)
Lucy Liu ... Pearl (archive footage) (as Lucy Alexis Liu)
Jack Conley ... Detective Leary (archive footage)
Sally Kellerman ... Bronson (voice) (archive footage)
Kwame Amoaku ... Radioman (archive footage)
Justin Ashforth ... Michael The Bartender (archive footage)
Len Bajenski Len Bajenski ... Fairfax Bodyguard #1 (archive footage)
Kate Buddeke Kate Buddeke ... Counter Girl (archive footage)
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Storyline

Porter is shot by his wife and best friend and is left to die. When he survives he plots revenge.

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He's back with a vengeance.


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Payback See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This is Brian Helgeland's version of Payback (1999). Helgeland was replaced by John Myhre as director after Helgeland was fired from the original. See more »

Goofs

When Porter and Val run their Nova into the Chows' car, although the cars have impacted and come to a dead stop, the reaction shot of Porter and Val shows buildings still moving past the side windows. Also, Porter's head has snapped forward all the way to the steering wheel before Val even reacts to the crash. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Val Resnick: Oh, I bet you got a lot of questions rattling around in your head.
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Featured in Paybacks Are a Bitch (2007) See more »

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A callous disregard for likeability and an engaging plot make this a strong revenge thriller.
5 April 2018 | by Pjtaylor-96-138044See all my reviews

This delayed director's cut made drastic changes, warranting its own listing on IMDb, that positively effected the quality of this revenge thriller. 'Payback: Straight Up (2006)' pits a relatively unsympathetic anti-hero protagonist against an arguably even more unsympathetic bad-guy and just lets him off the leash. The film isn't perfect, though its better in this form than in the washed-out and narration-heavy studio-mandated theatrical cut, but some brutal action, a callous disregard for likeability and an engaging plot mean that this is an entertainingly, and refreshingly, downbeat affair. 7/10


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