The film's tag line, "I lay my vengeance upon them," is a direct reference to a line frequently spoken by Samuel L. Jackson IN "Pulp Fiction" in which Travolta co-starred. See more »
In the barber shop, right after saying "There's definitely no stealing in the shop, either", Christopher Meloni exhales cigarette smoke. In the immediate next shot there is only slight residual smoke, high-up in the room. See more »
You were suppose to count to three.
Is that right?
Yeah, it's one, two, three. Not one, three, boom.
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To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves.' Alexander Pope
Yvan Gauthier and Paul Sloan are responsible for his tight script directed by Chuck Russell and for a change of pace in the current run of corruption in the police force and in politicians in general this film stands out as a cut above the usual tales.
Stanley (John Travolta) works with cars (his history includes Black Ops years ago) and is happily married to Vivian (Rebecca De Mornay) when Vivian is killed by a group of thugs. Though Stanley identifies the killer (Luis Da Silva. Jr.) from a lineup the police (Sam Trammell) refuse to arrest him because Stanley was not a reliable witness! This starts Stanley's revenge ideas and his is aided by a fellow Black Ops colleague from the past (Christopher Meloni – never better!) and together they take down the thugs that are tied to the governor (Patrick St. Esprit) in all manner of crime ventures.
The theme is a distasteful if familiar one but the buddy aspect of Travolta and Meloni overcomes any flaws the film may have. Excellent photography and violence sequences. A strong film for this genre.
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