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Ricochet (1991)

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A District Attorney is terrorized by the criminal he put away years ago when he was a cop.

Director:

Russell Mulcahy

Writers:

Fred Dekker (story), Menno Meyjes (story) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Denzel Washington ... Nick Styles
John Lithgow ... Earl Talbot Blake
Ice-T ... Odessa (as Ice T)
Kevin Pollak ... Larry Doyle
Lindsay Wagner ... DA Priscilla Brimleigh
Mary Ellen Trainor ... Gail Wallens
Josh Evans ... Kim
Victoria Dillard ... Alice
John Amos ... Reverend Styles
John Cothran ... Councilman Farris (as John Cothran Jr.)
Linda Dona ... Wanda (as Linda Doná)
Matt Landers ... Chief Floyd
Lydell M. Cheshier Lydell M. Cheshier ... R.C.
Starletta DuPois ... Mrs. Styles
Sherman Howard ... Kiley
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Storyline

In this action thriller, Denzel Washington plays Nick Styles, the assistant district attorney of L.A. The film opens in his early days as a cop on the L.A.P.D. During a carnival, master criminal Earl Talbot Blake creates a scene after a botched drug deal. Styles and Blake confront each other, during which Blake is wounded by Styles and later sent to prison. Seven years later, Blake escapes from prison during a parole board hearing to carry out his revenge against Styles, and what follows is a violent series of events that destroys Styles' career. This sets the stage for one last bloody duel between Styles and Blake. Written by Stephen Currence <billyc@erols.com>

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This is one case that's going to be settled out of court. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and sensuality, and for language and drug content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

John Lithgow almost never blinks during this film. He wore a contact lens to give the impression that his character had a glass eye. See more »

Goofs

When Earl Talbot Blake is in the prison infirmary watching a video of Nick Styles about to initiate an arrest on a Drug Deal, the date on-screen says "11.Sept.1985". The voice-over narrator states, Nick Styles arrested Blake "Two Years Ago". There is a banner at the beginning of the Carnival Scene that Blake and Styles first meet, that has "1984" on it, which contradicts what the announces stated. See more »

Quotes

Parole Board Official: Mr. Blake, what will you do if you get out of prison?
Blake: [thinking] Well, I guess, Mr. Chairman, that first I'll pay a visit to your house.
Parole Board Official: To thank me, I suppose?
Blake: No... to fuck your wife. And your daughter. Hell, maybe even your dog.
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Alternate Versions

Re-rating in 2007 by the BBFC in the UK waived the cut to the butterfly knife, but still cut the shot of the child-porn magazine. See more »

Connections

References The Love Boat (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh Freedom
Performed by The Saint John's Methodist Church Gospel Choir
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Action packed film that has Lithgow as the bad guy!
17 July 2003 | by Movie NuttballSee all my reviews

Ricochet is an intense movie that stars Denzel Washington,John Lithgow,and Ice-T!I really don't want to say much in case you haven't seen it. I will point out a few things though.Lithgow really steals the show here as he puts on a great performance as a very mean villain!There is one small sex scene and a little nudity in a bard but it really doesn't show it that long.The music is excellent by Alan Silvestri!I love it when the haunting music starts when Lithgow shows up in some scenes.There are some really intense moments.Jesse Ventura is in the film for a while and boy does his character look different than his others in previous movies.Washington and Ice-t were very good.Anyway it a cool film directed by Russell Mulcahy!If you haven't seen Ricochet before than now is the time to check it out!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,831,181, 6 October 1991

Gross USA:

$21,756,163

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,756,163
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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