When police officer Xavier Quinn's childhood friend, Maubee, becomes associated with murder and a briefcase full of ten thousand dollar bills, The Mighty Quinn must clear his name. Or try to catch him, which could be even trickier.
An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes. The Indian daughter falls in love with a black man, and the respective families... See full summary »
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
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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 »
There are various times throughout the film that Blake's fogged eye becomes clear. See more »
[Nick is trying to persuade Odessa to stop dealing at the Towers]
Do it for your mother.
What about my mother, motherfucker?
Your mother, nigga! The one that died of a broken heart, praying with my father every night over your sorry ass. The one that buried your kid brother without his head because they couldn't find it. Don't play me, Odessa.
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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 »
Words and Music by Adamski (as Adam Tinley) and Seal
Published by MCA Music Ltd. Beethoven Street Music, Ltd/Perfect Songs/Virgin Music
Performed by Seal
Courtesy of Sire Records/ZTT Records Ltd./Warner Music U.K. Ltd.
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Denzel Washington as a district attorney who is hunted and teased by a crazed escaped convict (John Lithgow) that he had put away when he was still a police officer. Crazed and silly action thriller that wastes the talents of its two leads with oddball sequences and twists galore. The supporting cast is no help and the screenplay is way too dumb to generate much interest after a fairly successful start. Lithgow's demented character chews up the scenery and Washington seems somewhat lost himself in the disappointing mixture. Typical would-be cop thriller of the time period that does very little to set itself apart from other works of the type. 2.5 out of 5 stars.
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