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Phoenix (1998)

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A cop (Liotta) with a gambling addiction plots a theft from the bookies who are putting pressure on him to pay off or else.

Director:

Danny Cannon

Writer:

Eddie Richey
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Liotta ... Harry Collins
Anthony LaPaglia ... Mike Henshaw
Daniel Baldwin ... James Nutter
Jeremy Piven ... Fred Shuster
Royce D. Applegate ... Dickerman
Xander Berkeley ... Lt. Clyde Webber
Tamara Clatterbuck ... Waitress
Vanessa Munday Vanessa Munday ... Betsy
Al Sapienza ... Cop
Yvette Cruise ... Maria
John Henry Whitaker ... Husband
Glenn Morshower ... Anti-Abortionist
Brittany Murphy ... Veronica
George Murdock ... Sid
Kathryn Joosten ... Esther
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Storyline

In Phoenix, Arizona, all is not well at the local police station as some of the colleagues are not good of heart. Superstitious cop Harry Collins is on the take. He a compulsive gambler who is forced to plan a heist with fellow cops Mike, James, and Fred to rip off local pimp and overall bad guy, Louie, to pay off gambling debts run up with "bookie" Chicago. Written by Chris Foster <cf@chrisfoster.prestel.co.uk>

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Taglines:

In this town, the heat can kill you.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Ray Liotta has worked with a Baldwin brother twice. In this film, he worked with Danny Baldwin, in The Last Shot, he worked with Alec Baldwin. See more »

Quotes

Harry Collins: Veronica.
Veronica: Harry stay the fuck away from me, alright?
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Connections

References King Kong (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

K. C.
Written by Guy Davis, Marc Olson and Mike Williamson
Performed by Sage
Courtesy of Will Records
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Superstitious
29 May 2004 | by jotix100See all my reviews

This film was a complete surprise. One of those rarities that come out out of nowhere and knock your socks off without much effort. Danny Cannon, it's director must be given credit for bringing this story to the screen, or video, as probably was the case.

Any film where Ray Liotta appears, is worth a look. Now, if one adds the great Anthony LaPaglia, one of the best actors around, it has to be outstanding. Mr. LaPaglia has never struck a wrong note in whatever I've seen him do. He shines here playing against type and almost stealing the film from Ray Liotta.

The story about bad cops in Phoenix is presented with a total sense of honesty, no pun intended. There are a bunch of these guys in every police department in large cities. The director packs a lot of action into this movie. It will keep the viewer glued to the screen.

In addition to Ray Liotta and Anthony LaPaglia, there are brief glances at Anjelica Houston, Brittany Murphy, Jeremy Piven, Giancarlo Esposito and others that make this film a delight for fans of thrillers.

Either catch it on cable, or run to the video store and rent it. You won't regret it!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Corrupção em Phoenix See more »

Filming Locations:

Phoenix, Arizona, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,579, 7 September 1998

Gross USA:

$45,661

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$54,135
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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