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What impressed me to start with was all the name actors - Nicholas Cage, Samuel Jackson, Helen Hunt, etc. You are alternately distressed at the hopelessness of fighting organized crime and hope for the hero.
A whole host of great actors that were so much younger and greener in 1995. David Caruso plays an excellent part as a informant to a Distrait Attorney, and who he is informing on is a tough Little Junior Brown (Nicolas Cage, mean while he's putting up with the cop who was shot in a prior crime Samuel L Jackson, Plenty of action and very well written for a 1995 movie that is worth watching more then once. 4 1/2 stars
Forget the other well known actors in this film, this is a David Curuso film, with the smaller parts being played by others. Curuso himself plays quite a good role, unfortunately I think Nick Cage ruined this film, his attempt at playing the pshycho, was less than believable and he just looked like a corny action star.
A rather run of the mill thriller that could've worked if Caruso wasn't the lead. He's not THAT bad, but he's just so "made for TV"...but it has got some decent moments, mainly involving Nicolas Cage's enjoyably psychotic gangster.
Utterly boring and stupid. Seriously this film was going nowhere and was just dragging everything on. Crap and overused storyline. What a shame, there were a few good actors in here. And Nicholas Cage for once developed his character, as all his others are the same, unlike this time. Don't bother wasting 2 hours of your life on this crap, unless you have absolutely nothing to do.
This flick was actually geniunely fun to watch. All the actors were great, but I must say that Cage was the most entertaining. He was both scary and ridiculous as Little Junior, and had me at the edge of my seat wondering what he was going to do next whenever he came on screen. Jackson was also good as the hardened cop, and it was interesting to see him go from hating Caruso's character to actually considering him a friend. The flick also spanned quite a few years and went from one spectrum to almost the complet opposite in terms of story. I wasn't expecting that, but it was a pleasant surprise. This is not a great movie per se, but it's definitely worth at least one viewing if you like cop/criminal interaction.