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Underworld (1996)





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In this Quentin Tarantino-style blood-drenched pseudo-film noir, Denis Leary plays a hood named Johnny who, after getting out of prison, dedicates himself to exacting revenge on mobsters who brutally injured his father. Ned Lynch (Larry Bishop, who wrote the screenplay) attacked Johnny's father, causing him to become permanently brain-dead. Johnny travels in a limousine and targets those who he believes may be responsible in a series of killings that take place on Father's Day. His main target is Frank (Joe Mantegna), but he is not certain that Frank is responsible for what happened to his father. Johnny, who has taught himself psychology in prison, takes Frank to a sex therapist, Dr. Diane Leah (Annabella Sciorra), as part of his cat-and-mouse game, in hopes of eventually learning the identity of his father's attacker.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Larry Bishop
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Denis Leary
as Johnny Crown
Joe Mantegna
as Frank Gavilan
Larry Bishop
as Ned Lynch
Abe Vigoda
as Will Cassady
James Tolkan
as Dan 'Iceberg' Eagan
Heidi Schanz
as Joyce Alt / Simone
Jimmie F. Skaggs
as Smilin' Phil Fox / T...
James Otlkan
as Dan `Iceberg' Eagan
Angela Jones
as Janette
Tracey Mannen
as Stripper
Darcy Laurie
as Buster Powell
Ken Roberts (II)
as Wild Man Palmer
Dave "Squatch" Ward
as Slim Crawford
Dean Wray
as Walt Clanton
Frank Ferrucci
as Villa Essex Man
L. Harvey Gold
as Villa Essex Man
Philip Granger
as Villa Essex Man
Sal Sortino
as Villa Essex Man
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Full Review… | February 24, 2004
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 21, 2004
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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October 29, 2002
AV Club
Top Critic

Full Review… | August 16, 2001
New York Times
Top Critic

it's a decent ride, if like those bad over-priced carnival rides, you don't expect too much.

Full Review… | February 24, 2004

August 9, 2005

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