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Hell's Kitchen N.Y.C. (1999)

Hell's Kitchen N.Y.C. (1999)

Hell's Kitchen N.Y.C.




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In this hard-edged crime drama, four kids from the tough New York neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen decide to pull a robbery, but their first foray into crime does not go well. When the dust settles, Hayden (Ryan Slater) is dead, and Johnny (Mekhi Phifer) gets pinched by the cops, while Patty (Johnny Whitworth) and Gloria (Angelina Jolie) manage to get away. Johnny serves a five-year stretch in prison for the theft. Although Gloria was in love with Johnny, Hayden was her brother, so she's become susceptible to gossip that Johnny was responsible for Hayden's death, and she is eager to get revenge on her former lover. Patty has also fallen in love with Gloria, and while he is not happy about betraying his old friend, he's soon ensnared in Gloria's plot to kill Johnny. Patty also has to deal with the guilt he feels about his on-again, off-again affair with Gloria's mother Liz (Rosanna Arquette), a failed lounge singer sunk deep into drugs and alcohol. Meanwhile, as he tries to clear his name with Gloria, Johnny is trying to make a career as a boxer; Lou (William Forsythe), a veteran trainer and manager, offers to help Johnny, but the young fighter isn't so sure he wants to be linked to someone with Lou's ties to organized crime. Hell's Kitchen N.Y.C. was the feature directorial debut for Tony Cinciripini, who was formerly an assistant to famed acting coach Lee Strasberg. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovimore
Rating: R (Nudity, Sexual Situations, Adult Language, Violence and Drug Use)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Tony Cinciripini
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 11, 2004
Box Office: $9.1k
HK Film Corporation


Mekhi Phifer
as Johnny Miller
Rosanna Arquette
as Liz McNeary
Angelina Jolie
as Gloria McNeary
Don Wallace
as Bulldozer
Larry Weiss
as Bar Patron
Heidi Coughlin
as Bar Patron
James Haven Voight
as Boyle's Bartender
Vito Antuofermo
as Boyle's Thug
Paul Olden
as Bulldozer Fight Anno...
Kenny McCabe
as Bulldozer Referee
Bob Papa
as Hines Fight Announce...
Sal Marchiano
as Hines Fight Announce...
Vinnie Ferguson
as Hines Referee
Jack Lotz
as Johnny's Corner Man
Joseph Arthur
as Musician
Lyle Legassay
as Playground Kid
Lance Legassey
as Playground Kid
Diamond Yorker
as Playground Kid
Randy Reina Jr.
as Playground Kid
Matthew Bienas
as Rasta Man
Maria Bryant
as Ring Girl
as Ring Girl
Melissa Rene
as Ring Girl
Julie Rubin
as Ring Girl
as Stripper
as Stripper
Donna DiPinto
as Stripper
Michelle Wong
as Stripper
Jimmy Archer
as Whisperer
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Critic Reviews for Hell's Kitchen N.Y.C.

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Village Voice
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Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Film Threat

September 13, 2005

March 11, 2004
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Full Review… | December 8, 2002
Film Threat

Audience Reviews for Hell's Kitchen N.Y.C.

Hell's Kitchen isn't much of a film and falls apart rather quickly. The story is garbage and goes off in several different directions at once. Additionally, the acting is remarkably poor; except for Angelina Jolie, who tries to rescue the film, but the script is working against her. Some of the plot threats are interesting, but overall the story's incredibly incoherent. Bogged down with a bad script and poor directing, Hell's Kitchen winds up being a monotonous film without any focus.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer


Courage can't win you reviews, but It can show acting skills.

Joseph Eastmond

Super Reviewer

With the exception of a solid performance from Angelina Jolie, there is absolutely nothing to like about this movie. It's depressing, slow-moving, and really has no redeeming qualities. Too bad, because Jolie is great, but she's not enough to carry the rest of it.

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