Kiss of Death


Kiss of Death

Critics Consensus

An outstanding ensemble cast propels Kiss of Death, a noir-ish crime thriller that's slick and big on atmosphere, even if its script may only provide sporadic bursts of tension.



Total Count: 38


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User Ratings: 9,367
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A loyal family man who has had trouble with the law is released from prison on the condition that he help the government spy on Little Junior, a major crime lord. This noirish thriller follows the ex-con's efforts to befriend the crime boss and keep his identity as an informant secret.


David Caruso
as Jimmy Kilmartin
Nicolas Cage
as Little Junior
Stanley Tucci
as Frank Zioli
Anthony Heald
as Jack Gold
Katie Sagona
as Corinna (age 4)
Anne Meara
as Bev's Mother
Kevin Corrigan
as Kid Selling Infinity
Hugh Palmer
as Dancing Naked Man
Hope Davis
as Junior's Girlfriend
Richard Price
as City Clerk
Edward McDonald
as US Attorney
Alex Stevens
as Convoy Drunk
Joe Lisi
as Agent at Bungalow
Frank DiLeo
as Big Junior's Friend
Jason Andrews
as Johnny A
Ed Trucco
as Calvin's Partner
Bernadette Penotti
as Molested Dancer
Debra J. Pereira
as Sioux Dancer
Shiek Mahmud-Bey
as Federal Agent
Joe Pentangelo
as Riker's Security Officer
John C. Vennema
as Angry Federal Agent
Tony Cucci
as Junior's Crew No. 1
Allen K. Bernstein
as Junior's Crew No. 2
as J.J.'s Crew No. 1
José María Vaz de Soto
as J.J.'s Crew No. 2
Lloyd Hollar
as Prison Chaplain
Nicholas Falcone
as Priest at Funeral
James McCauley
as Cop Outside Bar
Michael Artura
as Emergency Room Cop
Tom Riis Farrell
as EMS Supervisor
Henry Yuk
as Chinese Restaurant Owner
Chuck Margiotta
as Escort at Cemetery No. 1
Jay M. Boryea
as Escort at Cemetery No. 2
Joseph Pentangelo
as Riker's Security Officer
Alan Jeffrey Gordon
as Riker's Security Officer
Dean Rader-Duval
as Sing Sing Guard
Willie M. Watford
as Sing Sing Guard
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Critic Reviews for Kiss of Death

All Critics (38) | Top Critics (13)

Audience Reviews for Kiss of Death

  • Jan 17, 2013
    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.
    Red L Super Reviewer
  • Jan 09, 2012
    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
    Bruce B Super Reviewer
  • Aug 29, 2008
    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.
    Matthew A Super Reviewer
  • Apr 09, 2008
    Don't give David Caruso any more work!!! Ban Nicolas Cage from acting wile you're at it!!
    The M Super Reviewer

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