Body Count (1998)

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After the low-budget Squeeze (1996), Boston director Robert Patton-Spruill climbed to a higher plateau by assembling a strong cast of top names for this art-heist actioner, but even so, the film went straight to video in the USA. Four men botch a Boston art museum theft, blaming Latino Chino (John Leguizamo) for the death of group leader Crane (Forest Whitaker). Security-systems expert Pike (Ving Rhames) wants to get to Miami to sell the stolen paintings solo, but eroding trust keeps the group together as Pike, Chino, driver Hobbs (David Caruso), and Booker (Donnie Wahlberg) travel south through Maryland and West Virginia. An argument between Booker and Hobbs ends with Booker's death, so Hobbs then turns his attention to baiting Chino, while flashbacks recap the original robbery plan. Then suddenly the road movie veers in another direction as the gang gives a lift to a woman (Linda Fiorentino) sporting a black eye after a car crash. Forest Whitaker is seen only in the flashbacks.
Rating:
R (adult situations/language, sex, violence)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Live Home Video

Cast

Michael Corrigan
as Security Officer
Richard Fullerton
as Officer Forrest
Deacon Dawson
as Proprietor
J. Michael Hunter
as Security Officer No. 2
Matt Giehl
as Security Officer No. 3
Juliet Poe
as Convenience Store Woman No. 1
Mary Lucy Bivens
as Convenience Store Woman No. 2
James Spruill
as Special Agent Bradley
Terry Loughlin
as SWAT Commander Rollins
Bill Roberson
as Prison Guard
Virginia Ernsberger
as Motel Clerk
Justin Theroux
as Daniel Simpson
Alyssa Milano
as Suzanne
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Critic Reviews for Body Count

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Full Review… | February 22, 2012
Variety
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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
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June 27, 2001
AV Club
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October 8, 2005
Fantastica Daily

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Full Review… | May 24, 2003
Film4

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July 30, 2002
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Audience Reviews for Body Count

This is a good movie to watch. I really like Ving Rhames character because of the spiritual role he played although he continued to do wrong by law.

Tee V. May
Tee V. May

A favorite.

Leo L
Leo L

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