City of Industry (1997)



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Betrayal and revenge are the key ingredients of this violent, streetwise crime drama. Roy Egan (Harvey Keitel) was once a highly successful thief but has gotten out of the business and now leads a quiet life in the Midwest. He's lured out of retirement by his brother, Lee (Timothy Hutton); Lee figures that he's come to the end of his rope as a small-time thief and wants to pull one last job that will earn him a healthy score. Lee and Roy devise a plan to knock over a jewelry store in Palm Springs and bring along two helpers, even-tempered family man Jorge (Wade Dominguez) and hot-headed driver Skip (Stephen Dorff). The heist goes like clockwork, but afterward Skip turns on his partners and kills Lee and Jorge. Roy is able to escape and swears to avenge his brother's death with the help of Jorge's wife Rachel (Famke Janssen). City of Industry was the debut feature for writer/producer Ken Solarz.
R (adult situations/language, sex, violence)
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Lucy Liu
as Cathi Rose
Harvey Keitel
as Roy Egan
Stephen Dorff
as Skip Kovie
Famke Janssen
as Rachel
Elliott Gould
as Gangster (Uncredited)
Timothy Hutton
as Lee Egan
Steven Ho
as Gang Member
Fred Lerner
as Security Guard
Philip Tan
as Jimmie
François Chau
as Uncle Luke
Stuart Quan
as Onion Head
Evzen Kolar
as Droutzkoy
John Koyama
as Two Gun
Wade Dominguez
as Jorge Montana
Brian Brophy
as Backus
Reno Wilson
as Keshaun Brown
Raymond Ma
as Paradise Hotel Clerk
Vien Hong
as Gingerhead
Cyrus Farmer
as Steady
Jonathan Schmock
as Jewelry Manager
Eddie Mathews
as Bodyguard
Leo Lee
as Redman
Ai Wan
as Gwen
Brian Shen
as Pai-Gow Dealer
Brian Imada
as Sweet Plum
Eddie Yansick
as Bodyguard
Elisa Ruiz
as Henry Montana
as A Roc
Tim Rigby
as Bodyguard
Antonio Molina
as Mailman
Jane Crawley
as Waitress
Brian Habicht
as Phone Company Employee
Georg D. Rice
as Royal Sentry Security Guard
Michael Trac
as Shrimp Boy
Eli García Ruiz
as Henry Montana
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Critic Reviews for City of Industry

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (7)

Like other Irvin films, this noir saga (more of an urban Western) is burdened with a philosophical layer that's incongruous with the basic tale, though acting by Keitel, Dorff, and others is good.

Full Review… | April 27, 2007
Top Critic

Slight, solemn, borderline silly but watchable.

December 31, 1999
USA Today
Top Critic

Keitel's controlled, efficient performance makes this one worth seeing.

October 21, 2004
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

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September 29, 2007

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Full Review… | September 25, 2007

Audience Reviews for City of Industry

This is watchable and enjoyable and a harmless way to spend 90 minutes...even if it is a MASSIVE rip-off of Reservoir Dogs.

Marcus Woolcott
Marcus Woolcott

Super Reviewer

City of Industry is transformed from an average revenge crime thriller, to a very good one because of a commanding and brooding performance by the criminally under-appreciated Harvey Keitel, who seemingly channels the intensity from his role in Bad Lieutenant.

Jeffrey Meyers
Jeffrey Meyers

Super Reviewer


Enjoyable crime film, though not that memorable (hence the short review).

Christopher  Brown
Christopher Brown

Super Reviewer

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