City of Industry


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.


Harvey Keitel
as Roy Egan
Stephen Dorff
as Skip Kovie
Wade Dominguez
as Jorge Montana
Reno Wilson
as Keshaun Brown
Lucy Liu
as Cathi Rose
François Chau
as Uncle Luke
Brian Shen
as Pai-Gow Dealer
Ai Wan
as Gwen
as A Roc
Eli García Ruiz
as Henry Montana
Vien Hong
as Gingerhead
Michael Trac
as Shrimp Boy
Evzen Kolar
as Droutzkoy
Jonathan Schmock
as Jewelry Manager
Raymond Ma
as Paradise Hotel Clerk
Georg D. Rice
as Royal Sentry Security Guard
Brian Habicht
as Phone Company Employee
Jane Crawley
as Waitress
Philip Tan
as Jimmie
Stuart Quan
as Onion Head
John Koyama
as Two Gun
Steven Ho
as Gang Member
Brian Imada
as Sweet Plum
Leo Lee
as Redman
Elisa Ruiz
as Henry Montana
Eddie Yansick
as Bodyguard
Eddie Mathews
as Bodyguard
Tim Rigby
as Bodyguard
Fred Lerner
as Security Guard
Elliott Gould
as Gangster (Uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for City of Industry

All Critics (14) | 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.

Apr 27, 2007 | Rating: C
Top Critic

Slight, solemn, borderline silly but watchable.

Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4
USA Today
Top Critic

A grim and violent derivative revenge thriller.

Apr 11, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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

Oct 21, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

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


Another quality QT rip off, with the ever reliable Harvey Keitel out to wreak bloody revenge on enjoyably psychotic Stephen Dorff. Nothing new but efficiently done.

xGary Xx
xGary Xx

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