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Sometimes a Hero (2000)

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A former gang member finds the tempting allure of crime too difficult to resist in this crime thriller from director Jalal Merhi. Falling on hard times financially and facing increasing pressure from his former gang mates, Jimmy Coy (Josh Barker) agrees to a contract from crime boss Arthur Hallam (Paul Coufos) that involves the destruction of a local ice skating facility. Although the mission initially appears to be going as planned, it soon encounters a roadblock when Jimmy falls for beautiful skating coach Cassandra Diaz (Christina Cox). As their relationship develops and Cassandra begins to confide in Jimmy, the conflicted gangster takes pity on the girl when she reveals that her stepfather Leon (Patrick Philips) is abusive. Following a violent argument between Leon and Cassandra's mother Stella Joan Kennedy, Jimmy discovers a hidden link between Leon and Hallam. When Hallam realizes that Jimmy is no longer capable of fulfilling his duties, he hires Russ Fortus (Darren Shahlavi) to finish the job and kill Jimmy. On the eve of an annual figure skating gala, a tense face-off between Jimmy and Russ leads to an explosive climax in which no one -- including hundreds of spectators -- may survive.

Cast

Christina Cox
as Cassandra Diaz
Josh Barker
as Jimmy Coy
Darren Shahlavi
as Russ Fortus
Paul Coufos
as Arthur Hallam
Roselle Soussana
as Kristina Diaz
James Leard
as Mr. Coradetti
Audrey Nesbitt
as Dr. Gordon
Ian Case
as Food Attendant
John Freeman
as Large Cowboy
Erica Carroll
as Bartender
Don Cook
as Milton
Jon Kralt
as Bar Thug No. 1
Rick Moore
as Bar Thug No. 2
Alex Dworak
as Bar Thug No. 3
John Sampson
as Man No. 1/Big John
Lars Grant
as Man No. 2
Ward McMahon
as Man No. 3
Craig Webb
as Man No. 5
Sam Tsui
as Man No. 6
Bruce Pinard
as Man No. 7
Edwin Turner
as Announcer
Chris Kent
as Pianist
Denis Corbett
as Restaurant Patron
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