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The Taxman (1999)

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Tailing a Brooklyn tax evader, tax investigator Al Benjamin (Joe Pantoliano) uncovers several murders. Ignoring the police and his tax-office boss, Al teams with rookie cop Joseph Romero (Wade Dominguez). Their efforts to solve the killings lead them to the boss of the Russian immigrant community at Brooklyn's Brighton Beach. The boss' attractive daughter Nadia (Elizabeth Berkley) takes an interest in Al. Joseph and Al succeed in getting a state prosecutor to examine the case, but the key figure in the crime remains elusive. A Raymond Chandler-styled voiceover narration moves the story along.

Cast

Joe Pantoliano
as Al Benjamin
Wade Dominguez
as Joseph Romero
Elizabeth Berkley
as Nadia Rubakoff
Michael Chiklis
as Andre Rubakoff
Robert Townsend
as Peyton Cody
Lia Chang
as Mr. Green's Receptionist
Vincent J. Mazella
as Hero Messenger
Abrasha Topolev
as Casey Siemaszko
Rick Washburn
as Serge Utisov
Fisher Stevens
as Kenneth Green
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Critic Reviews for The Taxman

All Critics (2)

As good as paté from Zabars.

Full Review… | April 28, 2003
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A fascinating film about an ordinary man whose ardent pursuit of justice opens up his constricted life.

Full Review… | March 4, 2002
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Audience Reviews for The Taxman

Joe Pantoliano plays his best role ever, Story line is excellent about the Russian Mafia who were strong back in 1998 and this film exposed a lot about what was know to be true back then, 9/11 took our interest away from the Russian Mafia who still to this day are strong in NY and They Own Baltimore. But the movie itself is very thrilling. 5 stars 10-4-12

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