Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Kevin Bernhardt, Tia Carrere, Michael Paul Chan, Tony Curtis, Al Cutillo
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
A action movie with a twist
Cogs | 07/12/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A crafty nightclub owner (Jack) brings together a group of small time hoods and teams them up in unusual pairs (black man and white racist, Ivy Leaguer and simpleton) for a set of multiple heists which turn out to be an elaborate double cross against a notorious gangster (Domenic). The second half of the film is an extended standoff in the nightclub between Jack and his band of thieves and Domenic's henchman, during which the thieves discover why Jack brought them all together for what amounts to a suicidal mission. I hate to give more than general info as I do not like to ruin the surprises for others. What I will tell you is that I found this film very interesting and liked the pairing of the two worst to work together and why. I also liked the reasons that the people were brought in on the deal. Over all this movie had some very well written twists and turns that make this movie more than just a B-movie.The cast was also well put together, including, Eric Roberts, Tia Carrere, and Chris Rock."
D. D'Eugenio | Palm Beach, United States | 06/12/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Eight misfit criminals unite to simultaneous steal from various targets in the city. Of course it all goes bad, predictable but still fun and entertaining. There's a lot of gunfire, explosions, tough-guys and a gal, and some humor thrown in. It translates to a very good action-thriller. Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts, is as good as he was in Runway Train (he was nominated for an Academy Award for in 1985). At the end of this film you might be surprise who the real target is! It's worth your time, however it is only available in limited quantities, you'll have to order it and wait. But it's worth it. By the way, Chris Rock is true to form and he'll make you laugh! Rate R for strong language and violence."
An Excellent Action/Thriller With A Stellar Cast!!!
John Baranyai | 08/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I usually don't have time for Action/Thriller movies about robberies but this is the exception to the rule and it would have to be on my list of My Favourite Top Ten Movies. I can't speak highly enough of this film. Nightclub owner Jack, played by Eric Roberts organizes a group of 8 people to steal some large amounts of cash. This movie has Drama, Comedy and Sympathy for the characters from the viewer which is rare for most action movies these days. The guys and the woman who stole the cash all have a secret and as the body count rises their secrets are slowly revealed. Tia Carrere is beautiful as always and produced this movie which shows she is a lady of not only beauty but good taste in scripts.Clarence Williams III gives a great performance and it is a real shame that we do not see him in more movies these days.Chris Rock is also very funny as the guy who is the partner of Ms. Carrere.I liked this movie so much that I bought a copy from the Video Store which is a pretty rare thing for me to do. This movie was made in 1995 and it has hardly dated. Bravo to the cast, crew, director and producers of this fine piece of Hollywood magic.They don't come much better than this!!!"
A great cast!!!!
Michael D. Reid | Boston, Ma. | 10/21/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"this is a great "b" movie that should've done better than it did.The cast
is great, and Eric Roberts is his usual cool self.A good movie that HBO
used to show at 4am in the morning, and I was happy to get on DVD!!"