(5 out of 5 stars)
"Final payback is a must have suspense, action thriller. From the opening titles to the climactic ending the film takes several twists and turns. It is inspired by the recent "LAPD Rampart" scandal. The lead Joey Randall, brilliantly played by Richard Grieco is a washed up ex-cop who is framed for a muder he didn't commit. He sets out to redeem himself with the police and rogue group of cops after him. Grieco plays a flawed yet noble character in his quest to find the truth and clear his name. Veteran actor Martin Kove plays Police Captain James, who does whatever it takes to maintain the integrity of the force and rid the city of what he considers scum. Randall and James find themselves in a deadly game of cat and mouse with Randall being the hunted. In the end The hunted becomes the hunter and this leads to a rollercoaster ride to find the real killer and exact justice."
Dull and annoying
J. Houzet | Chicago, IL | 08/30/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The other glowing review about this movie fooled me into renting it. Well, I really wanted to see it because Laura Harring is in it, and she's a babe. But she doesn't save this bomb. Richard Grieco plays the same role over and over again and this flick is no different. He's an outcast with a chip on his shoulder in most of his roles and he rides a motorcycle whenever possible. This time he's a cop who left the force because he couldn't stand the rampant corruption. Yet he continues to have an affair with the police chief's wife (Priscilla Barnes in flashback). He wakes up with a hangover to find her murdered body and flees the scene. Has he been set up? Hmmmm...
This looks like it was a made for TV movie, and a B-movie at that. Small budget, third rate actors and a poor script. It's not even a made for cable movie so don't expect any hot scenes with the aforementioned Laura Harring. And I'm not a fan of foul language but it's hilarious and unrealistic when the mob guys say "freakin'" as an expletive. I found that hilarious. Check out Mulholland Drive and The Punisher for better views of Laura Harring."