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Boiling Point (1993)

A pair of sociopath killers take on the police and the mob in order to make one last big score.

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James B. Harris

Writers:

Gerald Petievich (novel), James B. Harris (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wesley Snipes ... Jimmy
Dennis Hopper ... Red
Lolita Davidovich ... Vikki
Viggo Mortensen ... Ronnie
Seymour Cassel ... Leach
Jonathan Banks ... Max
Christine Elise ... Carol
Tony Lo Bianco ... Dio
Valerie Perrine ... Mona
James Tolkan ... Levitt
Paul Gleason ... Transaction Man
Lorraine Evanoff ... Connie
Stephanie Williams Stephanie Williams ... Sally (as Stephanie E. Williams)
Tobin Bell ... Roth
Bobby Hosea ... Steve
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Storyline

Red is an aging scam-artist who's just been released from prison together with Ronnie, a young and not-so-bright hoodlum who is easily manipulated. Their new business is to organize fake-money sales and then kill the buyer to take his money; but when Ronnie kills an undercover secret service agent, his partner Jimmy Mercer vows revenge and is given one week to catch the killers before being transferred. Written by Giancarlo Cairella <vertigo@imdb.com>

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He's a cop who reached the Boiling Point


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Money Men See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,006,019, 18 April 1993

Gross USA:

$10,058,318

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,058,318
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Company Credits

Production Co:

StudioCanal See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Andy Garcia was considered for the lead role before Wesley Snipes was cast. See more »

Goofs

When the junkie girl blows up the house with built up gas from the stove, there is a flame showing lit in blue on one of the stove burners before she strikes the lighter; there would be no gas built up in the house... There would be no explosion. See more »

Quotes

Tony Dio: Fuck you!
[Ronnie shoots him]
Rudolph 'Red' Diamond: Fuck me?
[laughs]
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Jeff Goldblum/Aerosmith (1993) See more »

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First Things First
Written and Produced by Daniel May
Piano Performance by Daniel May
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Not That Bad At All
15 February 2018 | by zester3See all my reviews

Thing is, I suspect fans of Wesley Snipes are going to see this R rated movie and want a ton of action... but it's not that kind of film. So, you know, for them it's boring. I see their point.

However, it's true that it's not that quick. But it's romantic, human nature is well observed, the sets are great and the period feel solid. The performances are perfect. Hopper is completely over the top as a low-life con man, Mortensen is cool and Ryan Gosling-like, and Lolita is lovely as the hooker with a soft spot for Wesley. Snipes as a cop is, well, Snipes as a cop and Dan Hedaya, bless him, still hasn't burst his blood vessel.

But it's how a movie gets you and I liked it, and I'm no romantic. The plot was good enough but it's the people that matter. Which is as it always should be. And I'll be leaving it for a goodly time and re-watching it just to revisit the Palace; it's the stuff dreams are made of.


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