UN's secretary general uses covert operations to help diplomacy along. Shaw's called back 6 months after one such operation. He witnesses the murder of Chinese UN ambassador at UN, NYC, chases the assassin and ends up a suspect.
When an escort girl is found dead in the offices of a Japanese company in Los Angeles, detectives Web Smith and John Connor act as liaison between the company's executives and the investigating cop Tom Graham.
Dean has PTSD after a wet-job gone bad in Bosnia. Waiting for his police girlfriend at a diner, some bad guys inject him with a hallucinogen. It sends him back to traumatic experiences in Bosnia and he reacts violently.
A young woman is murdered in the White House. Homicide detective Regis/W.Snipes investigates while Secret Service works against him. He's assigned agent Chance/D.Lane. She eventually cooperates after a man's framed.
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
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Andy Garcia was considered for the lead role before Wesley Snipes was cast. See more »
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 »
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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