Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Roger Christian|
|Produced by||Robert Vince
|Written by||Larry Bishop|
|Music by||Anthony Marinelli|
|Edited by||Robin Russell|
|June 2016 (Mystfest)
May 9, 1997 (USA)
Just out of prison, Johnny Crown or another name Johnny Alt (Denis Leary) is running a bit late for a meeting he's been waiting seven years to attend. First he has a little unfinished business to take care of: hunt down every last man responsible for taking out his dad. Like everything else Johnny does, he's going to do it his way - in style. With his mysterious friend Frank Gavilan (Joe Mantegna) along for the ride, Johnny's out to uncover just who masterminded his father's hit, and settle the score for good.
In June 1996 the film premiered at Italy's Mystfest, where it was nominated for Best Film. It was also shown at the Austin Film Festival on October 10, 1996. The film was released in the United States on May 9, 1997.
CNN reviewer Paul Tatara gave a highly negative review of the film, dubbing it as "...very violent, very profane, and very bad. There's less killing at your local slaughterhouse, and the dialogue is probably sharper." The New York Times' reviewer Anita Gates noted the film with all its flaws was "Fine actors in the lead roles struggle to maintain their dignity and to breathe some believability into these characters, who all talk strangely alike, and to an admirable degree they succeed."
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