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Illtown (1996)

Dante and his girlifrend Micky run a very profitable drug operation in a seaside town, aided and abetted by a host of teens who sell the smack at discos around town, as well as by Lucas, a ... See full summary »


Nick Gomez


Nick Gomez, Terry Williams (book)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Rapaport ... Dante
Lili Taylor ... Micky
Adam Trese ... Gabriel
Kevin Corrigan ... Francis (Cisco)
Angela Featherstone ... Lilly
Tony Danza ... D'Avalon
Isaac Hayes ... George
Paul Schulze ... Lucas
Saul Stein ... Gunther
Adam Cartwright Adam Cartwright ... The Kid
Eddie Kaye Thomas ... Young Flaco
Ian Marioles Ian Marioles ... Will Noney
Melanie Adams Melanie Adams ... Eristina
Mauricio Conpte Mauricio Conpte ... Pep Lecara
Matt McLane Matt McLane ... Ghost Machine


Dante and his girlifrend Micky run a very profitable drug operation in a seaside town, aided and abetted by a host of teens who sell the smack at discos around town, as well as by Lucas, a corrupt cop who's on the take. Their downfall comes when they suspect one of the boys, Pep, of ripping them off, and his accidental death causes disloyalty among the teens, who suspect Dante offed them. All of this is perfect for the return of Gabriel, a one-time partner of Dante, who has just been released from jail, and has an almost angelic demeanor and the certainty that he can fix everyone's lives. Written by Gary Dickerson <slug@mail.utexas.edu>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong drug use, violence and language, and for brief nudity


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Release Date:

16 January 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cidade Doente See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Worth, Florida, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,478, 19 January 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,478, 23 January 1998
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Eddie Kaye Thomas's film debut. See more »

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I think Nick Gomez is awesome.
4 August 2002 | by tara-18See all my reviews

I just watched Illtown on video, 6 years after it came out. Better late than never! I loved Laws of Gravity and wondered what happened to Nick Gomez. I knew he was directing some TV stuff (Oz, the Sopranos) and unfortunately didn't get around to seeing Illtown when it was in the theatres. Nick Gomez's directing style is so unique and powerful, and his sense of color and detail is incredible. Illtown reminded me alot of Soderberg's "The Limey", in its sophisticated sense of space and geography. Gomez's use of the Florida landscape and architecture is just as expressive as the incredible cast of characters he assembled, just as his location of Williamsburg, Brooklyn did in Laws of Gravity. I loved this film, and I encourage anyone who has any taste to see it.

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