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Phoenix (1998)

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A cop (Liotta) with a gambling addiction plots a theft from the bookies who are putting pressure on him to pay off or else.

Director:

Danny Cannon

Writer:

Eddie Richey
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Liotta ... Harry Collins
Anthony LaPaglia ... Mike Henshaw
Daniel Baldwin ... James Nutter
Jeremy Piven ... Fred Shuster
Royce D. Applegate ... Dickerman
Xander Berkeley ... Lt. Clyde Webber
Tamara Clatterbuck ... Waitress
Vanessa Munday Vanessa Munday ... Betsy
Al Sapienza ... Cop
Yvette Cruise ... Maria
John Henry Whitaker ... Husband
Glenn Morshower ... Anti-Abortionist
Brittany Murphy ... Veronica
George Murdock ... Sid
Kathryn Joosten ... Esther
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Storyline

In Phoenix, Arizona, all is not well at the local police station as some of the colleagues are not good of heart. Superstitious cop Harry Collins is on the take. He a compulsive gambler who is forced to plan a heist with fellow cops Mike, James, and Fred to rip off local pimp and overall bad guy, Louie, to pay off gambling debts run up with "bookie" Chicago. Written by Chris Foster <cf@chrisfoster.prestel.co.uk>

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Taglines:

In this town, the heat can kill you.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Corrupção em Phoenix See more »

Filming Locations:

Phoenix, Arizona, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,500, 4 September 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$43,071, 13 September 1998
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ray Liotta has worked with a Baldwin brother twice. In this film, he worked with Danny Baldwin, in The Last Shot, he worked with Alec Baldwin. See more »

Quotes

Harry Collins: Veronica.
Veronica: Harry stay the fuck away from me, alright?
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Connections

References King Kong (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

I Can't Win
Written by Leonard Johnson, Dave Richardson and Cliff Knight
Performed by Ry Cooder
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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HIDDEN GEM!
27 December 2002 | by jmorrison-2See all my reviews

I, too, had never heard of this movie. I never saw it advertised, and I never saw it at theaters. I happened to stumble on this on cable one night. Man, what an excellent movie. A dark, brooding movie of desperation and corruption. Ray Liotta is as good as I've ever seen him, and Anthony LaPaglia nearly steals the movie with his portrayal of an evil, brutal cop, whom you will hope and pray you never cross paths with. Just an excellent little movie that, it appears, not too many people knew about. Very well done!


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