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Taxman (1998)

A tax investigator chasing a tax evader stumbles over a series of bloody murders and gets involved in an investigation with a rookie cop despite his boss' orders to stay out of the way.

Director:

Avi Nesher

Writers:

Avi Nesher, Roger H. Berger (as Roger Berger)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Pantoliano ... Al Benjamin
Wade Dominguez ... Joseph Romero
Elizabeth Berkley ... Nadia Rubakov
Michael Chiklis ... Andre Rubakov
Robert Townsend ... Peyton Cody
Casey Siemaszko ... Abrasha Topolev
Fisher Stevens ... Kenneth Green
Mike Starr ... Mike Neals
Michael Raynor ... Mason Buckley
Jack Shearer ... Captain Nunzio
Rick Washburn ... Sergei Utisov
Glenn Palmer-Smith Glenn Palmer-Smith ... Joe Lutz
David Deblinger ... John Kravitz
Mark Giordano ... Agent Johanson
Ian O'Donnell Ian O'Donnell ... Misha Baruchin
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A tax investigator chasing a tax evader stumbles over a series of bloody murders and gets involved in an investigation with a rookie cop despite his boss' orders to stay out of the way.

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In life only two things are certain, death and taxes.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic violence and strong language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

17 September 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'inspector See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Elizabeth Berkeley and Michael Chiklis had to work with a dialect coach to perfect the Russian accent that they feature in the film. See more »

Connections

References Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »

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Taxman is about as much fun as an I.R.S. audit .......
15 June 2016 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

All hope for a coherent movie was dashed as soon as the narratives began. Of course without Joe Pantoliano spoon feeding the story you would have no idea what was going on. This low budget affair is not only confusing, but vacillates wildly between grab ass bantering and sudden bloody violence. To make matters worse there are unnecessary scenes like the wedding party that go on forever, without advancing things one iota. I found "Taxman" about as much fun as an IRS audit. Despite the presence of "Joey Pants" and even Mike Starr as his blustery boss, the weak story line drags this one right down to the mat. Not recommended. - MERK


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