Synopsis: In this action thriller, Denzel Washington plays Nick Styles, the assistant district attorney of L.A. The film opens in his early days as a cop on the L.A.P.D. During a carnival, master criminal Earl Talbot Blake creates a scene after a botched drug deal. Styles and Blake confront each other, during which Blake is wounded by Styles and later sent to prison. Seven years later, Blake escapes from prison during a parole board hearing to carry out his revenge against Styles, and what follows is a violent series of events that destroys Styles' career. This sets the stage for one last bloody duel between Styles and Blake.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Russell Mulcahy
Production: HBO Video
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min

and pleading

Saturday at 8:

[upbeat jazz music]


I'm telling you.

I'm telling you I have

a feeling about this girl.

This is

a beautiful girl.


you got a feeling.

Come on,

it's just the way--

I'm telling you.

The way I felt,

the way she looked

ate, all right?

We're playing basketball,

and every second--

and she picked up

my shoes.

That's a sign to me, when

a woman picks up your shoes.


but what makes you think

she feels something for you

beyond the shoes?

I don't know

beyond that.

All I know is that

when you pulled up in the car,

everything went


See, I have a theory

about this thing.

I think women like men

that wear uniforms,

for example.

police officers, right?

All right.


Soldiers, whatever,

like the show.

What's the show

you likeo watch?

Star Trek.

How are you,


Thank you

for coming.

Be safe, you hear?

Star Trek.

Captain Kirk wears a uniform,

what happens?

Doesn't get laid

without it.


Need I say more?

You should have seen it

last night.

He's got

to enrage Spock

to snap him out

of this emotional thing,

so he says, "You're a freak,

Spock, a freak.

"You belong in a circus

right next

to the dog-faced boy."


You do that

pretty good.

[circus music and crowd chatter]


Hey, Vagas,

are we going to do this?


Money talks;

bullshit walks, Huey.

Your move.

Looks like

we're talking.

[eerie music]

God, what a night.

Smell that air?


I do.

It's a great night.

It's a great night

for great things.

It's your night,



going to be the night

you become a superstar

all the way,

and I'm going

to see it.

What do I gotta do

to shut you up?

Tie you up

and gag you?

[dramatic music]

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Steven E. de Souza

Steven Edward de Souza (born November 17, 1947) is an American producer, director and screenwriter. He is among a handful of screenwriters whose films have earned over US$2 billion at the worldwide box office. more…

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