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Release Date: October 3rd, 1997

DVD Release Date: March 31st, 1998

R|2 hr 5 min

Plot Summary
A two-bit criminal (Sean Penn) meets an attractive woman (Jennifer Lopez) and her spouse (Nick Nolte), each of whom wants him to murder the other.

Cast: Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Lopez, Powers Boothe, Claire Danes, Joaquin Phoenix, Billy Bob Thornton, Jon Voight

Director: Oliver Stone

Genres: Crime drama

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Yet, although Stone has clearly made this motion picture with his tongue planted firmly in his cheek, he nevertheless manages to capture all of the tension and mystery necessary to hold the viewer's interest. show more

  • The standard noir trappings are here: the femme fatale, double-crossing, fatalism, broken dreams, innocence betrayed and the rest of it. But Stone pushes it all so far and so relentlessly that it becomes absurdist comedy. show more

  • The director veers off course and heads straight for mediocrity. It's a disappointing ride. show more

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