I also liked the narration by Gibson, done in s film noir style.
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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. DVD Verified Purchase. This film is a darker shorter version of the "Payback" which Mel Gibson edited with a soundtrack that was comprised of Blues, Jazz, Rock n Roll and other cool original artists tunes.
I feel if you are a film student or just love learning about films buy both this and the theatrical version. By comparison there is so much that may be learned. Very interesting when comparing the both versions. Buy both and learn how a soundtrack can alter the film along with editing to get two ver different films from the same footage!!!
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Prime Video Verified Purchase. Mel Gibson at his tough guy best Great action, steady directing, a really tight script that never deviates from the central theme This film hits all the marks for a solid crime drama and has a glorious lack of exposition. It is character driven which is a nice change of pace from our current liu for films of its type.
It is not perfect by any stretch of the imagination and while I think it is supposed to be set in the early 70's based on the set pieces, clothes, talk ect I have read that this film had issues in production which required heavy script doctoring and reshoots and while I have seen both, I still prefer the narrative of the cinematic release. He is if you mourn lucy movie that might have been.
Helgeland has a clear talent for tart dialogue and atmosphere that help define character. But Gibson undercuts the movie and a solidly credible performance by growing Porter a conscience. Offscreen, Gibson is better at holding his scruples in check.
The trick is to not sell your soul to those Hollywood devils. Newswire Powered by. Resnick is seeing a dominatrix named Pearl, who has connections with the Triads, when Porter violently re-enters his life. Resnick is killed by Porter in Rosie's apartment when Porter catches him abusing Rosie. Porter then kills three of the Outfit's hitmen, who have been sent to kill him.
Carter explains to Porter that he is only an underboss and is not authorized to make any financial decisions. Porter then makes Carter phone the boss, whose name is Bronson. When Newsensations sex refuses over the phone, Porter carries out his threat and kills Carter. With the aid of Rosie, he kidnaps Lucy son Liu.
5. Helgeland was inspired by gritty crime dramas from the 1970s.
He then arranges for Hicks and Leary to be busted by their own colleagues in Internal Affairs by planting Leary's fingerprints on the gun Porter used to kill Resnick as well as stealing Hicks's badge and lucy it with the gun in Resnick's hand.
Porter is captured by the Outfit's men after a shootout involving Stegman, Pearl, and the Triads, which ends with Stegman and all of Pearl's men being killed although Pearl survives. Liu is locked inside a car trunk and taken by Bronson, Payback and their men to an apartment that had previously been rigged with plastic explosives. After his captors meet an explosive demise, Porter goes to pick up Rosie.
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