R | | Crime, Thriller
A drug kingpin is released from prison and seeks to take total control of the criminal underworld in order to give back to the community.
F.W. Murnau's classic silent horror film Nosferatu (1922) is the movie the Chinese gang is watching in the screening room. In addition, there are many references to Murnau's film: The basic plot is similar, Walken appears mostly at night like a vampire and the expressionistic visual style seems to be inspired by Murnau, too. Ironically, lead actor Christopher Walken later went on to play 'Max Schreck' in Batman Returns (1992), named after the iconic lead actor of "Nosferatu".
What the fuck is this?
Jump: They're for the bullet holes, puta!
When Bishop is chasing Frank White in the subway, Bishop passes through three cars toward the front of the train, each with the same background extra (a white man in a blue shirt and glasses). Then when Frank White departs the subway after shooting Bishop, it's from the second car from the rear of the train.
Orignally rated "X", edited and changed for R rating on appeal.
$411,597 30 September 1990
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