R | | Action, Crime, Drama
The gruesome murder of a Brooklyn Detective will turn the case into a personal vendetta when the deceased's best friend and fellow officer will unleash an all-out attack against a psychotic Mafia enforcer's brutal gang.
Gino carries an Ithaca 37. It's the only pre-World War II pump-action shotgun still used today.
The only balls he has is that badge and gun!
Det. Gino Felino: Is that right? Let me show you something.
Det. Gino Felino: Eh? Here's my gun! Fair game now, okay?
Det. Gino Felino: And here's my badge. This is your trophy. This is your trophy, okay? Come and get it.
Sammy: I offer five thousand for that badge...
Detective Felino never picks up the bar towel that he turns into a blackjack by putting a cue ball in it; it is not present in one shot and is then present in the other.
Although passed uncut for UK cinema early video versions were cut by 54 secs by the BBFC with edits to a man being thrown through a car window during the opening scene, a hand being impaled with a cleaver, a cue ball being wrapped in a handkerchief during the pool hall fight, a closeup of a shooting, and wrist snaps and blows with a rolling pin during the final fight between Gino and Richie. When it was shown on Sky's movie channels, these scenes were all present, but other violent footage had been trimmed. The version shown on network TV in the UK (Channel 5) also had some of the missing material, but again, at the expense of other edits. The cuts were fully restored in the 1999 widescreen DVD release.
English, Italian, Spanish
$10,524,026 (USA) (14 April 1991)
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