R | | Action, Crime, Drama
After a successful heist, Porter is shot by his wife and his best friend. They leave him there to die but when he recovers, he seeks revenge and wants his share of the money.
Helgeland always loved it when films pair their opening credits with part of the story rather than just names on a blank screen, so he designed "a sequence in which Porter puts his life back together."
GSW: that's what the hospitals call it: gunshot wound. Doctor has to report it to the police. That makes it hard for guys in my line to get what I call, quality health care.
After Porter rolls out from under the Chow's car and shoots the driver, he stands up and then Pearl points an empty gun at Porter and pulls the trigger a few times. Porter then points his revolver at Pearl. When the camera cuts behind Porter looking at Pearl, Porter starts pulling the trigger and the hammer on the gun starts moving. When the camera quickly cuts to a side view Porter waits for a second then starts pulling the trigger.
The UK cinema version and all subsequent video and DVD releases were cut by 5 seconds to remove the use of a butterfly knife. The Blu-ray reinstates the previously cut footage.
$21,221,526 (USA) (7 February 1999)
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