R | | Crime, Drama, Romance
Leo is released from prison after serving time for car theft. His plan to go straight falls apart when he meets his corrupt uncle for a job and later an old friend working there. It culminates at the (railroad) yards.
The film cast includes three Oscar winners: Charlize Theron, Ellen Burstyn, and Faye Dunaway; and three Oscar nominees: James Caan, Mark Wahlberg, and Joaquin Phoenix.
When Leo looks in the rear view mirror and sees Willie and Granada taking off their clothes, they are on the driver's side of Granada's car. When he turns around and looks, they are now on the right side of the vehicle.
The Unrated cut is 113 minutes and two scenes from the original theatrical R-rated cut have been removed. This version is about two minutes shorter. The final scene in court when Leo testifies and states that he has reformed and is reentering society as a productive citizen, has been dropped. A brief scene early in the film in which Willie (Phoenix) describes the importance of favors and gifts and "making it happen" is also cut (this scene however does appears on the included trailer on the DVD). The end credits now begin with 'empty' views of the film's settings before moving into the credits list. Also included on the DVD are several deleted scenes.
$57,339 (USA) (22 October 2000)
$882,710 (USA) (19 November 2000)