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A better way to die

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Set along the highways of the USA heartland, the story follows the journey of an ex-cop who is inadvertently thrust into a fierce struggle between the FBI and the Chicago underworld, both of which are searching for a missing federal agent who holds the key to the syndicate's demise.

Starring Andre Braugher as Cleveland, Scott Wiper as Boomer, Lou Diamond Phillips as Special Agent William "Bill" Dexter, Natasha Henstridge as Kelly, Matt Gallini as Laslov and Wayne Duvall as Rifkin. Written and directed by Scott Wiper.

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Theatrical report

A case of mistaken identity. They get the wrong guy confused with the right name of the guy they're after but have never met so try to kill everyone they meet.

What more could you want from an action flick?

The hero (I forget which actor he is) is a hard-bodied, testosterone-oozing Muscle Mary who just wants to get back to his girl. Unfortunately for him, Hollywood doesn't allow hard-bodied, testosterone-oozing Muscle Marys to have relationships for any longer than it takes to kill the heroine, so she bites the dust. That moves the Jobian trial by firearms into revenge mode, meaning that the hero is authorised to go out and kill as many bad guys as his gun will allow.

And that's about it. There's a case of honour among thieves but don't take that too seriously because it's only a plot device.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Disc: single side, single layer
  • Picture: Widescreen (16:9 enhanced)
  • Languages: English, German
  • Subtitles: English, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Icelandic, Hindi, Hebrew, Dutch, Bulgarian, German, Turkish, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Greek, Norwegian, Arabic
  • Audio commentary with Scott
  • Talent profiles
  • Movie trailer

Security censorship classification

MA 15+ (Medium level violence, medium level coarse language)

Surveillance time

98 minutes (1:38 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

DVD rental: 11 April 2001

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