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Hell's Kitchen (1998)

When a robbery goes awry, the bandits all end up in a puddle of blood and only one lives and goes to jail for five years. Upon his release, the girlfriend wants her new boyfriend to kill ... See full summary »

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Dan Musico ...
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When a robbery goes awry, the bandits all end up in a puddle of blood and only one lives and goes to jail for five years. Upon his release, the girlfriend wants her new boyfriend to kill him. Only trouble is the boyfriend knows that the fault was not the ex-con's and can't bring himself to do the town. Meanwhile, the ex-con tries to turn his life around by becoming a boxer and training under a former heavyweight contender. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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The road to redemption is covered in blood.

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Rated R for strong sexuality, language, drugs and violence | See all certifications »
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19 January 2001 (Italy)  »

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Hell's Kitchen N.Y.C.  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,332, 5 December 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$9,122, 19 December 1999
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Hell's Kitchen
Performed by Laya Fisher
Lyrics by Mark Passy and Laya Fisher
Music by Mark Passy and Milk
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Vastly underrated
22 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

I am amazed that this film got such a low score. I personally thought it was a very convincing and moving mood piece and was well acted all round. Quite clearly an indie film and a character study but has a plot that moves along quite quickly and gives plenty of opportunity for reflection without ever moralising or passing judgement or overtly trying to make a social or political statement. No clear good guys and bad guys but rather interesting and individual characters caught up in a bad situation. Apart from anything else it had a great soundtrack/score and the original song by Rosanna Arquette was fantastic!

Perhaps the problem is that Angelina Jolie fans picked this one up for a perve?


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