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Scenes of the Crime (2001)

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A young man about to get married earns extra cash by driving a local mobster, but things go awry when the mobster is killed by a rival crime boss.

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Dominique Forma
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Bridges ... Jimmy Berg
Jon Abrahams ... Lenny Burroughs
R. Lee Ermey ... Mr. Parker
Mädchen Amick ... Carmen
Morris Chestnut ... Ray
Kerri Randles ... Donna
Noah Wyle ... Seth
Henry Rollins ... Greg
Lombardo Boyar ... Zeke
Kenny Johnston ... Al
Peter Greene ... Rick
Bob Gunton ... Steven, Jimmy's Partner
Dominic Purcell ... Mark
Robert Wahlberg ... Arnon
Brian Goodman ... Trevor
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Storyline

Lenny Burroughs is a struggling auto mechanic who serves as part-time driver for local gangster Rick in order to earn enough to buy his own garage and pay for his upcoming marriage. Unbeknownst to Lenny, his assignment includes kidnapping Jimmy Berg, an important gang kingpin who has robbed rival criminal Trevor Morrison of over $7 million dollars and killed three of his men including the son of Morrison's partner. The plan is for Morrison to trade Berg back to his partner, Steve Wayne, in exchange for the return of his money, a million dollar indemnity, and a percentage of union municipal contracts which are very profitable for the politically savvy Wayne. However, something goes wrong. Rick contradicts Trevor's plans and seems to be following the agenda of an unknown third party by ordering Lenny to a side street instead of the agreed-upon location. When he leaves the van, he's immediately run down by Wayne's men, who execute him gangland style. Fearing he'll be killed too, Lenny ... Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some strong sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 2002 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Escenas de un crimen See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$70,812
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Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Mr. Parker: [to the dead body in the van] Burn in Hell, fucker!
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References Bullitt (1968) See more »

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Whisper In A Hurricane
Composed by Robert J. Walsh
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Modern Gangsterism
31 May 2016 | by pzivojinovicSee all my reviews

It's a short film on a generally modest scale. It's nothing terribly special but it's certainly a very decent, nicely directed, intelligent, character-driven thriller well worth checking out. In its protracted focus on a single hopelessly pressured individual stuck in the middle of a city street waiting out a desperate situation and expecting to be shot at any second, it rather calls Schumacher's "Phone Booth" to mind but is a great deal better. The direction is taut, the intrigue and suspense nicely maintained. The nicest thing about it is the contrast, that so freaks Lenny out, between the apparently very nice and reasonable.

This film has a surprising realism. Gangster films have almost become a single genre, and as viewers, we've been bombarded with that particular gangster 'type', and to a certain extent, have become desensitized to it. They're simply not dangerous anymore or don't evoke that needed fear and tension. In "Scenes of the Crime" these men came across to me as seriously dangerous, very dangerous; just to know these guys would be a liability. This is what made this film enjoyable, its decision to keep the story real and the actor's more than believable performances.

Overall rating: 7 out of 10.


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