Kiss of Death

Kiss of Death

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Director: Barbet Schroeder

Cast: Barbet Schroeder, David Caruso, Samuel L. Jackson, Nicolas Cage

     
 

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Director Barbet Schroeder helmed this gritty remake of the 1947 Victor Mature film Kiss of Death. David Caruso heads up an ensemble cast that also includes Nicolas Cage, Samuel L. Jackson, and Helen Hunt. The film tells the story of an ex-con who finds himself pitted between two sides of the law after he's lured into pulling off one last job. Both the originalSee more details below

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Director Barbet Schroeder helmed this gritty remake of the 1947 Victor Mature film Kiss of Death. David Caruso heads up an ensemble cast that also includes Nicolas Cage, Samuel L. Jackson, and Helen Hunt. The film tells the story of an ex-con who finds himself pitted between two sides of the law after he's lured into pulling off one last job. Both the original widescreen and a reformatted full-screen versions are included on this DVD, which also features a Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound soundtrack. The disc also offers Spanish- and French-dubbed audio tracks in Dolby Digital Surround as well as English and Spanish subtitles.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Judd Blaise
Updating the 1940s film noir of the same name, screenwriter Richard Price (Clockers, Sea of Love) and director Barbet Schroeder place the emphasis of Kiss of Death not on the plot mechanics but the story's moral and emotional complexity. Intelligent, suspenseful, and well acted, particularly by the frighteningly intense Nicholas Cage, Kiss of Death nevertheless failed to find an audience, perhaps due to its bleak, pessimistic tone and the lack of traditional action sequences, and it marked a quick beginning of the end for the budding movie career of former NYPD Blue star David Caruso.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/01/2004
UPC:
0024543103981
Original Release:
1995
Rating:
R
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:40:00
Sales rank:
4,831

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
David Caruso Jimmy Kilmartin
Samuel L. Jackson Calvin
Nicolas Cage Little Junior Brown
Helen Hunt Bev Kilmartin
Kathryn Erbe Rosie Kilmartin
Stanley Tucci Frank Zioli
Michael Rapaport Ronnie
Ving Rhames Omar
Philip Baker Hall Big Junior Brown
Anthony Heald Jack Gold, the Lawyer
Angel David J.J.
John Costelloe Cleary
Katie Sagona Corinna (4 Years Old)
Anne Meara Bev's Mother
Kevin Corrigan Kid Selling Infinity
Hope Davis Junior's Girlfriend
Edward McDonald US Attorney
Alex Stevens Convoy Drunk
Mark Hammer Judge
Joe Lisi Agent at Bungalow
Frank DiLeo Big Junior's Friend
Jason Andrews Johnny A.
Bernadette Penotti Molested Dancer
Shiek Mahmud-Bey Federal Agent
Tony Cucci Junior's Crew #1
Lloyd Hollar Prison Chaplin
James McCauley Cop Outside Bar
Michael Artura Emergency Room Cop
Tom Riis Farrell EMS Supervisor
Henry Yuk Chinese Restaurant Owner
Joe Pentangelo Riker's Security Officer
Richard Price City Clerk

Technical Credits
Barbet Schroeder Director,Producer
Jack Baran Asst. Director,Executive Producer
Mel Bourne Production Designer
Chris Brigham Associate Producer
Paula Herold Casting
Susan Hoffman Producer
Roberta J. Holinko Set Decoration/Design
Trevor Jones Score Composer,Songwriter
Steve Kirshoff Special Effects
Les Lazarowitz Sound/Sound Designer
Lee Percy Editor
Richard Price Co-producer,Screenwriter
Luciano Tovoli Cinematographer
Theadora Van Runkle Costumes/Costume Designer
Allen Weisinger Makeup

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Fullscreen Version
1. Main Titles
2. It's Only Two Hours
3. Little Junior Brown
4. A Simple Job Gone Bad
5. Two Years for Two Hours
6. Short Changed
7. The Death of Jimmy's Life
8. Ronnie's Time Has Come
9. Day Pass
10. Dealing With Men of Honor
11. Better and Worse Days
12. Little Junior's Grief
13. What I Did for You
14. Two Way Communication
15. Omar Was a What?
16. Where Is He?
17. Defensive Maneuvers
18. Playing Politics
19. The Taste of Metal
20. The Recorded Record (End Titles)
Side #2 -- Widescreen Version
1. Main Titles
2. It's Only Two Hours
3. Little Junior Brown
4. A Simple Job Gone Bad
5. Two Years for Two Hours
6. Short Changed
7. The Death of Jimmy's Life
8. Ronnie's Time Has Come
9. Day Pass
10. Dealing With Men of Honor
11. Better and Worse Days
12. Little Junior's Grief
13. What I Did for You
14. Two Way Communication
15. Omar Was a What?
16. Where Is He?
17. Defensive Maneuvers
18. Playing Politics
19. The Taste of Metal
20. The Recorded Record (End Titles)

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