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Kiss of Death
     

Kiss of Death

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

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

 

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A convict agrees to go undercover and gather evidence on a notorious crime lord in order to win an early release from prison in this tough, gritty crime drama. Much of the tension develops from the inner conflict of Jimmy Kilmartin (David Caruso), who feels torn between his desire to win freedom for the sake of his family and his belief in a code of honor that sees

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A convict agrees to go undercover and gather evidence on a notorious crime lord in order to win an early release from prison in this tough, gritty crime drama. Much of the tension develops from the inner conflict of Jimmy Kilmartin (David Caruso), who feels torn between his desire to win freedom for the sake of his family and his belief in a code of honor that sees ratting on others as an unforgivable sin. His misgivings are compounded by fear when he learns that his target is to be the notorious Little Junior (Nicolas Cage), a violent eccentric with a hair-trigger temper. Luckily for the ex-con, Junior takes a shine to Jimmy, welcoming him into his inner circle. While this pleases the investigators, it means further trouble for Jimmy, who would undoubtedly be killed were his deception ever discovered.

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:
01/01/1998
UPC:
0086162878237
Original Release:
1995
Rating:
R
Source:
20th Century Fox

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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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Kiss of Death 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great movie. Nicholas Cage provides some comic relief as the genuinely-creepy-but-has-a-few-screws-loose Little Junior, and David Caruso shines as Jimmy Kilmartin, an ex-con trying hard to go straight, but caught between the FBI and the bad guys. It's a bit of a complicated plot, so it might take a couple of viewings before you really understand what's going on. But it's worth the effort, and as a bonus, the soundtrack is fantastic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is a great movie. cage plays the part of little junior like a real thug, excelent.