When an elaborate bank robbery goes horribly awry and hostage negotiations hit a hitch, two men on opposite sides of the law become locked in a violent collision course in this eight-episode Spike TV series. Created by The Negotiator co-scripter James DeMonaco, The Kill Point opens as the disgruntled Gulf War veteran-turned-bank robber Mr. Wolf (John Leguizamo) attempts to take control of a situation that's fast unraveling. As bullets begin to fly and the robbers retreat deeper into the bank, wealthy Lawrence Beck (Tobin Bell) makes it clear that he's willing to pay a tidy sum to ensure the release of his frightened daughter (Christina Evangelista). Meanwhile, Pittsburgh Police Department Hostage Negotiator Horst Cali (Donnie Wahlberg) attempts to negotiate with the increasingly volatile Mr. Wolf. With each passing minute, it seems as if the stress of dealing with both the police and his own men is fast taking its toll on Mr. Wolf's damaged psyche. Now, as the FBI arrives determined to bring this bitter stand off to an end, steely-cop Cali will find his negotiating skills put to the ultimate test. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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A great little series that got low ratings and little fanfare but delivered in each episode. A very good cast helps contribute to the well written storyline of bank robbers, the hostages and the political red tape that is invoved.
This is a "Dog Day Afternoon" wannabe updated to Persian Gulf veterans who go bonkers and thus are justified in robbing banks. The first thing to know is that there are two discs. Moreover, this was a one season cable television series so unfortunately, after the first disc, the remaining episodes are a little stretched out. The action is good - the writing is not so good. Cliches run rampant throughout the series. The last episode (no spoiler here) is very predictable. While watching the last episode, you will be amazed as to how: (i) marksmanship is not a prerequisite to becoming a SWAT member; and, (ii) ammunition for small caliber weapons is seemingly endless. Other than the foregoing, it was overall entertaining.
I absolutely loved this! I watched the entire thing in one sitting, just as one of the other reviewers did. It reminded me of "24" in a way, except all of the action didn't take place in one day. Donnie Wahlberg was superb. Rent this...you won't be disappointed!!