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. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi
Did they use a body double for Cage he has never been that filled out before in his arms? The actors did wonderful for a B rated script. I am surprised with that kind of repensentation of actors the script sucked since Cage can do anything you put in front of him.
I enjoyed this movie. Nicholas Cage was the best as a multi-dimensional Mafia bad guy. Caruso's character starts out as being the guy who's trying to please everyone and that ends up getting him in jail. Quite a bit of violence - some of it pretty graphic. A mafia - cop drama with some good acting.
A well acted. exciting to watch, police versus the bad guys drama. Caruso, Cage and Jackson are at their best in this movie. It was made in 1995 so all the players, especially Kathryn Erbe look much much younger than they do today. Many of the cast are still active in various TV shows. Some reviewers still think Caruso "sucks" but I can remember him when he was the head Shamrock on Hill Street Blues and he's still on a weekly with CSI Miami. Not bad for someone lots of people think can't act. Lots of rough action and bad language.