#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Brooklyn cop Gino Felino is about to go outside and play catch with his son Tony when he receives a phone call alerting him that his best friend Bobby Lupo has been shot dead in broad daylight on 18th Avenue in front of his wife Laurie Lupo and his two kids by drug kingpin Richie Madano, who has been Gino and Bobby’s enemy since childhood. As Gino is hunting Madano down, Gino discovers the motive behind Bobby’s murder. This is when Gino’s hunt for Madano leads to the showdown of a lifetime.
Plot: Gino Felino is an NYPD detective from Brooklyn who knows everyone and everything in his neighborhood. Killing his partner was someone’s big mistake… because he’s now out for justice.
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Seagal does it by the numbers, but still does it well
IMO, this is at once the best AND the most formulaic of Seagal’s endless string of beat-’em-ups. If you like Seagal, you will love this film; if you don’t, OFJ probably will not convince you.
The fight scenes have a nice, bone-crunching kinetic energy to them, the plot has something of an urgent feel to it, and the soundtrack contributes greatly to the atmosphere and mood of the proceedings. I especially liked the placement and timing of ‘No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn’. This played during the montage driving scene where ‘Gino’ (Seagal) drives through various ethnic neighborhoods and reacts to various sights and extras – to me this was the actual highlight of the film, giving the viewer a sense of place and humanity missing from most films of this type.
There are, of course, a couple of major problems with the film that keep it from being anything more than a typical Seagal action vehicle. The first one is that ‘Gino’ is such an unstoppable fighting machine that you never really worry about him or whether he will be a match for the villain once he finds him. And indeed, once Gino catches up with ‘Ritchie’ (William Forsythe, dreadfully miscast and not especially convincing), the denouement is a completely one-sided *ss-kicking that lacks any suspense whatsoever. Gino just mows Ritchie down like winter wheat and the scene comes to an end. At least Seagal had some trouble with Tommy Lee Jones and the terrorists in ‘Under Siege’ and with the voodoo gangster guy in ‘Marked For Death’ – you got the sense that he really was in danger. Not so here.
2ndly, and probably worse, Seagal seems to have decided that he wanted to stretch himself as an actor in this movie. So the script gives the movie way too many scenes where he delivers endless monologues – no, actually they are more like oratories – in a static talking head shot filmed over the shoulder of another actor (or extra). These scenes go on for literally minutes, and bring the film to a screeching halt, because Seagal just can’t pull them off. Hell I’m not sure Deniro filmed by Scorcese could pull them off, because these speeches just go on and on until even the biggest Seagal fan is saying ‘OK, Steven, we GET IT, you’re ACTING, now can we PLEASE MOVE ALONG?!?!?”
Still this film, and the following film ‘Under Siege’, probably represent the peak of Seagal’s career as an action star. After this he started going downhill, getting greasier and flabbier with each new release, and each new release was more and more unconvincing and badly made than the last, until finally he seems to have bottomed out with “Exit Wounds” and direct-to-video crap like “Out For A Kill”.
So if you want to watch a GOOD Seagal film, consider this one. It holds up well over repeated viewings and over the decade since it was made.
The price of our blood on the streets
Walking into the movie theater in 1991, on this one was fun and because Seagal was still fairly new to audiences, it was a ‘fresh’ star as well, so the excitement and newness were great factors in the enjoyment and nostalgia of all of this. Finding your seat and carrying the popcorn and big gulp, then just getting ready for the feature that you had anticipated. It’s great to be young. This is a story of the fast streets and crime in the city of darkness and light. It’s also one of the handful of films that Seagal has been in that are just outstanding. His character and portrayal of in this story is on the mark as you would think and feel that they would be dealing daily in this type of life and situations that accompany such a life. Gino is the type of friend who, is not just a bad-ass on the streets, he authentic, he is alert and sharp and reads between the lines. Thats’ a sense that you could not survive a day on the force without having. That would be the sense working for you like an on-board computer would.
He is also loyal, he believes in family and true friends and will obviously fight for that which he believes in and values most. If you are gonna mess with his family, you had best kill him first.
S.S is the best and most real man to put into this street-smart/violent rush of a cops and robbers drama. It was really a feast for the senses when you see the place that he lives and works and what it would take to just continue on in that arena without slipping or going crazy.
This place is tough and that doesn’t even really do it justice as a description. Hard as the concrete that you would hit when someone thoughts you out of a ten story window! Murder, mayhem all bought and sold on the street, right here, everyday. Day in and day out. The people like Gino are the ones that need a parade and a healthy pay raise for, they stick their necks out everyday, to some crack-head low life that would take aim and kill them in a second and then not even have a thought about it after-wards. Cold. Death. That is this place and it needs to be cleaned up. And fast. Enter Gino, a no-nonsense officer, who looks like a criminal, but brings em to justice with a vengeance!!!
For Bobby Lupo who just happened to be a good cop, maybe, he was playing with the blind spots of the job. Ultimately, that’s what got the drop on him in the mid-day life, that he should have been playing out with his family,spending time and shopping, joking around etc. Not when Richie gets in town and is told a story by the little girl that Bobby is doing. She puts Richie in a spot because she is mad at Bobby and Richie has a thing going with her as well. So it becomes easy for a cracked-out crazed killer like him to target and assassinate Bobby in broad daylight.
A whole lot of trouble over who’s having sex with who. That’s where it starts and ends, on this caper. But the action and conversations are explosive in the between time. This is a grade A feature for the action/drama enthusiast. Making it a top-hit in my book of favorites. This is well written and acted with expert direction. A fury of faced paced pursuit that would have Bruce Lee interested, I do believe. There is quite a bit of cursing and swearing and of course on the street it’s just that way, but I would love this without if possible, because I have already heard all the profanity in life that I will ever need to hear.
Way to go Steven Seagal and company. I recommend this film because it isn’t just another action movie.(***)
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 31 min (91 min), 1 hr 28 min (88 min) (Germany), 1 hr 28 min (88 min) (Sweden), 1 hr 22 min (82 min) (heavily cut) (Germany)
Genre Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director John Flynn
Writer R. Lance Hill
Actors Steven Seagal, William Forsythe, Jerry Orbach, Jo Champa
Production Company Warner Bros., Seagal/Nasso Productions
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo (4 channels)
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 2,419 m (Sweden, cut version), 2,500 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Eastman 5384)