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Gregg Henry Gregg Henry
Val Resnick
Maria Bello Maria Bello
David Paymer David Paymer
Arthur Stegman
Bill Duke Bill Duke
Det. Hicks
Deborah Kara Unger Deborah Kara Unger
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Payback's a bitch.

6 years, 8 months ago at Dec 8 12:10
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After being shot, robbed, and left for dead by his wife and "Business" partner, an expert thief named Porter must retrace his steps, and take mighty revenge!.

While that plot may sound quite simple, it doesn't take away from the intensity and grittiness it has packed into it. Payback has got to be one of the best action films of that decade. Mel Gibson really put on a show with his ... read more

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4 years, 8 months ago at Dec 7 18:34
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It´s not fancy to like this movie. It´s just another of those hard kick-in-your-face movies that proliferated in the Iron Age (also known as the nineties)... but better and harder than most. The worst part is that Gibson isn´t that hard and isn´t that bad but he has his good moments a charismatic smile and knows how to fake enduring pain.

Gibson was (is) more suited for the goo... read more

A good movie

4 years, 3 months ago at May 20 9:06
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I remember, when I got my first appartment, me and my buddys would rent a movie almost everyday and we would watch the most random things. We watched a lot of garbage back then but one movie I really enjoyed was this flick starring Mel Gibson. It is only afterwards that I discovered that it was a some kind of cult-classic. In my opinion, it is even the last good movie starring Mel Gibson. Basicall... read more
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With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead, or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, Porter's partners and the crooked cops on his tail learn how bad payback can be.
Release date: 5 February 1999
UPC: 097363363279
Tags: Action (19), Crime (12), 1999 (11), Revenge (11), 1990s (7), Violence (6), Thriller (6), Betrayal (6), Prostitution (6), Remake (6), Money (5), Gangster (5), Mel Gibson (4), Double Cross (4), Shooting (3), Explosions (3), Gun (3), Vengeance (3), Shootout (3), Drama (3)
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" Directed by Brian Helgeland Starring Mel Gibson, Deborah Kara Unger, Gregg Henry, Maria Bello, Lucy Liu, Bill Duke, David Paymer, Kris Kristofferson, William Devane, Kate Buddeke, Freddie Rodriguez, Doc Duhame, Jeff Imada, Trevor St. John, Elizabeth Berridge, James Coburn, Joe DeVito, and Mark Vann "

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""The next day, Bronson (Kristofferson) and his mob associate Fairfax (James Coburn) join the hunt to take him down. Porter (Mel Gibson) is captured by the Outfit's men after a wild chain of events and a shootout involving Stegman (Paymer), as well as Pearl and triads, which ends with Stegman and all of Pearl's henchmen being killed (only Pearl survives). Porter is taken to a warehouse where he is beaten and tortured for several hours by the Outfit's men, leading to having two of his toes smashed"

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