Ving Rhames : Renzo Wes
Robert Patrick : Jules Dupree
Pam Grier : James Womack
It’s the 70s and criminal boss Renzo and his crew wreak havoc across the streets, leaving bodies wherever they go. Detective Womack with partner Dupree will stop at nothing to bring these thugs to justice, even if it means breaking the law.
The PC-Game Kingpin with a huge Starsky And Hutch mood.
Rhames brilliantly plays the violent criminal who, with the help of his staff (his soldiers), tries to conquer as much as possible terrain in an American metropolis. This role is made for him with his wardrobe-like body. There is some violent slaughtering of rivals and hanging out in his strip club acting like a tough guy. But that’s it. There’s nothing else to see in this film. The action scenes are limited to simply shooting at a short distance, at each person who’s standing in the way.
The cop who wants to tangle Rhames with the help of a vengeful female officer (complete with a microphone-like afro hairstyle) is of course, who could have thought this, has a relation with Rhames‘s sister.
The end is miserable and the whole is a thrown together meaningless story. The situation with Rhames in his cell with shadowy figures could have been left out. It wasn’t really of much use.
The most ridiculous scene is when Womack is told to murder Dupree and then that guy rushes towards the other one like a chicken without a head, and ends up on his own chainsaw … Horrible poor and terrible invented. They should sack the guy who came up with that stupid horrendous idea.
My rating 3/10
Links : IMDB