The Real Thing

1996, Movie, R, 89 mins

Despite its title, THE REAL THING is yet another Quentin Tarantino clone, an exercise in fatalistic cinema stripped of surprise and power, but loaded with shoot-'em-ups, numbingly slangy repartee, and freeze-dried acting.

While stuck in a holding cell, smartass punk James (Dave Buzzotta) overhears a heist plan concocted by vicious career criminal Dexter (Pat Gallagher) and his outside man Collin (Esai Morales). Resisting efforts by his ex-con brother Rupert (James Russo) to reform him, released James brags all over town about usurping Dexter's plan to rob a trendy disco on New Year's Eve. On that busy night, club owner Victor (Rod Steiger) will carry two suitcas...

Released: 1996 Rated: R Length: 89 mins

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