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Director  Danny Cannon
Music director  Graeme Revell
Duration  
Country  United States
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Crime, Drama
Production  Lakeshore Entertainment
Writer  Eddie Richey
Language  English
Phoenix (1998 film) movie poster

Release date  September 4, 1998
Cast  Ray Liotta (Harry Collins), Anthony LaPaglia (Mike Henshaw), Anjelica Huston (Leila), Daniel Baldwin (James Nutter), Jeremy Piven (Fred Shuster), Xander Berkeley (Lt. Clyde Webber)
Similar movies  Mississippi Grind, Wild Card, Casino Royale, Runner Runner, California Split, Rounders
Tagline  In this town, the heat can kill you.

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Phoenix is a 1998 American crime film directed by British director Danny Cannon and starring Ray Liotta. Liotta plays a cop whose gambling debt leaves him indebted to the underworld and desperate to find a way out without compromising his principles.

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Plot

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In Phoenix, Arizona, Harry Collins is a cop whose compulsive gambling has indebted him to a local gangster, Chicago. As his losses mount and time counts down, Collins resorts to exploiting a young woman, Veronica, that he has picked up to distract his friends in a poker game. Despite the successful distraction, he still loses, and he rejects Veronica's sexual advances, as he considers her to be bad luck. When Collins drops her off at her house, Veronica's mother sees her daughter in tears and glares at Collins. Collins later tracks down Veronica's mother, Leila, and defends himself, stating that he did not have sex with her. Unimpressed, Leila rebukes him, which causes him to reassess his behavior and offer a sincere apology. Surprised by his apology, Leila slowly warms to Collins, and they begin a romance. Having lost his lucky lighter, Collins asks her for a keepsake, but Leila tells him that he must make his own luck and avoid whatever trouble in which he's become involved.

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Meanwhile, Chicago cuts off Collins from his bookies and gives him 48 hours to either repay his debt or murder Joey, a young suspect held in custody. Mike Henshaw, Collins' corrupt partner, suggests murdering Chicago, but Collins, unwilling to welch on a bet or murder Joey, decides instead to rob Louie, a local loanshark. Collins recruits Henshaw and another corrupt cop, James Nutter, and, over their objections, brings in a more straight-laced cop, Fred Shuster. Unknown to the others, Shuster has discovered that his wife, Katie, is having an affair with Henshaw. Distraught and feeling betrayed, Shuster agrees to work with Lt. Webber to bring down the corrupt cops. However, the robbery is botched when the trigger-happy Henshaw kills Louie before he can open the safe. Collins hires a local locksmith to crack Louie's safe, and the group splits up. Collins and Shuster arrive at the meeting point, but Lt. Webber is already there; Webber betrays Shuster, killing him, and shoots Collins in the gut. Collins escapes, but Webber steals the money.

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Nutter and Henshaw, suspecting that Collins has betrayed them, arrive at the meeting point and discover Shuster's body. Before they can track down Collins and kill him, they are surrounded by the police. When Nutter attempts to surrender, Henshaw kills him; Henshaw is killed in turn by the other cops. Collins hitches a ride back to town and surprises Katie and Webber, who are having an affair. Over their objections, Collins burns most of the money while denouncing them both for betraying Fred. After alerting the cops to Webber's involvement, Collins takes enough money to pay off his gambling debt and meets with Chicago. Amused, Chicago accepts the money but mocks Collins' reluctance to murder Joey; Chicago reveals that he has had Joey murdered in prison and points out that had Collins simply murdered Joey, all of this trouble could have been avoided. Enraged, Collins kills Chicago and his bodyguards, then stumbles back to his car, where he apparently dies of his wounds.

Cast

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  • Ray Liotta as Harry Collins
  • Anthony LaPaglia as Mike Henshaw
  • Anjelica Huston as Leila
  • Daniel Baldwin as James Nutter
  • Jeremy Piven as Fred Shuster
  • George Aguilar as Mr. Fat
  • Tom Noonan as Chicago
  • Xander Berkeley as Lt. Clyde Webber
  • Giancarlo Esposito as Louie
  • Brittany Murphy as Veronica
  • Kari W├╝hrer as Katie Shuster
  • Giovanni Ribisi as Joey Schneider
  • Royce D. Applegate as Dickerman
  • Reception

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    Rotten Tomatoes, a review aggregator, reports that 50% of six surveyed critics gave the film a positive review; the average rating was 5.5/10. Lawrence Van Gelder, writing in The New York Times, stated that "character and conversation outweigh momentum and suspense in Phoenix but a gifted cast [...] splashes alluring color across its familiar noir". Kevin Thomas of the Los Angeles Times described the film as "a terrific neo-noir". In a negative review, Leonard Klady of Variety called the film "largely tiresome and uninspired", more suited to pay cable.

    Soundtrack

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  • "Ama" (written by Daniel Riddle and David Parks) performed by Hitting Birth
  • "11 O'Clock" (Mark Sandman) by Morphine
  • "Dogs of Lust (Germicide Mix)" (Matt Johnson) by The The
  • "K. C. " (Guy Davis, Marc Olson, and Mike Williamson) by Sage
  • "Terrified" (Hubert Clifford) by Hubert Clifford
  • "Tragedy" (Clive Richardson) by Clive Richardson
  • "Mas y Mas" (David Hidalgo and Louis Perez) by Los Lobos
  • "Terraplane Blues" (Robert Johnson) by Robert Johnson
  • "Untitled #1" (Josh Haden) by Spain
  • "I Can't Win" (Leonard Johnson, Dave Richardson, and Cliff Knight) by Ry Cooder
  • "From Four Until Late" (Robert Johnson) by Robert Johnson
  • "Until Tomorrow" (Graeme Revell, Danny Cannon, and Gail Ann Dorsey) by Gail Ann Dorsey

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    References

    Phoenix (1998 film) Wikipedia
    Phoenix (1998 film) IMDb Phoenix (1998 film) themoviedb.org