All bets are off when corrupt homicide cop Rick Santoro witnesses a murder during a boxing match. It's up to him and lifelong friend and naval intelligence agent Kevin Dunne to uncover the conspiracy behind the killing. At every turn, Santoro makes increasingly shocking discoveries that even he can't turn a blind eye to.
|Release Date||:||August 7, 1998|
|Production Company||:||Paramount Pictures, DeBart, Touchstone Pictures, Mel's Cite du Cinema|
|Production Countries||:||Canada, United States of America|
|Director||:||Brian De Palma|
|Writers||:||David Koepp, Brian De Palma, David Koepp|
|Casts||:||Nicolas Cage, Gary Sinise, John Heard, Carla Gugino, Tamara Tunie, Stan Shaw, Kevin Dunn, Michael Rispoli, Joel Fabiani, Luis Guzmán, David Anthony Higgins, Mike Starr, Chip Zien, Michaella Bassey, Paul Joseph Bernardo, Jernard Burks, Mark Camacho, Desmond Campbell, Jean-Paul Chartrand, Chip Chuipka, Deano Clavet, Tara Ann Culp, Kelly Deadmon|
|Plot Keywords||:||casino, political activism, boxer, mission of murder, boxing match, suspense, police officer, witness to murder|
A completely new movie, where form and vision become the substance of a story of dissolution of a consciousness and of a world. Double characters and multiple points of perception, an opening scene technically stunning and artistically perfect, centered on an indirect perceiver (Cage) while everything happens on the background. Multiple endings (in every sense) and an extremely rigorous style up to the last image. Split screen sequences as a poetic synthesis of truth, and a completely new relationship between subjective and objective reality. Abstract cinema at its best, and a real post-modern nightmare.