Deadly Revenge – Das Brooklyn Massaker (1991)

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Deadly Revenge – Das Brooklyn Massaker: Directed by John Flynn. With Steven Seagal, William Forsythe, Jerry Orbach, Jo Champa. The gruesome murder of a Brooklyn Detective will turn the case into a personal vendetta when the deceased’s best friend and fellow officer will unleash an all-out attack against a psychotic Mafia enforcer’s brutal gang.

“This is Steven Seagalu0026#39;s best movie. In it, he actually wrestles with the character he plays, and comes up with a dramatic performance that, while no Brando, is still quite believable.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThis is a very violent film. It is also a very troubling film. William Forsythe – who also turns in a better than average performance – plays a lower-rung mob boss who, strung out on crack and finding his girl-friend cheating on him, turns psychotic and suicidal. Not a good mix – he starts blowing people away just because they irritate him a little.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe film is also an attempt to deal with the continuing fragmentation of neighborhood communities that were once the heart and soul of larger cities. The community is preserved, but only tentatively – the seeds of its eventual collapse have clearly been planted. The extreme violence of the film thus becomes the manifestation of a unresolvable frustration with the tensions of a community falling apart.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAll this adds up to a surprisingly complex Steven Seagal action film that will haunt you long after the closing credits.”


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