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Man been awhile since I had seen this ... not to bad... ha ha
this is my favorite movie of all time. my dogs name is Porter.
Both vodlocker and both Played.to are for the wrong movie. They are for a movie called Play Back.
mel gibson does "nonchalantly dead serious" really well..GREAT LINE..."well then, what good are ya?".

always loved this movie

What a fun ride. I really love this movie. Great to see Gibson in such a different role.
Some awesome one-liners, as well.
Just a great revenge flick, very reminiscent of the 70s style movies featuring the "bad guy" as the protagonist.


Now this is just cool. Gibson is awesome, the story is awesome, everything is awesome. There's just something about narrated movies like this one and fight club, snatch, forrest gump and others that are just so cool. this is definetly going on the top movies list. awesome 10 on 10.


Payback (1999) 6/10
Director: Brian Helgeland
Writing Credits: Brian Helgeland
Cast: Mel Gibson,Gregg Henry,Maria Bello

Well this is a unusual role for Mel Gibson to playing. Based around what you would say bad guy born god. As the film progresses of course. Lots of gun fire and lots of gore. If that kind of stuff floats your boat. Trashy people, and cigarette smoking in pretty much every scene. Trust me, check it out and see how many times a smoke gets light up on screen. Cancer was probably the sponsor of this film.

Mel Gibson is Porter, a ruthless criminal, who is gunned down by his wife and friend after they rob an Asian gang. When Porter survives the attack, he makes it his mission to exact revenge on his friend, who has used the robbery money to buy his way into a powerful syndicate. Added to the mix are crooked police officers, members of the syndicate, and the Asian gang, who are out for a bit of revenge themselves.

Now if you just read the paragraph about the plot up above, explain to me how the hell you manage to do all those things in a 2 hr film? We are talking about a guy who is stealing money from a bum at the start of the film, to knocking off one of the biggest, if not the biggest, drug dealer in the city. I look for a little bit of realism when I watch this types of films, and I didn't seem to see enough of it. Porter is a cool character, and I think the ending was done very good, it's a shame the rest of it was not. They should of tackled something a little bit smaller. Not the kingpin of New York. Come on man. 5/10 Some good scenes, unrealistic though.
Funny and it shows how u shouldn't be a gangster
:fresh: :fresh: :fresh: :fresh: :fresh: That really great narriration that they used to use in the 40's, washed out colors, Lots of good gratuitous violence, underworld crime, bad cops. As fun to watch as the book was to read.
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