There were actually some genuinely funny and neat moments in this
movie, but they were few and far between. The story was quite
disjointed, and, as every member in the Outfit kept saying, he was crazy
to go through all this trouble for a measly $70000.
It starts off a few days later, though, after he's been shot.
He gets the bullets taken out, then goes home to his wife, who overdoses
Then he flashes back to a robbery that he had made with her,
and with a colleague of his. After that successful robbery, the two
of them cheated Porter out of his half of the money.
So Porter finds the drug dealer who sold to his wife, goes to
his colleague, who of course doesn't have that kind of money handy.
He ends up killing the guy after what seems like endless runarounds.
Then he goes through one of the two men who run the Outfit, and kidnaps
the Outfit's leader's son.
He eventually gets his money, and more, and ends up killing just
about every member of the Outfit. That way, they can't track him
The movie seemed to know that it wasn't very good. There
were numerous cheap shots, and the quip above about the price not being
The two crooked cops were pretty much worthless, but it was fun
to see them get taken in by Porter's antics, and then arrested themselves.
Lucy Liu played masochistic woman, who was really turned on by the beating
Porter gave his colleague. Okay. Probably could have used a
sex scene to liven things up.
Actually, the biggest problem I had with the movie was that it
was so dull! Boring for most of the scenes. Most of the other
scenes were supposed to be shocking, I think. Porter slices a dealer's
nostril, then another guy's ear. Shoots his colleague in cold blood,
first in the kneecap, then in the face.
His girl was fun to watch. She was a prostitute who he
used to drive around. So she works one final night in order to kidnap
the son of the Outfit's leader.
I don't know where the show was supposed to take place, or when,
but it seemed out of place in the 1990s, anyway. It was way too dark
for me, and I didn't get enough out of the character to begin to root for
him, even though I knew I was supposed to. Ah, well.