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Payback 1999

From Amazon: They stole his money, turned his woman against him, and left him for dead. Now tough-guy poster child Porter (the appropriately world-weary Mel Gibson) is back, bad to the bone, and a mite ticked off at the Organization that done him wrong. Mucho macho carnage ensues. It took some major guts for first-time director (and Oscar winner for the script of L.A. Confidential) Brian Helgeland to take a shot at adapting Donald Westlake's pseudonymous, legendarily gritty novel The Hunter for the screen (especially considering that director John Boorman and irresistible force Lee Marvin had already produced a fairly definitive...

Directed By:
No image existsBrian Helgeland
Written By:
No image existsBrian Helgeland
No image existsTerry Hayes
Mel GibsonMel Gibson
Gregg HenryGregg Henry
Maria BelloMaria Bello
David PaymerDavid Paymer
Deborah Kara UngerDeborah Kara Unger
No image existsWilliam Devane
Kris KristoffersonKris Kristofferson
Bill DukeBill Duke
No image existsJack Conley
John GloverJohn Glover
Lucy LiuLucy Liu
No image existsJames Coburn

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Payback Movie Review by Chris (1/15/2009)

Note: This review is for the 'Straight Up Directors Cut'. Not for the original theatrical release.

The production of 'Payback' was a very complicated one, especially for the original director Brian Helgeland. Brian originated as a screenplay writer, writing films like Man on Fire, A Knight's Tale and LA Confidential....

(complete Payback review by Chris)

Payback Movie Review by Movie Addict (3/12/2007)

What can I say. This movie is the one to watch when you are angry with
someone. Through Mel Gibson, you can experience your anger and
frustration and get that vicarious revenge.

Gibson's character just wanted what was due; nothing more or less. He
methodically went up the line to get it. He was clever and ruthless. In

(complete Payback review by Movie Addict)

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