Judas Kiss (1998)
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Carla Gugino, Simon Baker, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Gil Bellows, Til Schweiger, Hal Holbrook, Philip Baker Hall, Joey Slotnick, Greg Wise, Lisa Eichhorn, Richard Riehle, Roscoe Lee Browne, Tom Hodges, Bobby Hosea, Jack Conley, William Lucking, Googy Gress, Jeanetta Arnette, Victoria Duffy, Matt Gerald, Brian Gattas, Kristina Malota, Beverly Hotsprings, Russ Fega, Beverly Penberthy, Susan Chesler, Elizabeth Laurie Hamel, Yvette Lera, Pilar Camporredondo, Brett Tabor, Russ Fega, David Nott, Tracy Courtney
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Well, f*ck me sideways.
Dave Friedman (Alan Rickman): That remark could be misconstrued as sexual harassment, Agent Hawkins.
Sadie Hawkins (Emma Thompson): Let's get it out of the way then: you've never worked under a female superior before. I got to where I am by pushing paper and playing nice - I've never actually fired a gun before, I'm only in this job to prove to my father I'm not a coward. I give decent head, so I got promoted before all the worthy candidates, all of them men, all of them equally gifted at fellatio but there was a gender quota to fill. I'm also stupid and idealistic; you are hard and cynical, and usually right. I am secretly in love with you but I have a hard time showing it. Did I skip anything?
Dave Friedman: You're a better driver, but I'm too proud to admit it.
Damn, that's great dialog! Sebastian Gutierrez not only directs a great movie, but he can write too!
This was the first directing job by Sebastian Gutierrez, the writer of Snakes on a Plane and Gothika. Anyone who has read my reviews knows that I love capers, and this was a doozy. A kidnapping and a woman shot in the process. The FBI has Emma Thompson on the kidnapping case and the Police Chief (Roscoe Lee Browne) assigns Alan Rickman to solve the murder, which happens to be a Senator's (Hal Holbrook) wife. These two make an outstanding pair as they work together.
The kidnappers/murderers have lovers Simon Baker (Land of the Dead) and the ultra hot Carla Gugino (Sin City), along with a couple of partners. They kidnapped a hotshot computer mogul and they run his accountant all over town before they get the dough. Things go fast from there as new twists and turns are brought in. The whole thing is brilliant and definitely a "piss in your pants because you can't go to the bathroom or you'll miss something" thrill.
Now, to be completely honest, I would have given this movie a 5 if there had been more of the movie the security guard was watching in the opening. I would have loved to see more of Beverly Hotsprings and Yvette Lera, but, hey, that wasn't part of the caper; just icing on the cake.
Thompson and Rickman should definitely make more movies together.
And, did I say Carla Gugino was hot? Not her breast performance, but still hot.
Put this on your list.
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