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No Way Back [Blu-ray]
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Russell Crowe, Helen Slater and Michael Lerner star in this white-knuckle action thriller about oneman's revenge and another man's redemption. Special Agent Zack Grant's career is on the line and he's given one last chance to prove himself. When the sting operation he's in charge of goes disastrously awry, Grant finds himself with a mob vendetta on his hands. Mafia kingpin Frank Serlano has brutal revenge in mind and his target is Yuji, the Japanese Yakuza he holds responsible for his son's murder. Serlano kidnaps Grant's young son in exchange for the delivery of Yuji. Agent Grant and Yuji'scross-country rendezvous with Serlano is further complicated when the duo are joined by a flighty flight attendant. With the mobster's ferocious skinhead assassins, the Yakuza and the FBI all in hot pursuit, the trio must risk everything - and now, there's NO WAY BACK.
The FBI, the Mafia, and the Yakuza (Japanese gangsters) fight to the death in this nonstop action thriller starring Russell Crowe (Gladiator). FBI agent Zack Grant (Crowe) sends beautiful rookie operative Seiko (Kelly Hu) on a sting operation against the depraved, skinhead son of a Mafia kingpin. Little does he know that Seiko is on a revenge mission of her own. This bloody situation escalates into all-out war, as the Mafia kingpin, Frank Serlano (Michael Lerner), and the head Yakuza, Yuji (Etsushi Toyokawa), get into the act. Grant is forced to go renegade from the bureau when Serlano kidnaps his young son, a plot point that certainly raises the story's emotional stakes. During an exciting airplane hijacking sequence, we meet Mary (Helen Slater), a dizzy blonde flight attendant who introduces an unexpected note of comic relief to the proceedings (along with a touch of romance). Crowe is convincing in Dirty Harry mode, bringing his characteristic intensity and empathy to the role. It's fun to watch a former Miss Hawaii, Kelly Hu, display her martial arts mastery, and the performances of Slater and Toyokawa are a cut above the action-genre norm. Still and all, No Way Back falls squarely into the "guilty pleasure" movie category. Writer-director Frank A. Cappello (American Yakuza), provides plenty of slam-bang, shoot-'em-up action, plus enough nail-biting suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat. --Laura Mirsky --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
There is plenty of action, more than average suspense but the dialogue is lacking greatly.
Phrases and sentences that just don't make a lot of sense permeate the entire script. More specifically, I found myself saying "would they REALLY say that in this situation???".
Russell drops in and out of his "American" accent, which is a painful reminder of the fact that this is one of the earlier films in his now stalwartly coral of films.
STILL, that all being said... if you are collecting the lot of them... it is worth the purchase if not for anything other than to be able to see just how far he has come.
I don't think the director knew what to do with his actors besides making them run around. This is film... let the actors faces tell some of the story. I just didn't feel that connection I've come to expect from Mr. Crowe.
As far as Russell doing the the New York/New Jersey accent there was a bean instead of a bin/been. But I only noticed that one slip. Picky, picky, picky. Next
Most recent customer reviews
From the typical action movie title that slips out of your memory within days to the typical overused clichés, I felt like I had seen this one before. Read morePublished on June 29 2002 by Amazon Customer
This is not Crowe's best OR worst movie. I found a lot of heart in this story of a father trying to save his son, by going against his bosses, to surrrender an alleged murderer to... Read morePublished on July 25 2001
Crowe displays his developing skills as an action hero, giving us a glimpse of what got him an Oscar in "Gladiator". Read morePublished on May 27 2001 by becky robison
This is not rocket science material. It is escapism and nothing more. The two saving graces in this movie are Russell Crowe and Helen Slater. Read morePublished on Feb. 28 2001
This is without doubt the worst film I have ever seen. And believe me, I've seen some stinkers in my time. Read morePublished on Nov. 19 2000 by Chicalolita
I'm a big fan of Russell Crowe's work, "L.A. Confidential" and "Proof" are among my favorite films. Read morePublished on Oct. 30 2000
No one would say this film is worth to keep forever, but... But, as one third zone thriller, one migth say the buying is acceptable. Read morePublished on Oct. 29 2000 by firstname.lastname@example.org