Story: There's nothing more dangerous than an innocent man.
In the rail yards of Queens, contractors repair and rebuild the city's subway cars. These contracts are lucrative, so graft and corruption are rife. When Leo Handler gets out of prison, he finds his aunt married to Frank Olchin, one of the big contractors; he's battling with a minority-owned firm for contracts. Willie Gutierrez, Leo's best friend, is Frank's bag man and heads a crew of midnight saboteurs who ruin the work of the Puerto Rican-owned firm. Leo needs a job, so Willie pays him to be his back-up. Then things go badly wrong one night, a cop IDs Leo, and everyone now wants him out of the picture. Besides his ailing mom and his cousin Erica, to whom can Leo turn?
Director: James Grey (Little Odessa)
Cast: Mark Wahlberg (Leo Hadler), Joaquin (Willie), Charlize Theron, James Caan (Frank Olchin), Ellen Burstyn, Faye Dunaway.
Screenwriters: James Grey and Matt Reeves.
Release Dates: October 21, 2000.
Filming Locations: NY, NY.
Box Office Information: $882,710 thousand. (Budget $20 Million)
Awards: National Board of Review; Best Supporting Actor (Joaquin),Cannes Film Festival; Golden Palm James Grey. (nomination only)
Genres: Crime, Drama.
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