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Overall Rating
3.92

Awesome46.15%
Worth A Look: 23.08%
Average: 15.38%
Pretty Bad: 7.69%
Total Crap: 7.69%

1 review, 7 user ratings


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Trespass (1992)
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by Rob Gonsalves

"Crackling entertainment."
5 stars

Walter Hill’s best movie in years was held up for months by Universal, which had planned to release it in the summer of 1992 under its original title 'The Looters.' Once the L.A. riots hit, a scared Universal quickly pushed the release date back to Christmas and changed the title. It was worth the wait.

Bill Paxton and William Sadler are two Arkansas firemen who find out about a cache of gold in a burnt-out St. Louis tenement. They go there to dig out the gold but run afoul of local gangstas Ice T and Ice Cube.

Some called the movie racist, but the only sympathetic characters are Paxton, a disabled black junkie (De’Voreaux White from Die Hard) and a homeless black guy (Art Evans) holed up in the tenement. Hill stages some typically electric action scenes, and the film manages to be what his Johnny Handsome tried to be but wasn’t — a tough, cynical thriller that delivers.

Solid performances from the two Bills and the two Ices.

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User Comments

5/06/14 PAUL SHORTT VIOLENT BUT ENTERTAINING, TENSE AND INTELLIGENT 4 stars
3/28/08 Renzo Average 3 stars
4/06/07 ES A good flick, I watch it everytime it's on 4 stars
2/06/07 AJ Muller Killer script, fast pace, good performances. Walter Hill does his thing yet again. 4 stars
6/13/04 John great concept and flashes of brilliance throughout but leaves you not caring in the end 3 stars
6/04/04 tatum More drama in its title change (from "Looters") than the film 1 stars
6/03/04 Jack Sommersby Ho-hum characters and who-cares storyline obscure telling subtext. 2 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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USA
  25-Dec-1992 (R)
  DVD: 20-Jan-2004

UK
  N/A

Australia
  02-May-1993


Directed by
  Walter Hill

Written by
  Bob Gale
  Robert Zemeckis

Cast
  Bill Paxton
  Ice-T
  William Sadler
  Ice Cube
  Art Evans
  Glenn Plummer



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