Boiling Point (1993 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||James B. Harris|
|Produced by||Leonardo De La Fuente
|Written by||James B. Harris
|Narrated by||Tobin Bell|
|Music by||John D'Andrea
|Edited by||Jerry Brady|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|Box office||$10,058,318 (USA)|
Boiling Point is a 1993 American action film written and directed by James B. Harris, and starring Wesley Snipes, Dennis Hopper, Lolita Davidovich and Viggo Mortensen. The film was released in the United States on April 16, 1993. This was James B. Harris' last film-making, who was retired as a film director.
This film opens with police officer Jimmy Mercer (Wesley Snipes) and his partner Brady (Dan Hedaya) doing some undercover work, when Mercer's fellow agent is shot and killed by a new man, Ronnie (Viggo Mortensen) that criminal Red Diamond (Dennis Hopper) pulled out of jail. Now on a snap of anger and thoughts of revenge, Mercer wants to find the killer and take him down before he gets transferred to another precinct. Although a cop and close colleague claims over dinner that Mercer must do it "by the book," Mercer replies that "when I'm done with this motherfucker, I'm gonna put him in a box..... by the book."
Red continues to try to build a relationship with one of his old girlfriends but fails. Through explosions and action, Mercer's temper rises with the suspense.
At a club which Mercer is at, coincidentally at the same time as Red and Ronnie, the latter pulls out his gun on the second floor, to which Mercer quickly reacts by unloading all six rounds of his snubnose .38 into Ronnie. Red is arrested. Justice is served.
- Wesley Snipes as Jimmy Mercer
- Dennis Hopper as Rudolph 'Red' Diamond
- Lolita Davidovich as Vikki Dunbar
- Viggo Mortensen as Ronnie
- Seymour Cassel as Virgil Leach
- Jonathan Banks as Max Waxman
- Christine Elise as Carol
- Tony Lo Bianco as Tony Dio
- Valerie Perrine as Mona
- James Tolkan as Levitt
- Paul Gleason as Transaction Man
- Lorraine Evanoff as Connie
- Stephanie E. Williams as Sally Mercer
- Tobin Bell as Roth
- Bobby Hosea as Steve
- Dan Hedaya as Brady
The film earned negative reviews from critics. It currently holds a 20% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 10 reviews.
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- Boiling Point at Rotten Tomatoes
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