Phoenix 1998

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Phoenix ★★ 1998 (R)

With a cast like this, you hope for a bit more than the usual cliched crime drama. Gambling addict/ Phoenix cop Harry Collins (Liotta) is in big debt to loansharks. He decides the best way to get the money is to rob the nightclub of a local sleaze where fellow corruptible officer Mike Henshaw (LaPaglia) moonlights. But beyond the inherent stupidity of such a plan is the lurking presence of internal affairs officer Clyde Webber (Berkely). 104m/C VHS, DVD . Ray Liotta, Anthony LaPaglia, Daniel Baldwin, Jeremy Piven, Xander Berkeley, Giancarlo Esposito, Anjelica Huston, Tom Noonan, Kari Wuhrer, Brittany Murphy; D: Danny Cannon; W: Eddie Richey; C: James L. Carter; M: Graeme Revell.