The Taxman

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The Taxman ★★ 1998 (R)

Al Benjamin (Pantoliano) is an obsessive New York State tax investigator who stumbles across six dead bodies in a Brighton Beach gasoline company while on the job. He teams up with a pain-in-the-butt cop, Joseph Romero (Dominguez), who's proficient in Russian—a necessity in the immigrant community. Their sleuthing leads them to the Russian mob, a scam involving gasoline taxes, and a lot of violence. 95m/C VHS, DVD . Joe Pantoliano, Wade Dominguez, Elizabeth Berkley, Michael Chiklis, Robert Kevin Townsend; D: Avi Nesher; W: Avi Nesher, Roger Berger; C: Jim Denault; M: Roger Neill.