Ricochet (1991)

Ricochet

A brash young police officer named Nicholas Styles (Denzel Washington), drifting apart from his childhood friend Odessa (Ice-T), rises up in the ranks of the force after taking down hitman Earl Talbot Blake (John Lithgow). Years later, Styles has become District Attorney, married with children, and Odessa is a criminal drug lord. Blake, stewing in prison with a huge chip on his shoulder, makes a plan for revenge. After a violent jail break, Blake enacts plan for vengeance that includes destroying Style’s career through a smear campaign. Will Styles lose it all or will Blake’s plan RICOCHET? Continue reading

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O.H.M.A.D. 2015 Day 5: Prison (1987)

prisonI have vague recollections of this movie’s box art from back in the VHS era but I never saw it.  I’m not sure why that is the case, but as I was watching it this morning I was surprised to find it was an Empire Films production. I was a huge Charles Band fan growing up, mainly for the Puppet Master series and other Full Moon entries.  Prison is an anomaly among Band’s output as it’s actually competent film with a real director (Renny Harlin) and scripted by Irwin Yablans — who normally worked as a producer for Compass Films and is the one who gave John Carpenter the idea for Halloween. Continue reading