City of Industry

1997

City of Industry

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Betrayal and revenge are the key ingredients of this violent, streetwise crime drama. Roy Egan (Harvey Keitel) was once a highly successful thief but has gotten out of the business and now leads a quiet life in the Midwest. He's lured out of retirement by his brother, Lee (Timothy Hutton); Lee figures that he's come to the end of his rope as a small-time thief and wants to pull one last job that will earn him a healthy score. Lee and Roy devise a plan to knock over a jewelry store in Palm Springs and bring along two helpers, even-tempered family man Jorge (Wade Dominguez) and hot-headed driver Skip (Stephen Dorff). The heist goes like clockwork, but afterward Skip turns on his partners and kills Lee and Jorge. Roy is able to escape and swears to avenge his brother's death with the help of Jorge's wife Rachel (Famke Janssen). City of Industry was the debut feature for writer/producer Ken Solarz.

Cast

Harvey Keitel
as Roy Egan
Stephen Dorff
as Skip Kovie
Wade Dominguez
as Jorge Montana
Reno Wilson
as Keshaun Brown
Lucy Liu
as Cathi Rose
François Chau
as Uncle Luke
Brian Shen
as Pai-Gow Dealer
Ai Wan
as Gwen
Eli García Ruiz
as Henry Montana
Vien Hong
as Gingerhead
Michael Trac
as Shrimp Boy
Evzen Kolar
as Droutzkoy
Jonathan Schmock
as Jewelry Manager
Raymond Ma
as Paradise Hotel Clerk
Georg D. Rice
as Royal Sentry Security Guard
Brian Habicht
as Phone Company Employee
Jane Crawley
as Waitress
Philip Tan
as Jimmie
Stuart Quan
as Onion Head
John Koyama
as Two Gun
Steven Ho
as Gang Member
Brian Imada
as Sweet Plum
Leo Lee
as Redman
Elisa Ruiz
as Henry Montana
Eddie Yansick
as Bodyguard
Eddie Mathews
as Bodyguard
Tim Rigby
as Bodyguard
Fred Lerner
as Security Guard
Elliott Gould
as Gangster (Uncredited)
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Audience Reviews for City of Industry

  • Apr 06, 2014
    A criminal hunts down the getaway driver who betrayed his crew in this no-nonsense, engrossing crime thriller. I avoided this film for years as I am bored with crime movies about low-functioning punks. But I was wrong about this film. I didn't realize Hutton and Keitel are in it. You'll also see an uncredited Elliot Gould. None of these actors make bad movies. All give good performances. City Of Industry is gritty and well-paced, the punks are high-functioning, and ti contains a couple of minor twists I didn't see coming. Most importantly, this movie is more or less believable, the dialogue isn't corny, the action isn't unrealistic, and the story doesn't insult your intelligence. It held my attention and I was pleasantly surprised.
    Pamela D Super Reviewer
  • May 04, 2012
    This is watchable and enjoyable and a harmless way to spend 90 minutes...even if it is a MASSIVE rip-off of Reservoir Dogs.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Aug 19, 2011
    City of Industry is transformed from an average revenge crime thriller, to a very good one because of a commanding and brooding performance by the criminally under-appreciated Harvey Keitel, who seemingly channels the intensity from his role in Bad Lieutenant.
    Jeffrey M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 18, 2009
    NOT as good as I hoped.A major disappointment
    Brody M Super Reviewer

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