In a seedy basement, Porter lies severely wounded with two gunshot wounds in his back from a .357 Magnum Colt Python revolver. A surgeon removes the bullets and Porter spends several months healing. He then begins tracking down Val Resnick, his former partner, and Lynn, his ex-wife, both of whom betrayed Porter and left him for dead following a $140,000 heist from the Chinese Triads. After leaving Porter for dead, Val rejoined The Outfit, a powerful criminal organization, using $130,000 of the heist money to repay an outstanding debt. Porter is intent on reclaiming his $70,000 cut.
Brian Thomas Helgeland (born January 17, 1961) is an American screenwriter, film producer and director. He is most known for writing the screenplays for L.A. Confidential (for which he received an Academy Award), Mystic River, and A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master.
Helgeland was born in Providence, Rhode Island, the son of Norwegian-born parents Karin and Thomas.His surname is Norwegian, named after a landscape in Northern Norway. A graduate of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, he received his undergraduate degree at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
In 1998, Helgeland won both an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay (for L.A. Confidential) and a Razzie (for The Postman) in the same year. Only one person had achieved the dubious feat before (Alan Menken in 1993), and only one other (Sandra Bullock in 2010) has achieved it since. He accepted the Razzie and became only the fourth person in its history to be personally presented with the… read more
Here's one instance where the studio-sanctioned theatrical cut is arguably superior to the director's intended vision. Sure, the theatrical version might smooth over a lot of rough edges, but it gives the film some much needed wit and insight into Parker's character. You can guarantee that any movie starring James Coburn, William Devane, and Kris Kristofferson as tough guy gangsters is going to be damn entertaining.
Una buena película de cine negro (me refiero al Director's Cut).Tiene momentos brutales y violentos, impensables en la mayoría del cine hollywoodense más reciente (la golpiza que Porter le da a su esposa, por poner un ejemplo) Casi todos los personajes son inescrupulosos e irredimibles. Me hizo falta más humor negro y el final me resultó flojo y vulgar (esos breves flash-backs en blanco y negro). Igual la recomiendo.