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Payback 1999


Year: 1999


Genres: Comedy,Crime,Short

Countries: USA

Votes: 5

Rating: 7.00

Cast: Pearl: Lucy Liu; Arthur Stegman: David Paymer; Bronson: Kris Kristofferson; Porter: Mel Gibson; Mrs. Lynn Porter: Deborah Kara Unger; Det. Hicks: Bill Duke; Rosie: Maria Bello; Carter: William Devane; Val Resnick: Gregg Henry; Phil: John Glover; Det. Leary: Jack Conley; Johnny’s Friend #2: Mark Alfa; Radioman: Kwame Amoaku; Michael, Bartender #1: Justin Ashforth; Fairfax Bodyguard #1: Len Bajenski


Storyline: Porter is a small time but tough criminal, who’s primary gig, is robbery. Now his friend Val Resnick needs $130,000 to pay back a criminal group known as “The Outfit”. He tells Porter about some Asian couriers who carry $300,000, Porter agrees to it on the condition that they split the take. When they hit them, they discover that they only have $140,000, and Resnick says that, that’s what they always carry. He pulls out a gun and shoots Porter in the back and leaves him to die. However, Porter manages to make it to a doctor, and get treated, when he recovers, he sets out to get Resnick and his share $70,000. He begins by approaching an associate of Resnick’s. Porter then seeks out a prostitute named Rosie, whom he knew, she tells him where he can find Resnick, when he does he tells Resnick that he should go to his employers and ask them to give him back $70,000 of the money he gave them, Resnick says that’s impossible but Porter “convinces” him to do it. Resnick then goes to his boss, Mr. Carter, who tells him that it’s in their best interest to help Resnick deal with Porter. Carter orders one of his men to take Porter out but Porter’s just too good for them. Resnick then asks his girlfriend who knows the people whom he and Porter stole the money from, and tells her to tell them where they can find him. When they do they are interrupted by two policemen, but they are crooked who are under the impression that Porter’s going after $200,000-300,000 and are going to get it. Can Porter deal with all these people and still get his money.

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