Mean Streak (1999) from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)
|An attempt at social significance
disguised as a cop thriller. An Italian-American NYPD cop
and a black FBI agent must stop the racist who intends to
prevent a black baseball player from breaking the sacred
56 game hit streak held by baseball's most famous Italian
the would-be killer is also a serial murderer who kills
one additional black person for every game added to the
streak. And to make things even more complicated, he is
also copying a series of murders from 15 years earlier,
which nobody remembers except the NYPD cop, because he
made the arrest!
is the significance of a copycat duplicating details of
murders that only one guy could possibly know? That's the
mystery which the detectives are quite slow to solve.
Coulter is modestly exposed in a sex scene with
Two other scenes involved
incidental nudity: a stripper in a club, and a
hooker with her client in a hotel room.
course of the investigation, the Italian cop has to come
to grips with his own racism, of which is is either
unaware or in denial.
||If the road to hell is
paved with good intentions, then surely this video tape
is part of the blacktop.
High aspirations, and a fairly large
budget (final scene in a packed Yankee Stadium), but
typical straight-to-vid quality.
- With their
votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters
score it 5.6, Apollo users 30/100.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a C-.
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