Underworld (1996) from Tuna
Underworld is billed at IMDb as a comedy thriller. I
can nearly understand the thriller part but, if it is indeed a
comedy, I just didn't get it. During the opening credits, we have
gratuitous breast exposure from a lingerie model, intercut with
several machine gun massacres. Evidently, this all takes place in
some alternate universe without police. After a stroll through
gratuitous topless showgirls, we are introduced to the two main
characters, Johnny Crown (Denis Leary) and Frank Gavilan (Joe
Mantegna). Crown was just released from prison, and is taking
advantage of father's day to kill everyone he feels is remotely
responsible for the brain death of his father.
I suppose we are supposed to be hooked into wondering what will happen to Galivan, and whether Richard Essex will ever be found.
The most interesting thing to do while watching this film: watch for Abe Vigoda as Galivan's father, and Tracy Lords as a singer.
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