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Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

Summary: Porter is bad, but his neighbours are worse. Street-wise and tough, an ex-marine, he is betrayed by a one-time partner, and shot in the back by his junkie wife. He survives and returns, looking to recover his share from the robbery of an Asian crime gang. The money has passed into the hands of "the Outfit", a slick gangster organisation that runs the city. He has to make his way through a world populated by heroin dealers, prostitutes, sado-masochists, gunmen and crooked cops, a place where torture is a way of life. His only friend is a former employer, a prostitute, and her loyalty is in question, given she now works for the Outfit. He makes good early progress, but then falls into the hands of Fairfax, the crime boss.
Runtime: 100 min
Rating: Rated R for strong violence, language, and drug and sexual content.
Production: Icon Entertainment International
Genres: Action, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Jan 8, 2002
Director Credit
Brian Helgeland Director
Writer Credit
Brian Helgeland Screenplay
Donald E. Westlake Novel "The Hunter"
Terry Hayes Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Mel Gibson Porter
Cast Credit
Bill Duke Det. Hicks
David Paymer Arthur Stegman
Deborah Kara Unger Mrs. Lynn Porter
Gregg Henry Val Resnick
Jack Conley Det. Leary
John Glover Phil
Justin Ashforth Michael, Bartender #1
Kris Kristofferson Bronson
Kwame Amoaku Radioman
Len Bajenski Fairfax Bodyguard #1
Lucy Liu Pearl
Maria Bello Rosie
Mark Alfa Johnny's Friend #2
William Devane Carter
Producer Credit
Bruce Davey Producer
Stephen McEveety Executive Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: