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Truth or Consequences

Year: 1997
Production Co: Triumph Films
Director: Kiefer Sutherland
Writer: Brad Mirman
Cast: Kiefer Sutherland, Vincent Gallo, Kim Dickens, Kevin Pollack, Martin Sheen, Rod Steiger, Marshall Bell

Years after his auspicious arrival in films like Flatliners and years away from his resurgence to the top because of 24, Kiefer Sutherland was in a near-forgotten wasteland, and it was here that he directed this film.

And it deserves much more attention than it got. The story is nothing too spectacular - he plays the psychotic leader of a band of criminals who've made off with the loot in a drug deal gone wrong, a remorseless, Terminator-like mob hit man (Sheen) behind them every step of the way.

They take a young couple (Gallo and Dickens) in an RV hostage, and soon the young man starts to empathise with their captors, taking on some of their characteristics in their pursuit to get away with what they've done.

But while you've heard the tale before, Sutherland has a great eye for cool gangster movie tropes, breathing fresh new life into them and making a kinetic movie. Definitely worth seeing if you're an action fan.

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