(out of 5)
Keira Knightley gets tough in this biopic of Hollywood progeny-gone-bad Domino Harvey, daughter of British movie star Laurence Harvey. After losing her father at a young age, Domino’s mother (Jacqueline Bisset) moves them to Beverly Hills where she marries well and raises her daughter in the ‘90210′ crowd (actually the movie plays fast and loose with time: Domino was born earlier than the movie portrays and therefore would have been past that age by the time that show aired). Not one to really find satisfaction in sunshine and shopping, Harvey soon drops out of college and pursues a career as a bounty hunter, coming under the wing of big tough Mickey Rourke and successfully chasing bad guys around the city who are trying to avoid the law. Then something happens with the robbery of casino money, and somehow Jerry Springer is involved and there’s a shootout that nearly kills Dabney Coleman. I don’t really remember the details, mostly because Tony Scott applies his usual bonehead hyperkinetic style and concerns himself more with flash than sense: I still don’t understand why this man’s talented brother doesn’t take him in hand. Knightley holds her ground in the lead role, somehow believable as an anorexic 14 year-old boy who can break people’s noses, but the film is pure exploitative trash and is so liberal with its plotting that none of it can be trusted to be real (not even emotionally real).
Directed by Tony Scott
Cinematography by Daniel Mindel
Music by Harry Gregson-Williams
Production Design by Chris Seagers
Costume Design by B. Akerlund
Cast Tags: Abraham Ashley, Adam Clark, Adham Shalabi, Andy Milder, Anne Chamberlain, Anthony Delan, Ash Christian, Ashley Monique Clark, Édgar Ramírez, Brian Austin Green, Bruce Sparkes, Celesta Hodge, Chad Parker, Charles Paraventi, Cheryl Francis Harrington, Christopher Walken, Dabney Coleman, Dale Dickey, David Riley,Delroy Lindo, Donna W. Scott, Dusty Gilvaher, Eddie Hernandez, Frank Cilberg, Fred Koehler, George Thabet, Ginger Kinison, Ian Ziering, Jack McGee, Jacqueline Bisset, Janet Gonzalez, Jeff Klein, Jerry Springer, Jesse Rosales, Joe Nunez, Julian Berlin, Julie Valine, Keira Knightley, Keith Dimmy, Kel O’Neill, Leonardo Digirolamo, Leonidos Iraheta, Lew Temple, Lili Mirojnick, Liza Lapira, Lucy Liu, Macy Gray, Mark Kinsey Stephenson,Mark Newsom, Melissa Lee, Mena Suvari, Michael Andolini, Michelle Fabiano, Mickey Rourke, Mike G., Mike Rademaekers, Mo’Nique, Morgan Nagler, Neal Matarazzo, Patrick Kerr, Paul Nguyen, Peter Jacobson, Phillip Darlington, Richard Burch, Richard Rand, Riz Abbasi,Robbie Kaller, Rolando Molina, Shondrella Avery, Stanley Kamel, T.K. Carter, Tabitha Brownstone, Tom Waits, Vic Manni