The Real McCoy (1993)

RUSSELL MULCAHY

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5

USA, 1993.  Bregman/Baer Productions, Capella International, Connexion Film Productions.  Screenplay by , , based on elements of the novel Bellman and True by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Kim Basinger‘s excellent performance is let down every step of the way by a dull story in this flat action movie. She plays an ex-con who is determined to escape her past as a robber and lead a totally crime-free life with her young son. Unfortunately, her former employer (Terence Stamp) has no intention of letting her exceptional talent for heists go to waste, and so blackmails her with the use of her son into one last job for him. Teamed up with bumbling idiot , she is hoping not to land herself in the big house ever again. Basinger has all the charisma needed to lead a movie like this to glory, but the script never punches up the humour or the suspense for even a second.

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