Limey, The

MPAA Rating: R

Entertainment: +2

Content: -3 1/2

His daughter Jennys mysterious death motivates British professional thief Wilson (Terence Stamp) to fly Los Angeles to find the truth. Because he has spent the last nine years in prison, Wilson knows very little about his daughter. In fact, he learns about her death through a newspaper clipping sent to him by an acquaintance of Jennys, Ed (Luis Guzman). Ed and Elaine (Lesley Ann Warren), another of Jennys friends, agree to help Wilson. It seems that Jenny was living with her much older boyfriend Valentine (Peter Fonda), a very wealthy music producer, who now has another beautiful young woman living with him in a carefully guarded mansion. Wilson suspects Valentine is dealing drugs and probably killed Jenny when she realized what was going on. But can Wilson prove anything? His investigation leads him on a dangerous, action-packed hunt. Flashbacks of Wilson as a loving husband and father are actual film clips from actor Stamps early movies. THE LIMEY will do well only if it is widely distributed and well promoted.

Wilsons criminal past has given him a high tolerance for violence. He openly confronts thugs, hit men and body guards, triggering many painful kicks to stomach and groin, fights and bloody shootings. A body guard is thrown off a balcony and killed, and a mans head is repeatedly slammed onto a desk. Wilson fantasizes about shooting Valentine at close range three times. These images show blood splattering everywhere. Gun battles and a car chase that ends in a fiery explosion leave bodies everywhere. All of this is accompanied by 63 obscenities and four regular profanities. There is no sex or nudity, but Valentine and his girlfriend carry on a lengthy conversation while she is submerged in the bathtub. Wilson realizes too late that if he had listened to his young daughters pleas to stop his life of crime many years ago, this devastating search for truth would not have been necessary. THE LIMEY has way too much gratuitous violence and foul language.

Preview Reviewer: Mary Draughon
Artisan Entertainment, 2700 Colorado Ave. 2nd Flr., Santa Monica CA 90404

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Many (12) times Mild 3, Moderate 9

Obscene Language: Many (63) times - F-word 41, s-word 14, other 8

Profanity: Few (4) times All Regular (G 1, J 2, J-C 1)

Violence: Many times Severe and Moderate (mans head slammed on desk, graphic, bloody shootings, beatings and killings, kicks to stomach and groin, car chase ending in fiery crash, man thrown off balcony)

Sex: None

Nudity: Once (small statues of nude couples embracing); Near Nudity - few times (girl submerged to shoulders in bathtub)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Once (crude, obscene remarks made about girl)

Drugs: Few times (social drinking, smoking)

Other: Negative effects of life of crime

Running Time: 90 minutes
Intended Audience: Adults

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