KISS OF DEATH (1994)
Kiss Of Death (1994)
Little Junior Brown. He rules the streets. He owns the game. But he doesn’t own all of the players
Little Junior Brown
“You f*** with the bull, you get the horns.”
Eleazar Lipsky (story)
Charles Lederer (1947 screenplay)
Richard Price (screenplay)
Samuel L. Jackson
Jimmy Kilmartin is an ex con trying to stay clean, living with his wife and baby daughter in Queens, New York. His cousin Ronnie persuades him to be part of a quick and easy job driving transporters of stolen cars for local mobster Little Junior Brown, because his friend’s life is threatened, but when things go wrong and detective Calvin Hart is permanently wounded, Jimmy ends up doing the time back in prison. Coping alone and desperate for money, his wife goes to work for Ronnie, who tries to make a move on her and she ends up being killed in a car accident trying to flee his house.
Violent and psychopathic, Little Junior Brown kills Ronnie in a gruesome beating as a result.
On his release, Jimmy is asked to go undercover by the feds including the detective who was injured, to help bring down Little Junior Brown. Trying to make a new life with his daughter and his wife’s sister with whom he has now developed a relationship and marries, he reluctantly agrees, insisting that he is left alone permanently afterwards.
When Little Junior Brown kills an undercover agent in front of Jimmy, things become more complicated as the feds try to cover up their own incompetence that led to this situation. Jimmy finds an unlikely ally in Hart as he faces the option of bringing down Little Junior Brown once and for all or facing a life back in prison.
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