Hells Kitchen (1998)
Director: Tony Cinciripini Starring: Angelina Jolie William Forsythe Rosanna Arquette Johnny Whitworth
The road to redemption is covered in blood.
|When a robbery goes awry, the bandits all end up in a puddle of blood and only one lives and goes to jail for five years. Upon his release, the girlfriend wants her new boyfriend to kill him.|
Editor's NoteHELL'S KITCHEN tells the tragic story of a group of New York City youths whose involvement in a drug deal ends up haunting their lives. After the deal turns sour, one of the boys ends up dead and another--Johnny Miles (Mekhi Phifer)--is sent to jail for a crime he didn't commit. Five years later, Johnny is out of jail and back on the streets of his old neighborhood, trying to piece back his life by training to be a boxer. The only problem is that the murdered boy's sister (Angelina Jolie) stills blames Johnny for the death of her brother and wants her new boyfriend to kill him. A dark tone and over-the-top melodrama highlight this gritty urban tale which features a good supporting turn by Jolie.
Cast & Crew
|Constantine Baris - Executive Producer|
|Joseph Arthur - Musical Score|
|Michael Spiller - Cinematographer|
|Steve Silkensen - Editor|
|Tony Cinciripini - Director|
|Tony Cinciripini - Writer|
|Tony Cinciripini - Producer|
|Valerie Bienas - Production Designer|
Plot SummaryThe lives of four New York youths are torn apart when they are involved in a drug deal that turns sour, leaving one of them dead. Survivors Gloria (Jolie) and Patty (Whitworth) start a relationship, while Gloria's boyfriend Johnny (Phifer), whom Patty left for dead, begins serving five years in prison. When Johnny is released, Gloria blames him for the death of her brother, Hayden, who was killed in the deal. Johnny, determined to go straight, begins boxing. Gloria, meanwhile, struggles to keep her life together as her junkie mother Liz (Arquette) and boyfriend Johnny unravel around her and the truth about Hayden's death comes to light.