The Pawn

  • 1999
  • Movie
  • R
  • Action, Crime, Drama

Forever butting heads with his big city bosses, loose cannon detective Ray Harlan (Greg Evigan) eagerly transfers to the small-town police force run by his adopted father Lou (Tony Lo Bianco). Forming an effective partnership with his brother Darcy (Rob Stewart), Ray quickly makes enemies of Russian mobsters. Ruthless enough to murder a priest, these imported...read more

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Forever butting heads with his big city bosses, loose cannon detective Ray Harlan (Greg Evigan) eagerly transfers to the small-town police force run by his adopted father Lou (Tony Lo Bianco). Forming an effective partnership with his brother Darcy (Rob Stewart), Ray quickly makes enemies of Russian mobsters. Ruthless enough to murder a priest, these imported thugs promptly kidnap and torture Darcy as a warning to Ray. After this craven attack fires up Ray's resolve, coworker and soon-to-be-girlfriend Megan (Sydney Penny) proposes an alternative way of looking at things: the Soviet felons may be lowlifes, but they've got competition from within the precinct. Searching for clues, they begin investigating Darcy's co-ownership of the local police hangout. It's up to Ray to avenge Darcy and bring the culprits to justice without jeopardizing Megan's life in the process. This crooked cop-a-thon breaks no new ground, but it shows how the bent boys in blue stonewall Ray's investigation with gruff authority. The script wastes too much time on the Ray-Megan romance, but has better luck with its domestic angle about the Harlan brothers' relationship with Lou. Even when the true identity of the rogue kingpin who's lurking within police ranks becomes obvious, the audience will still be shocked at how deep are the roots of immorality.

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  • Released: 1999
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Forever butting heads with his big city bosses, loose cannon detective Ray Harlan (Greg Evigan) eagerly transfers to the small-town police force run by his adopted father Lou (Tony Lo Bianco). Forming an effective partnership with his brother Darcy (Rob S… (more)

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