Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Oh yeah...

... I'm going to channel the id or super-ego of Chris Sims for a moment with the suggestion that the movie Nick of Time has one of the best "kicks to the head" ever put on film. Starring Johnny Depp as the business traveller whose daughter is kidnapped and he's forced into a devil's bargain with Christopher Walken. Kill the governor or we kill your daughter. Anyway, it's a bit forced but there are some really tense moments and it feels like a precursor to 24 in the whole sort of realtime filming.

Anyway, after Johnny Depp manages to save the governor Christopher Walken's partner is still going to kill JD's daughter. Thankfully, the shoeshine man Huey, played by Charles S. Dutton, saves the day by dragging Christopher Walken's partner out of the van. She shoots the Huey in the leg (established to be a wooden leg) but he tackles her down then grabs his own leg and punches her with it - essentially, kicking her in the head and punching her unconscious in one fell swoop. Badass.

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