Payback [DVD] [1999]

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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars.
80% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 10)

Special Features

  • Commentary by Writer/Director Brian Helgeland
  • Paybacks are a Bitch: On Set in Los Angeles
  • Paybacks are a Bitch: On location in Chicago
  • Same Story, Different Movie - Creating Payback: The Director's Cut
  • The Hunter: A Conversation with Author Donald E. Westlake
  • Closed Captioned


Porter (Mel Gibson) is pulled into a heist by his old friend, Val (Brian De Palma regular, Gregg Henry). As they're stealing $130,000 in laundered drug money from Chinese Triads, no one is going to call the police. Everything goes smoothly until Porter's wife, Lynn (Deborah Kara Unger), shoots Porter in the back. After Val had shown Lynn a photo of Porter in the arms of another girl (Maria Bello), the two planned the double-cross together to pay off Val's mob debts so he could return to "The Syndicate." They didn't plan well enough, though, because five months later Porter's back, a complete sociopath who wants his $70,000. Brian Helgeland, the screenwriter for L.A. Confidential and Conspiracy Theory, makes his directing debut with this adaptation of the novel The Hunter by Donald E. Westlake writing under the pseudonym, Richard Stark. The same novel served as the basis for John Boorman's Point Blank starring Lee Marvin. ~ Chris Gore, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Mel Gibson
    Mel Gibson - Porter
  • Gregg Henry
    Gregg Henry - Val
  • Maria Bello
    Maria Bello - Rosie
  • Deborah Kara Unger
    Deborah Kara Unger - Lynn
  • David Paymer
    David Paymer - Stegman

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