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For Which He Stands (1996)

A Las Vegas casino owner, after an unwanted clash with a Colombian crime family member, becomes deeply engaged with several unsavory groups in his attempt to achieve safety for him and his family. Based upon actual incidents.

Director:

Nelson McCormick

Writer:

Gianni Russo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Forsythe ... Johnny Rochetti
Maria Conchita Alonso ... Theresa Rochetti
Robert Davi ... Carlito Escalara
Ernie Hudson ... DEA Agent Baxter
John Ashton ... District Attorney
Robert Costanzo ... Izzy
Robert Miranda Robert Miranda ... Johnny's Lawyer
Ed Lauter ... Gaming Commission Chairman
Tony Denison ... Vinnie Grosso (as Anthony John Denison)
Ed McMahon ... Governor
José Zúñiga ... Jose
Lou Casal Lou Casal ... Slick
Barry Levine Barry Levine ... Bones
Anna Marie Berard Anna Marie Berard ... Jenny Rochetti
Jillian Berard Jillian Berard ... Young Jenny
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A Las Vegas casino owner, after an unwanted clash with a Colombian crime family member, becomes deeply engaged with several unsavory groups in his attempt to achieve safety for him and his family. Based upon actual incidents.

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To save his family he'll risk losing everything. Fame, fortune, his life... even his soul.

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Antimetopos me ti mafia See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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Production Co:

Vegas Story See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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One man's fight with, for, and against justice
12 December 2000 | by rsoonsaSee all my reviews

Based upon actual incidents, this is a very romantic and cliché-burdened tale of a man struggling to correct a situation that will bring danger to his wife and child. A Las Vegas casino owner, after an unwanted clash with a Colombian crime family member, becomes deeply engaged with several unsavory groups in his attempt to achieve safety for him and his family. Despite Homeric efforts, the protagonist, played effectively by William Forsythe, is not allowed to find the support he craves, and must eventually broach the powers of evil. The film is amply dark in its nature; unfortunately, the video itself is rather murky and the sound at times is muffled. Since there is obviously a large measure of cutting, much development of characters and scenes is starkly missing. Director Nelson McCormick does not seem to provide a point of view. Despite these flaws, some scenes are very good indeed, thanks principally to Forsythe's performance, for which he obviously prepared. Although it almost seems as if the script uses every available bromide concerning organized criminal behavior, the film's energy comes clearly through to the viewer. This may only be recommended for fans of William Forsythe; they will undoubtedly find much to enjoy.


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