What You Need To Know:
(NA, LLL, VVV, NNN, A, D) Pagan worldview featuring revenge & criminal activity; 44 obscenities, 8 profanities & 11 vulgarities; numerous fights, severe & graphic beatings, & bloody shootings; frequent female nudity in topless club; alcohol use; and, drug use & drug transactions.
The movie KISS OF DEATH may not be great entertainment, but it should serve nicely as a primer for gang members desirous of learning the ropes of delinquency. David Caruso, of NYPD BLUE fame, is drawn in by his not-so-smart cousin who works for Nicolas Cage in the auto theft and chop-shop industry. Before long, Caruso is headed to prison. Three years later, with his debt to society paid and his wife dead from a car accident, Caruso comes out of prison without really being free. Before he can recover his young daughter from a foster home and assume his quiet life, the police threaten him into cooperating in an undercover sting operation. At first reluctant, he agrees after being informed of the mysterious circumstances of his wife’s death. What follows — wearing a bug, involvement in a murder and a corrupt local DA — is a twisted trail that becomes his road to redemption.
KISS OF DEATH is a violent movie, featuring bloody beatings and brain-splattering shootings. When Michael Rapaport’s character is beaten to death, his attackers first don rain suits to protect themselves from the spattering blood. Furthermore, women are treated as sex objects in a nude dance club, the acting is mostly bland and the dialogue is full of disgusting obscenities.