It was flawed but I enjoyed it well enough as sort of an urban gangster time capsule. All the locations are genuine NYC and not Toronto doubles, which is what I liked. And the subways were real. I recognized one of the exits in the Times Square subway station, so that was neat. I mean, I live here and all, but it's nice to see the old dirty side of the city portrayed in a movie from 18 years ago. ...I don't know what's so "nice" about it, but you know what I mean. (I really do need to rewatch those Charles Bronson movies.)
Anyway, the real reason why this movie was in my Netflix queue is because Steve Buscemi has a cameo. Well, it turned out to be a cameo because after about the first ten minutes of being in Walken's gang, he just completely disappeared. Darn. (Oh, and speaking of cameos, it took a lot of blinking to realize that Pete Hamill was in it for a couple minutes -- as himself.)
Steve Buscemi played a dude named Test Tube who...did...some chemical stuff to cocaine, or something. I have no idea what he was doing. But he was adorable in his glasses and Run-D.M.C. fedora and black outfit. Also? He said the word.... "Copasetic." I swear, my heart turned a somersault when he said that, you have NO idea.
So here, have screencaps!
He's got some Hawaiian Punch...and some Alka-Seltzer...
Uh oh. He seems to be upset.
Busting a cap in someone's ass.