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Kiss of Death Details


A convict agrees to go undercover and gather evidence on a notorious crime lord in order to win an early release from prison in this tough, gritty crime drama. Much of the tension develops from the inner conflict of Jimmy Kilmartin (David Caruso), who feels torn between his desire to win freedom for the sake of his family and his belief in a code of honor that sees ratting on others as an unforgivable sin. His misgivings are compounded by fear when he learns that his target is to be the notorious Little Junior (Nicolas Cage), a violent eccentric with a hair-trigger temper. Luckily for the ex-con, Junior takes a shine to Jimmy, welcoming him into his inner circle. While this pleases the investigators, it means further trouble for Jimmy, who would undoubtedly be killed were his deception ever discovered. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi


David Caruso
as Jimmy Kilmartin
Samuel L. Jackson
as Calvin
Nicolas Cage
as Little Junior Brown
Helen Hunt
as Bev Kilmartin
Kathryn Erbe
as Rosie Kilmartin
Stanley Tucci
as Frank Zioli
Frank di Leo
as Big Junior's Friend
John Costelloe
as Cleary
Alex Stevens
as Convoy Drunk
Michael Rapaport
as Ronnie
Angel David
as J.J.
Hope Davis
as Junior's Girlfriend
James McCauley
as Cop Outside Bar
Philip Baker Hall
as Big Junior Brown
Shiek Mahmud-Bey
as Federal Agent
Katie Sagona
as Corinna (4 Years Old)
Jason Andrews
as Johnny A.
Bernadette Penotti
as Molested Dancer
Tony Cucci
as Junior's Crew #1
Joe Pentangelo
as Riker's Security Officer
Kevin Corrigan
as Kid Selling Infinity
Richard Price
as City Clerk
Anne Meara
as Bev's Mother
Joe Lisi
as Agent at Bungalow
Lloyd Hollar
as Prison Chaplin
Ving Rhames
as Omar
Mark Hammer
as Judge
Anthony Heald
as Jack Gold, the Lawyer
Henry Yuk
as Chinese Restaurant Owner
Tom Riis Farrell
as EMS Supervisor
Michael Artura
as Emergency Room Cop


Barbet Schroeder
Barbet Schroeder
Susan Hoffman
Richard Price
Luciano Tovoli
Trevor Jones
Composer (Music Score)
Trevor Jones
Lee Percy
Mel Bourne
Production Designer
Richard Price
Chris Brigham
Associate Producer
Jack Baran
Executive Producer
Roberta J. Holinko
Set Designer
Les Lazarowitz
Sound/Sound Designer
Steve Kirshoff
Special Effects
Jack Baran
First Assistant Director
Paula Herold