The first six years had groundbreaking work from some of the greatest filmmakers in cinema history. The first half also contained the premier work from the majority of the independent filmmakers who will take us deep into the next century.
Writer/director James Mangold obviously didn’t want to take any chances, so not only is Stallone’s Freddy Heflin, the sheriff of a small New Jersey town populated by crooked New York cops, a badge-wearing slug, but he’s also deaf in one ear.
The best thing about the movie is John Leguizamo as the Clown/Violator. As he carts around 20-30 lbs. of foam-rubber costume, crouched over to look about five feet tall and wide, and making it look natural, he gets to spew the best one-liners of the movie.