Occasional graphic violence, Frequent coarse language
|Actors:||Gary Oldman, Ed Harris, John Turturro, Sean Penn, John C. Reilly, Burgess Meredith, Joe Viterelli, Robin Wright|
There's a dark side to Manhattan noted for its crime, hardened drinking and brawling. Its Irish and Mafia community call it home, but to anyboby else it's Hell's Kitchen. Having been away for several years, Terry Noonan (Sean Penn) is reunited with his gangland friends, the ruthless Jackie Flannery (Gary Oldman) and his brother Frankie (Ed Harris), the Kitchen's most powerful racketeer. Terry grew up in Hell's Kitchen, he's streetwise and knows the rules.
But returning as an undercover cop to the squalor of his childhood haunts leads him deep into a dark underworld of deceit, corruption, betrayal and murder. He's been assigned to put Frankie Flannery out of business forever and if he makes one false move he won't even live to regret it. Complete with stylistic borrowings from Coppola and Scorsese, Phil Joanou's State of Grace is a powerful underworld thriller.