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The Vault: The Limey (1999)

Much like when Pam Grier and Robert Forster were casted as an extension of their life-long roles in Jackie Brown Terence Stamp and Peter Fonda dust off their counterculture roles again for Steven Soderbergh's The Limey.

Terry Valentine (Fonda) is a record producer, and an aging lothario who, "took the whole '60s Southern California zeitgeist and ran with it." Sadly what he ran with it into was a wall. In his efforts to keep making vast amounts of profit dealing drugs, he separated himself from the venture altogether. But when Wilson's daughter threatens to make that link between Valentine and the drugs, he kills her.

When we first meet Wilson (Stamp) he is flying to Los Angeles, he has only been out of prison for a short time but after this he doesn't care if he goes back for life. Wilson has just found out that his daughter has died. Wilson is angry and Wilson wants revenge.  There is a scene in The Limey where after doing some tough talking four guys rough up Wilson and throw him outside. Wilson immediately shakes himself off goes back in kills three of them and lets the fourth one live to tell Valentine, "I'm coming for him...Im fucking coming!"

Stamp isn't an invincible action movie cliche rather a hardened man that lucks out against a cast of aging hipsters who thought they would never age. Definitely one of Soderbergh's more fun films (better than the Ocean's Series) if you ask me.

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