Cody Jarrett is the sadistic leader of a ruthless gang of thieves. Afflicted by terrible headaches and fiercely devoted to his 'Ma,' Cody is a volatile, violent, and eccentric leader. Cody's top henchman wants to lead the gang and attempts to have an 'accident' happen to Cody, while he is running the gang from in jail. But Cody is saved by an undercover cop, who thereby befriends him and infiltrates the gang. Finally, the stage is set for Cody's ultimate betrayal and downfall, during a big heist at a chemical plant. Written by
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
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Madonna's song "White Heat", off of her 1986 album "True Blue" used this film as a backdrop, with some lines from the film used throughout the song. See more
In the opening railroad heist, there is a shot of a man jumping down from a tunnel portal onto the train. When he lands the mats used to break his fall can be clearly seen. See more
I told you to keep away from that radio. If that battery is dead it'll have company.
Referenced in Nyarlathotep
Five O'Clock Whistle
Music by Josef Myrow
, Kim Gannon
& Gene Irwin
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