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Brian Helgeland and John Myhre

"Payback" (also known as "Payback - La rivincita di Porter", "Porter", "Payback - Zahltag") is an Action/Comedy/Crime/Drama/Thriller film directed by Brian Helgeland & John Myhre, and written by Brian Helgeland (screenplay), released in the USA on February 05 of 1999 . Mel Gibson is starring, alongside Gregg Henry, Maria Bello, David Paymer, Bill Duke and Deborah Kara Unger.

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Who directed "Payback":

Payback was directed by Brian Helgeland and John Myhre.

Brian Helgeland is an American screenwriter, writer, producer, and director. After directing Payback, he directed A Knight's Tale, released in 2001, 42 (2013).

What was the release date of "Payback":

Payback was initially released on Friday, February 05, 1999, in the United States. Also released on this day were Endurance (dir. Bud Greenspan and Leslie Woodhead) and Simply Irresistible (dir. Mark Tarlov). This was twenty (20) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, March 26, 1999 in the United Kingdom; Wednesday, March 31, 1999 in France; Thursday, March 11, 1999 in Germany; Friday, February 26, 1999 in Italy; Friday, March 05, 1999 in Spain; Thursday, March 04, 1999 in Australia and on Saturday, May 15, 1999 in Japan.

What is the casting of "Payback":

At the casting of Payback we find Mel Gibson, previously seen in Lethal Weapon 4 (1998) and FairyTale: A True Story (1997); Gregg Henry (Star Trek: Insurrection (1998), Bodily Harm (1995)); Maria Bello (Permanent Midnight (1998)) [ more... ]

  • Deborah Kara Unger and David Paymer have both also be seen in The Hurricane, released in 1999.
  • David Paymer and Jack Conley can be seen in Get Shorty, released in 1995.
  • Jack Conley and Kris Kristofferson also appeared in Heaven's Gate, released in 1980.
  • Mel Gibson and Bill Duke can be seen in Bird on a Wire, released in 1990.

What is the Storyline of "Payback":

In a seedy basement, Porter (Mel Gibson) lies severely wounded with two gunshot wounds in his back. A whiskey drinking surgeon removes the bullets and Porter spends months healing.

He then begins tracking down Val Resnick (Gregg Henry), his former partner, and Lynn (Deborah Unger), his ex-wife, both of whom betrayed Porter and left him for dead following a $140,000 heist from the Chinese triads. After leaving Porter for dead, Val rejoined the Outfit, a powerful criminal organization, using $130,000 [...]

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