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Now that Bruce Willis has been revealed to be suffering from aphasia, his performances in the myriad of direct-to-DVD bangers have to be looked at with fresh eyes. After being accused time and again that he simply lost interest in acting, the «Die Hard» star actually gave in to all the cheaply cranked-down action junk just to give himself and his family the greatest possible financial cushion before he is no longer able to do his job because of the illness that limits his ability to speak.
Of course, that doesn’t make the films any better, it just puts Bruce Willis’ involvement in a new light. » Reprisal — Take what belongs to you «, which celebrates its free TV premiere on Tele 5 on April 21, 2022 at 8.15 p.m. , but unfortunately we cannot recommend it to you for two reasons: Firstly, the action Thriller just didn’t work out (more on that in a moment) and on the other hand today’s TV broadcast was cut. If you want to see the film without cuts, you can get it uncut on Blu-ray or DVD from Amazon for a small thaler or you can watch the uncut rerun on TV, which, however, will only be shown tomorrow morning from 2 a.m.
» «Reprisal» on Blu-ray and DVD at Amazon *
That’s what «Reprisal» is about
Jacob ( Frank Grillo ) is a bank manager and leads a happy and tranquil family life together with his wife Christina and his daughter Sophia, who has diabetes. When the bank robber Gabriel ( Jonathon Schaech ) is shot dead in cold blood during a robbery in front of Jacob, the father of the family is severely traumatized and becomes addicted to alcohol.
While the police are in the dark about their investigation, Jacob does his own research with the help of his neighbor James ( Bruce Willis ), a former cop. He soon suspects where the robber will probably strike next — and cause another bloodbath. The hobby investigators almost manage to prevent the robbery, but then Gabriel takes Jacob’s wife and daughter hostage…
Reprisal — Take What’s Yours! Trailer DF