Released between two of his most wildly successful films, OUT OF SIGHT (1998) and ERIN BROCKOVICH (2000), Steven Soderbergh’s moody neo-noir thriller THE LIMEY remains one of the director’s most criminally underseen gems.
British ex-con Wilson (a simmering Terence Stamp) travels to Los Angeles searching for answers surrounding the death of his daughter, Jenny (Australia’s Melissa George). Written off as an accident by the police, Wilson believes none of it and sets his sights on her one-time paramour, music producer Terry Valentine (a sublimely sleazy Peter Fonda) and his skeezy fixer, the brilliant Barry Newman (VANISHING POINT) as persons of interest. Propelled on an increasingly brutal search for the truth, Wilson traverses the seedy underbelly of the City Of Angels hellbent on revenge with the help of ex-con, Ed (Luis Guzmán) and washed up actress, Elaine (Lesley Ann Warren) but is Valentine really the man responsible or is the guilty party hiding closer to home?
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: Lesley Ann Warren; Luis Guzman; Peter Fonda; Terence Stamp