Father's Day - A good day to die for

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German title Father's Day - A good day to die for
Original title Underworld
Country of production United States
original language English
Publishing year 1996
length 92 minutes
Director Roger Christian
script Larry Bishop
production Mark Amin , Abra Edelman , Michael Strange , Robert Vince , William Vince
music Anthony Marinelli
camera Steven Bernstein
cut Robin Russell

Father's Day - A good day to die ( Underworld is) an American thriller comedy by Roger Christian from the year 1996 .


Johnny Crown spent seven years in prison where he was studying psychology. After his release, he wants to find criminals who killed his father and are taking revenge on Father's Day. His friend Frank Gavilan accompanies him. It comes to a showdown in which four people shoot at a different person at the same time.


Anita Gates wrote in the New York Times on May 9, 1997 that the film was a "bloody psychological thriller" that wants to be Pulp Fiction and shows how "brilliant" Pulp Fiction was. In this film, good actors in the main roles would endeavor to give credibility to the characters embodied in spite of the "strange" lines of dialogue. This succeeds in the "admirable" part. The "dark" style is "effective".

The magazine TV direkt 10/2007 marked the film as one of the "weak films" and advised to switch.


The film was shot in Vancouver . It had its world premiere in June 1996 at the Italian Festival Internazionale del Giallo e del Mistro Cinema Televisione Letteratura ( MystFest ), in which it took part in the competition in the category Best Film . On October 10, 1996, he was presented at the Austin Film Festival .


  1. Criticism from Anita Gates  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Dead Link / movies2.nytimes.com  
  2. TV direkt 10/2007, page 78
  3. Filming locations for Underworld
  4. ^ Film awards for Underworld
  5. Underworld premiere dates

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