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Dark Discussions Podcast – Episode 536 – Ray Liotta Tribute: IDENTITY (2003)

The passing of Ray Liotta was most certainly unexpected.  He was sixty-seven years old and had been having a career rejuvenation with roles both in television and movies.  His meteoric rise to fame was the 1990 Martin Scorsese film GOODFELLAS.  Soon after he was one of Hollywood’s most recognizable names.  In 2003, award winning director James Mangold gave him a co-starring role in his film IDENTITY. 

When a group of travelers get caught in a torrential rainstorm in the remote area of Nevada, each lands up at a broken down motel to spend the night.  Unfortunately, an accident occurs leading to one person at deaths door.  To add to the drama, a police officer traveling with a violent murderer has to spend the night as well.  Unfortunately patrons begin to die making each wonder who is the culprit.

Besides Ray Liotta, the film stars John Cusack, Rebecca De Mornay, Amanda Peet, John Hawkes, John C. McGinley, Jake Busey, Alfred Molina, and Pruitt Taylor Vince.  IDENTITY, gaining great reviews on its initial release, has slowly grown a cult following with its many twists and turns.  Dark Discussions Podcast takes a look at the movie and pays tribute to acting great, Ray Liotta.

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