PREPARE FOR THE END.
As the millennium approaches, the devil (Gabriel Byrne) comes to Earth looking for a woman who is the key to his kingdom; ex-cop Jericho Cane (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is on his trail. A traditional action movie for Arnold, but his character has more depth than usual. Jericho’s alcoholism and grief makes it harder for him to battle Satan, but Schwarzenegger is not really successful at conveying these emotions. Rod Steiger plays a priest (again) and Byrne must have taken lessons from Al Pacino at his hammiest, but the special effects are fun.
1999-U.S. 122 min. Color. Directed by Peter Hyams. Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger (Jericho Cane), Gabriel Byrne (The Man), Kevin Pollak (Chicago), Robin Tunney, CCH Pounder, Rod Steiger… Udo Kier.