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Homicide (1991)

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A Jewish homicide detective investigates a seemingly minor murder and falls in with a Zionist group as a result.

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Bobby Gold
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Tim Sullivan
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Lt. Senna
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Jilly Curran
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Frank
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Charlie Olcott
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Policeman Bob Gold has to capture a murderer that not even the FBI has been able to find. But before he can even start he is re-assigned to the murder of an old Jewish lady in a black area. The evidence points at a Jewish hate group and he discovers connections between them and his previous case. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Bob Gold is a cop. A good cop. But tonight, he will betray his friends, disgrace the force, and commit an act of violence because he believes it is the only right thing to do. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language and violence | See all certifications »

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28 August 1991 (France)  »

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A gyilkossági csoport  »

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$2,971,661 (USA)
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David Mamet's script began as an adaptation of his friend William J. Caunitz's novel 'Suspects', but the more Mamet wrote, the more his story diverged from the novel, until it ultimately became an original screenplay. See more »

Goofs

When Detective Gold discovers the photo behind the picture, in the picture is a Hebrew sign referring to a road being built by the Labor Federation's (haHistadrut) Solel Boneh division. In the sign it's misspelled "Vistadrut - Solel Bono". See more »

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The FBI couldn't find Joe Frazier in a bowl of rice.
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Give me Joe Mantegna and William H. Macy as partners and I'll guarantee that there will be a movie worth watching. Macy has been moving up the chain, and is brilliant here.

The whole issue of Jewish persecution is woven in the story, and Mantegna is conflicted because he is Jewish, but obviously not a practicing one. As things go, his Jewishness is challenged by the investigation. "You say you are a Jew, and you can't read Hebrew. What are you then?" He is finally confronted with the reality of hate and his role as a cop takes second place to his Jewishness.

It is about realizing that he is nowhere until he finds out who he really is. The language of the police is raw and brings everything out into the open. Detective Gold (Mantegna) doesn't find himself at the end of the film. He has a ways to go, but now he has a direction.


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