Homicide (1991)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  28 August 1991 (France)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bobby Gold
Tim Sullivan
Lt. Senna
J.J. Johnston ...
Jilly Curran
Lionel Mark Smith ...
Charlie Olcott
Roberta Custer ...
Cathy Bates
Charles Stransky ...
Doug Brown
Bernard Gray ...
Commissioner Walker
Walter B. Wells
Louis Murray ...
Mr. Patterson
Christopher Kaldor ...
Desk Sergeant
Linda Kimbrough ...
Sgt. Green
Robin Spielberg ...
Records Officer


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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Detective Robert Gold. Whatever he chooses to do is going to be wrong. He still has to make a choice. See more »


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Rated R for language and violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 August 1991 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A gyilkossági csoport  »

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$2,971,661 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The picture was entered into and selected to screen in competition at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival where the movie was the Opening Night Film. See more »


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 »


Randolph: Don't die with a lie on your lips, man.
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Referenced in Magnolia (1999) See more »

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Depth of character in an action film
16 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

While this picture could compare favorably with many of its type for nothing more than its use of action, suspense and realistic details regarding police work, it goes significantly further and becomes a character study of a man searching for an identity. A conscientious, no-nonsense detective, Gold has never become involved in his work to the extent that it has made him question his values, let alone his reason for existing. Without the point being forced upon us, we see a character with (seemingly) no home, no friends, no social activities: a decent man who has not connected with anything meaningful in life until circumstances force him to make significant choices.

Especially challenging to the viewer is the deliberately ambiguous ending in which there is reason to believe that Gold could choose either of the major alternatives available to him. He looks and feels like an outsider in the precinct. He now identifies with the Jew as an outsider. Could it be that he is actually considering.....?

See this provocative picture, and decide for yourself. Excellent performances and direction throughout.

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