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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
J.J. Johnston ...
Jilly Curran
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Frank
Lionel Mark Smith ...
Charlie Olcott
Roberta Custer ...
Cathy Bates
Charles Stransky ...
Doug Brown
Bernard Gray ...
James
Paul Butler ...
Commissioner Walker
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Walter B. Wells
Louis Murray ...
Mr. Patterson
Christopher Kaldor ...
Desk Sergeant
Linda Kimbrough ...
Sgt. Green
Robin Spielberg ...
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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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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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28 August 1991 (France)  »

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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 »

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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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Tim Sullivan: If he had any self respect, he'd work for a living.
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Well connected, very good and very realistic
15 July 2011 | by (São Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Here's a superb dramatic thriller with a very realistic focus on issues like racism, cultural and religious intolerance, and the raw side of being a policeman.

In "Homicide" Joe Mantegna plays Bobby Gold, an detective over so many pressures, already on the run trying to find a cop killer (Ving Rhames) when he's called to take over a homicide case, the murder of a Jewish lady in what appears to be a robbery in her shop in a poor neighborhood. Since he was the first detective at the crime scene and the one who reported the incident, he's told by his bosses to forget about the other case and keep working on this one; besides these facts he's also Jewish but a non practicant one. As one of those strange twists of fate, the reluctant Bobby will confront himself in his own way of thinking about his religion which he always neglected for seeing himself as part of something weak; and he also enters in conflict with his self and his views of his work during the course of both investigations, which affects his whole way of seeing things how they really are.

Writer and director David Mamet manages to skillfully pull the strings of so many backgrounds and worlds without downplaying situations or disappointing the viewers. Everything works in a perfect tense mood; the pieces are well connected and the ability of surprising the audience is incredibly well done but it only works if the viewers fully understand the movie's premise and the real message behind the case rather than only paying attention to the investigations and the action scenes. One of my favorite scenes is the one where Bobby meets a Rabbi who fears more of his badge than his gun, and he reveals what Bobby really is, in being born as Jew but who can't read words in Hebrew; the turning point for the detective to see what he really is.

Mantegna comes with one of his best performances as the hard working detective who at the end of the film realizes how insignificant his instincts were, since he end up betrayed by himself for not seeing that the whole piece missing in this crime puzzle was already in front of him. Also here with a great performance is William H. Macy, playing Mantegna's tough partner. There's so much to be said about "Homicide" but it's better not or I'll spoil the amazing surprises this movie has. 10/10


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