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Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)

A womanizing, crooked cop on the payroll of the mafia is confronted with the reality of his double life after he is asked to kill a beautiful and ruthless Russian gangster.

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Wallace Wood ...
Waiter
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Martie
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John
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Joey
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Sal
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William Duff-Griffin ...
Paddy
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Cage
Paul Butler ...
Skouras
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Malacci
Victoria Bastel ...
Girl #1
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Detective Jack Grimaldi (Gary Oldman) takes us through his shattered life after encountering the most deadly (and deceptive) criminal he has ever had to deal with. It doesn't help that Grimladi is playing both sides against the middle. When he encounters Demarkov (Lena Olin) he thinks he can play her as he has all the other women in his life...including his wife. But Demarkov knows Jack better than he knows himself. She plays him mercilessly, all the while threatening to kill him when she tires of the game. Written by Jonny_B_Lately

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The story of a cop who wanted it bad and got it worse.


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Rated R for strong violence, language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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4 February 1994 (USA)  »

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Doble juego  »

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$11,500,000 (estimated)

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$3,275,585 (USA)
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Trivia

Ellen Barkin bowed out of this project because she was pregnant. See more »

Goofs

When Jack is talking with Natalie in their living-room, reflected behind him you can see a technician passing by. See more »

Quotes

Jack Grimaldi: You don't own love. Love owns you.
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Connections

Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 18 March 2015 (2015) See more »

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BIRD ALONE
Written and Performed by Abbey Lincoln
(c) 1990 Moseka Music, administered by Howe Sound Music
Courtesy of PolyGram S.A. France
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Terrific Movie!
19 July 2002 | by (Farmington Hills, MI) – See all my reviews

I happened to stumble on this one night. What a mesmerizing movie! Gary Oldman is terrific as a corrupt Detective. You get the feeling from this guy that he was probably once a young, idealistic, honest cop, who has just been slowly manipulated, and seduced by the seaminess, the money, the sex, the despair.

How this guy could stray from Annabella Sciorra is beyond me, but that's another story.

What you see is this guy's whole life crumble down around him, due to his poor choices, his dishonesty, and his inability to control his cravings. Just about everything that could go wrong does, and his entire life, everything he thought he was working for, virtually blows up in his face.

To finally see, and realize all he's lost is played out very well by Oldman. A very well-done, well-acted film.


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