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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 ... See full summary »

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

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When Jack shoots Lena in the large floor area, after discarding the weapon, the camera pans out and we see two cops atop the stairs just standing as if nothing took place. See more »

Quotes

Jack Grimaldi: So you're the big hoodlum? Personally, I don't see it.
Mona Demarkov: Keep lookin'.
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Excellent Modern Noir
23 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this film. Mostly for the acting, but the story line is compelling and you can feel for even the most rotten of people.

This story is a great callback to the Film Noirs of classical film times.

Gary Oldman does an incredible job, one of his best IMO, as the corrupt cop, Jack Grimaldi.

Lena Olin is one of the most deadly women on the planet...if you see her, run.

If all this isn't enough, GO is hot as anything in his role.

So rent it for that if you hate Noir but love Oldman.

Cheers and happy viewings.


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