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Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)

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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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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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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Romeo Is Bleeding  »

Box Office

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$11,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$3,275,585 (USA)
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Trivia

The film's title is taken from a Tom Waits song. In the end credits he receives "special thanks" for its use. See more »

Goofs

As Jack is touching Mona for the first time, Mona is holding a cigarette in her right hand. The cigarette disappears in the next scene where Mona puts her arms around Jack. See more »

Quotes

Mona Demarkov: You can dig one grave or you can dig two.
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References Hud (1963) 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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22 April 2002 | by (Racine, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

The ultimate Gary Oldman Film Noir! If you want to see a great thriller that makes you sit on the edge of your seat with out being overly gory, check this movie out!

Big city cop in "It", up to here! Great story and cinematography! Excellent soundtrack, and the weirdest cop story I've ever seen. I have seen it, I don't know how many times, but I never tire of it.

Everyone does a fine job of acting and Lena Olin is one of the most lethal women in a movie I've ever seen. She should been cast as a killer in a "Bond" film by now.

Oldman is great with his New York accent, and makes you feel the pain he feels when he loses a toe, or should I say, when it's taken from him. I won't say how, but he's got some bad friends in low places.

It's a love story that gets all f***ed up. But what an incredible ride through the film. He's up and when he comes down, it's crash and burn all over the place.

Rent it, buy it, just see it. The DVD is here finally, wish there was a commentary on it, but that's how it goes. Ciao 4 now xoxox


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