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

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$11,500,000 (estimated)

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$3,275,585 (USA)
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This film features a mob boss named Falcone. Batman Begins (2005) features a mob boss named Carmine Falcone. Gary Oldman appears in both films. See more »

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A lot is made in the film of the dates May 1 and December 1 being on a cycle of every six months, but the dates are not evenly spaced. December is seven months after May, leaving only five months until the next May 1. See more »

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Mona Demarkov: I don't want you to kill him, I just want you to bury him. If he dies in the process, that's his problem.
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Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

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IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMER TIME
Courtesy of Klavier Records International, Inc.
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You Can Dig One Grave, Or You Can Dig Two...
10 April 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of my favorite lines from "Romeo Is Bleeding," an overlooked tribute to film noir. Jack Grimaldi(Oldman)is a crooked cop that rats info to the mob about the whereabouts of mob witnesses. He is also a louse of a husband, cheating on his wife(Sciorra)with a waitress (Lewis). Life, in his view, is good, especially when he gets the money from the mob, which he uses "To feed the hole" in his backyard. Then, one day, his life slowly goes on a descent to hell when he is assigned to watch over the deliciously wicked Mona(Lena Olin, who should have gotten an Oscar nod for this performance). Mona makes a proposition to Jack: Help her fake her death and he will be paid VERY well. The problem is that the mob, led by Roy Scheider, wants Jack to wipe her out, or they will wipe him out. What happens to the characters in this film is what makes this a very intense film. The scenes between Olin and Oldman are hot enough to burn a hole in your television screen. This is a must see film that you have to have in your collection.


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