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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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Storyline

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

According to Bon Jovi's "100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can't be Wrong" Collection, Jon Bon Jovi mentioned in the confession book that he wrote the song, "Always" for this film. He didn't like the movie so he exercised his right to pull it from the film. Later, the song became Bon Jovi's biggest selling single at the time. The song never did appear in the soundtrack or the film. Jon does not consider the song a love song. He refers to it's narrator as "one screw-less Looney Toon". See more »

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When Jack and Natalie enter their kitchen near the beginning of the film, there is a large cloud of cigarette smoke in the air; in the next shot, the smoke is gone and Natalie is just lighting a cigarette. See more »

Quotes

Jack Grimaldi: I try to stop thinking. Try to get my head straight. If I could just get my head straight... then everything would be all right.
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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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I KNOW BETTER NOW
Written and Performed by A.J. Croce
Published by Croce Publishing, administered by Lefrak-Moelis Music
Courtesy of Private Music
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Yet Another Great Performance
14 July 1999 | by (Northeastern USA) – See all my reviews

Romeo is Bleeding is a tale of a fallen man. And, portraying this fallen man, is possibly the world's finest actor -

Gary Oldman.

He lives the story of a bad cop, turned worse, with no chance for redemption.

Nobody does it better. Lena Olin is wonderful, too, as the psychotic hit-woman who leads Oldman's Jack Grimaldi down the trail to Hell.

The combination of a faboulous story-line, and acting like this, should've garnered much more attention than it did.

A wonderful film with spectacular acting.


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