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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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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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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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We can see Mona's real arm under her blouse when she walks away from the roses toward Jack who is on the bed. See more »

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Jack Grimaldi: You ever seen a ghost? There's this guy. Comes in here. Every May 1st. Every May 1st, every December 1st. Like clock work. What's he want? Well, frankly, I ain't exactly sure. He had the strangest story to tell. He left this here and I keep it for him. How do I know he'll be back? What's that? A woman was involved? Hm, just fits. I was married once myself. Beautiful girl. By the way my name is Jim Daurighty. I run this place. His name? Sure. His name is Jack Grimaldi. Hey, there he is now!
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Referenced in Free Enterprise (1998) See more »

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THE BIG SWING
Written by Phil Marshall
Courtesy of Slash Back Music
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One of a kind.
28 December 2009 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

If you're looking for realism and seriousness don't watch it. Always complaining and whining about over-acting don't watch this. Go see Abel Ferrara's Bad Lieutenant instead if you can handle the realism in that movie at least, has a bit of over-acting too though.

Gary Oldman, Lena Olin and Roy Scheider are absolutely brilliant and super-cool in this movie.

Beautiful entertaining piece of artwork. Extremely violent and very sexy.

I've read a few negative reviews about this movie. I suppose those people can't relate to this. Maybe they never crossed a line that shouldn't be crossed and never as a result of this experienced the inescapable downward spiral leading straight to oblivion. Lucky them.


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