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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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Paul Butler ...
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Victoria Bastel ...
Girl #1
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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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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

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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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THE BIG SWING
Written by Phil Marshall
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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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