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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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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

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 »

Quotes

Sheri: You know what the best part about making it with a cop is?
Jack Grimaldi: No.
Sheri: You got two guns. One for me and one for them.
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IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMER TIME
Courtesy of Klavier Records International, Inc.
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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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