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Romeo Is Bleeding -- Sgt. Jack Grimaldi is a cop who wanted it bad and got it worse - he's fueled by desire.  A veteran cop on loan to the Organized Crime Task Force, Jack watches other people for a living, but he is about to become the one who is watched.
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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Hilary Henkin (written by)
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Release Date:
4 February 1994 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The story of a cop who wanted it bad and got it worse.
Plot:
Detective Jack Grimaldi (Gary Oldman) takes us through his shattered life after encountering the most... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One of my favorite films of the 1990s See more (84 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gary Oldman ... Jack Grimaldi
Wallace Wood ... Waiter

Juliette Lewis ... Sheri

David Proval ... Scully

Will Patton ... Martie

Gene Canfield ... John

Larry Joshua ... Joey

Michael Wincott ... Sal

Lena Olin ... Mona Demarkov
William Duff-Griffin ... Paddy

James Cromwell ... Cage
Paul Butler ... Skouras

Annabella Sciorra ... Natalie Grimaldi

Tony Sirico ... Malacci
Victoria Bastel ... Girl #1
Katrina Rae ... Girl #2
Joe Paparone ... Ginny
Owen Hollander ... Stan

Neal Jones ... Clerk

Roy Scheider ... Don Falcone

James Murtaugh ... Priest
Gary Hope ... Driver
Americo Mongiello ... Man #1
James Mongiello ... Man #2

Ron Perlman ... Jack's Attorney
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ron Faber ... Hotel Manager (uncredited)

Dennis Farina ... Nick Gazzara (uncredited)

Michael Lepre ... Mob Guard #1 (uncredited)

Pete Macnamara ... Mob Guard (uncredited)

Jay Patterson ... Mona's Lawyer (uncredited)

Stephen Tobolowsky ... District Attorney (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Medak 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Hilary Henkin (written by)

Produced by
Tim Bevan .... executive producer
Eric Fellner .... executive producer
Michael Flynn .... co-producer
Hilary Henkin .... producer
Paul Webster .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Isham 
 
Cinematography by
Dariusz Wolski 
 
Film Editing by
Walter Murch 
 
Casting by
Bonnie Timmermann 
 
Production Design by
Stuart Wurtzel 
 
Art Direction by
W. Steven Graham 
 
Set Decoration by
Beth A. Rubino 
 
Costume Design by
Aude Bronson-Howard 
 
Makeup Department
Richard Alonzo .... special makeup effects artist
Kathryn Bihr .... makeup artist
Neal Martz .... special makeup department head
Bernadette Mazur .... makeup artist: Ms Sciorra
Andrea Miller .... makeup artist: Ms Olin
Hiram Ortiz .... hair stylist
Aaron F. Quarles .... hair stylist
Linda Kay Rendina .... makeup artist
Ronnie Specter .... makeup artist: Ms Olin
Todd Kleitsch .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Carl Clifford .... unit production manager
Leslie A. Leitner .... post-production supervisor
Michelle Morrissey .... assistant production manager (as Michelle Weinberg)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael DeCasper .... second assistant director
Mark McGann .... first assistant director
Juan Ros .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
David H. Allen .... assistant property master
Tommy Allen .... property master
Michael L. Benson .... set dresser
Claudette Didul .... assistant set decorator
Anthony Dunne .... construction coordinator
Jerry Kadar .... set dresser
Jessica Lanier .... assistant set decorator
Michael Leather .... set dresser
Jacqueline Arnot .... set dresser (uncredited)
Byron K. Lovelace .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Gary Alper .... sound mixer
G.W. Brown .... supervising adr editor
Dane A. Davis .... supervising sound editor
Tommy Goodwin .... adr mixer
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer
Walter Gorey .... boom operator
Tom Hammond .... foley editor
Catherine Harper .... foley artist
Matthew Iadarola .... sound re-recordist
Ossama Khuluki .... foley artist
Kimberly Ellen Lowe .... dialogue editor (as Kimberly Lowe Voigt)
Walter Murch .... sound re-recordist
John Rotondi .... sound engineer: Y4
Steve F.B. Smith .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Todd Toon .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Mark Berg .... special effects
Wilfred Caban .... special effects foreman
Steven Kirshoff .... special effects
 
Stunts
Norman Douglass .... stunts
Jery Hewitt .... stunt coordinator
Janet Paparazzo .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert M. Andres .... key grip
Jeremy Knaster .... electrician
Jim McConkey .... Steadicam operator
Bill O'Leary .... gaffer
Phil Oetiker .... camera operator
Charles Quinlivan .... grip
Susan Starr .... assistant camera
Donald Sweeney .... aerial photographer
Robert Vuolo .... electrician
Paul Wachter .... best boy grip
Lamont Crawford .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mark Burchard .... wardrobe supervisor: men
David C. Robinson .... associate costume designer
Laura Jean Shannon .... costume production assistant
Susan J. Wright .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Jeff Etcher .... assistant editor
Joanna Lovinger .... post-production assistant
 
Music Department
Thomas A. Carlson .... music editor
Stephen Krause .... scoring mixer
Richard McIlvery .... scoring stage manager
William Pearson .... music engineer (as Bill Pearson)
 
Other crew
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot
Christie Colliopoulos .... assistant: Ms. Sciorra
Asher Garfinkel .... assistant to producer
Michele Giordano .... production coordinator
Joseph E. Iberti .... location manager
Jasmine Kosovic .... assistant production coordinator
Isabelle Kostic Crosley .... location assistant
Tim Monich .... dialect coach
Robin Squibb .... script supervisor
Allen Wolf .... production intern
 
Thanks
Tom Waits .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence, language and sexuality
Runtime:
100 min | Spain:104 min | Japan:110 min | Argentina:106 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA | Canada:R (video rating) | Germany:18 | Iceland:16 | Norway:18 (video premiere) | Portugal:M/18 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | Sweden:15 (video rating) | UK:18 | USA:R

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Trivia:
Gary Oldman stated in a 2012 interview that he headed immediately to the set of True Romance (1993) the day after wrapping on this film. The final scene was actually shot last, and he states that in the scene, he already has the "swagger" of his True Romance (1993) pimp character Drexl Spivey, prompting his then-girlfriend to suggest he do another take.See more »
Goofs:
Plot holes: When Jack shoots Lena in the large floor area, after discarding the weapon, the camera pans out and we see two cops atop the stairs just standing as if nothing took place.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004)See more »
Soundtrack:
IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMER TIMESee more »

FAQ

Is the story Falcone tells Jack about Robert Lowe and Louis Lepke accurate?
What special features are on the DVD?
What is the purpose of the flash-forward scene early in the film?
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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
One of my favorite films of the 1990s, 29 August 2009
Author: rferentz from United States

I had to comment because I simply can not believe all of the lower rating numbers this film has received; it's one of my very favorite films of the 1990s.

This film is not perfect, as stated by other people, Roy Schieder is terribly miscast (although I was more distracted by his obvious face-lift).

Otherwise, this film rocks. The rest of the cast is simply superb and I don't know how in the world Gary Oldman, Juliette Lewis, Annabella Sciorra and Lena Olin were not nominated for the Academy Award in their respective categories. Hilary Henkin has written a tight and compelling script and it's directed with sheer brilliance.

Gary Oldmaan is one of the best actors of his generation and nowhere is that comment more obvious than in his performance in this film. As Jack Grimaldi, his New York accent is spot-on. He creates a character which most people will recognize somewhere in his/her life and delivers it with such ease that you live Jack's life through this outstanding actor's performance. Juliette Lewis has never been better. Her performance is funny, touching and ultimately tragic. Annabella Sciorra is glorious as Jack's earth-mother wife. Everything about her performance rings true. But, it's impossible to even find words to describe Lena Olin's Mona Demarkoff. Wow! Beautiful, sexy, tough, cold-hearted, vicious and unrelenting. I'm impossible to ever forget her performance once you've seen it. I haven't seen this film in years, and I'm still upset that she didn't win the Academy Award and wasn't even nominated! When this film failed to get any nominations at all was the time I stopped watching the Oscars.

Rent it. You'll never forget it.

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