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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:
May 1st - December 1st See more (88 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 .... Re-Recording by
Ossama Khuluki .... foley artist
Kimberly Ellen Lowe .... dialogue editor (as Kimberly Lowe Voigt)
Walter Murch .... Re-Recording by: Skywalker Sound (as Walter Murch A.C.E.)
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
 
Location Management
Joseph E. Iberti .... location manager
Isabelle Kostic Crosley .... location 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
Jasmine Kosovic .... assistant production coordinator
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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Did You Know?

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:
Continuity: As Jack is touching Mona for the first time, Mona is holding a cigarette in her right hand. The cigarette disappears in the next scene where Mona puts her arms around Jack.See more »
Quotes:
Mona Demarkov:I don't want you to kill him, I just want you to bury him. If he dies in the process, that's his problem.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008)See more »
Soundtrack:
I KNOW BETTER NOWSee more »

FAQ

What exactly happens to Mona's arm?
How does Jack get away with killing Mona in cold blood in front of a bunch of cops?
What happens to Natalie?
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39 out of 51 people found the following review useful.
May 1st - December 1st, 22 April 2002
Author: cheewawa-1 (cheewawa@core.com) from Racine, Wisconsin

The ultimate Gary Oldman Film Noir! If you want to see a great thriller that makes you sit on the edge of your seat with out being overly gory, check this movie out!

Big city cop in "It", up to here! Great story and cinematography! Excellent soundtrack, and the weirdest cop story I've ever seen. I have seen it, I don't know how many times, but I never tire of it.

Everyone does a fine job of acting and Lena Olin is one of the most lethal women in a movie I've ever seen. She should been cast as a killer in a "Bond" film by now.

Oldman is great with his New York accent, and makes you feel the pain he feels when he loses a toe, or should I say, when it's taken from him. I won't say how, but he's got some bad friends in low places.

It's a love story that gets all f***ed up. But what an incredible ride through the film. He's up and when he comes down, it's crash and burn all over the place.

Rent it, buy it, just see it. The DVD is here finally, wish there was a commentary on it, but that's how it goes. Ciao 4 now xoxox

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