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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:
Outrageously Entertaining! See more (86 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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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:
Continuity: Curtains inside/outside the window of the apartment building where the first (Dennis Farina) witness is staying.See more »
Quotes:
Jack Grimaldi:Maybe it was just his imagination, but whenever he'd pull up that plate, he'd hear a... sucking sound. It started out small, with the first 65 grand. And then it got bigger. Pretty soon it was the only thing he heard. Pretty soon, all he could think about was feeding the hole...See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
I KNOW BETTER NOWSee more »

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53 out of 64 people found the following review useful.
Outrageously Entertaining!, 13 October 2005
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

Probably everyone has one favorite movie that they consider "their own" because few, if any, of their friends share their admiration for it. Mine is this one. I just love this film.

It is only one out of over 5,000 movies have either rented or purchased that I watched back-to-back nights after seeing it for the first time. A dozen viewings later, It's still just as good, if not better. It is, start-to-finish, the most entertaining crime movie I have ever watched.

Being of fan of film noir, those wonderfully-narrated crime films of the '40s and '50s, Romeo Is Bleeding is right up my alley. I may be wrong but believe this whole film is simply a parody of the film noirs: an outrageous take on those movies with an over-the-top villain (Lena Olin, the most fascinating female I have ever come across on film), along with over-the-top characters, action scenes, dialog and narration. It's a wild, fun - albeit sick - ride, not to be taken seriously (which a lot of people did and then thought it was too goofy). Evidence of this film-noir spoof is in the dialog, with a number of fantastic dark-humor lines, many delivered by Olin. One has to see this a number of times to catch all the humor in here. Kudos to screenplay writer Hilary Henkin for her work.

Oldman is superb and its the glue that holds this unique story in tact. His narration, including the exaggerated inflection in his voice, is fantastic. I appreciate the American accent this British actor used, too. Olin, as Russian hit- woman Mona Demarkoff, she is one character I guarantee you will not ever forget. Roy Scheider, Annabella Sciorra, Juliette Lewis, Michael Wincott and others - cameos by Dennis Farina and Ron Perlman - all deliver great performances with lines that, well,....as I said, are outrageous.

If you love the old film noirs, please check this movie out and remember it's tongue-and-cheek.

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