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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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Writer (WGA):
Hilary Henkin (written by)
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Release Date:
4 February 1994 (USA) See more »
The story of a cop who wanted it bad and got it worse.
Detective Jack Grimaldi (Gary Oldman) takes us through his shattered life after encountering the most... See more » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
You Can Dig One Grave, Or You Can Dig Two... See more (86 total) »


  (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
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
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
Tom Waits .... special thanks

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Rated R for strong violence, language and sexuality
100 min | Spain:104 min | Japan:110 min | Argentina:106 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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

Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: 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 »
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 Rewind This! (2013)See more »


What is the significance of Jack's dream?
What exactly happens to Mona's arm?
Why does the voice over switch from 3rd person to 1st person?
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23 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
You Can Dig One Grave, Or You Can Dig Two..., 10 April 2003
Author: domino1003 from United States

One of my favorite lines from "Romeo Is Bleeding," an overlooked tribute to film noir. Jack Grimaldi(Oldman)is a crooked cop that rats info to the mob about the whereabouts of mob witnesses. He is also a louse of a husband, cheating on his wife(Sciorra)with a waitress (Lewis). Life, in his view, is good, especially when he gets the money from the mob, which he uses "To feed the hole" in his backyard. Then, one day, his life slowly goes on a descent to hell when he is assigned to watch over the deliciously wicked Mona(Lena Olin, who should have gotten an Oscar nod for this performance). Mona makes a proposition to Jack: Help her fake her death and he will be paid VERY well. The problem is that the mob, led by Roy Scheider, wants Jack to wipe her out, or they will wipe him out. What happens to the characters in this film is what makes this a very intense film. The scenes between Olin and Oldman are hot enough to burn a hole in your television screen. This is a must see film that you have to have in your collection.

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