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Cement (2000)

R | | Crime, Drama | 14 April 2000 (USA)
What's the bond between partners, between brothers, and between spouses? In L.A., Bill Holt handcuffs Sean Rickhart inside a rebar frame for a freeway pillar at a construction site; Bill's ... See full summary »

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What's the bond between partners, between brothers, and between spouses? In L.A., Bill Holt handcuffs Sean Rickhart inside a rebar frame for a freeway pillar at a construction site; Bill's going to bury Sean in quick-drying cement. Guided by the narration of Nin, Bill's coke-snorting partner, we go back and forth over the past 48 hours to find out what brings Bill and Sean to this deadly scene. Missing money, cops on the take, Sean's two brothers (one the leader of the mob, the other a camera-carrying simpleton), Bill's wife, dead young police officers, infidelity, and Bill and Nin's partnership make a mix as volatile and unstable as the cement is solid and immobile. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rival gangs, a beautiful woman, stolen cash. A dangerous mix. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for strong violence, language, drug use and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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14 April 2000 (USA)  »

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Cement - Fino all'ultimo colpo  »

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$1,700,000 (estimated)
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The film is dedicated to the memory of Leo Penn. See more »

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Sean Rickhart: [to Danny] Finish him up, I want a little trim.
Mo: You want a little trim? Probably you didn't wash your dick yet.
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References Profit (1996) See more »

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Gimme a Pigfoot
Written by Wesley Sox Wilson
Performed by Joe Ely and The Impeachments
Published by MCA Northern Music
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Overwrought But Engrossing
17 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

Not a bad Bad Cop Movie. It is a rather deep excursion exploring the immoral Minds of fallen Law Enforcement Officers trapped in an Underworld of Corruption, Maniacs, Drug and Alcohol Abusers, and to add even more Deviltry, the proverbial Femme Fatale.

This is an overwrought and disjointed Neo-Noir that has some really riveting Scenes but it's undercurrent is undercut by some rather Wordy Dialog and sloppy Montage. It starts out with Flashbacks clearly time stamped but this clarity is quickly abandon and these happen rapidly and at random. This lends itself to unneeded confusion in an already top-heavy amount of Characters and undeveloped situations.

There is some good Acting that at times approaches mimicry of Stereotype, but overall these are engaging Thugs and Cops. It has some good Atmospheric touches and is shot in an appropriately dim and gloomy Style. It is quite engrossing but is hampered somewhat by a rapid pace, too many participants and could have used more exposition.


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