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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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When cops are on the take, betrayal is set in stone. See more »

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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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Originally, musician Charlie Robison was to play the main character, eventually played by Chris Penn. See more »

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Nin: The more fucked up things got, the more fucked up I got.
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Features Profit (1996) See more »

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Wildcat Shoes
Written by Adrian Pasdar and Anthony DeSando
Performed by Adrian Pasdar and The Impeachments
Published by Bobcat Productions
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Film Noire at its finest
20 December 2000 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

Bad cops, stoned cops, cheating girlfriends, oh my! I saw this film at the Houston International Film Festival and was completely blown away. Adrian Pasdar's directorial debut was one of the finest I've seen of the film noire genre. It was reminiscent of many evil-cop flicks of the 50s, with the lines between the police and the criminal element just a thin, gray blur. Chris Penn's bad cop routine was anything but cliched, though, and Jeffrey Wright was phenomenal as the drug-addicted partner/narrator. Complex characters, rich dialogue, and cutting-edge cinematography made the dark, twisted plot more fascinating. Keep an eye out for Pasdar's in-joke with clips of his short-lived FOX series `Profit'.


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