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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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Rated R for strong violence, language, drug use and some sexuality | See all certifications »




Release Date:

14 April 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cement - Fino all'ultimo colpo  »

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$1,700,000 (estimated)

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The character played by Gregory Jbara watches an episode of the cult TV series Profit (1996), which stars "Cement" director Adrian Pasdar. See more »


Nin: I'm talking to Truman, you know as I said, and uh... you know he's telling me to ask you, uh... you know, how'd ya count it?
Bill Holt: [furious] How'd I count it? I checked it three times. Like I always check it.
Nin: Don't... I'm just telling you what he s...
Bill Holt: You sit on this fucking chair, and you're gonna look me dead in the eye...
Nin: Look, calm down...
Bill Holt: [yells] And you're gonna fucking ask me how I counted it! You shut your fuckin' mouth, motherfucker, or I'll take your goddam head right off your fuckin' body, ...
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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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