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A world-weary police detective who fails to stop a fast-food restaurant massacre struggles to regain his departmental reputation, public image and self-worth.

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Ray Pluto
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Dr. Ann Beamer
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Juan Benitez
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Lt. Spigot
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Chick Dimitri
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Cletis
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Duke
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Jerry Cubbins
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Jo Jo
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Ping Pong
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Ricky Lapinski
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Ray Pluto is a detective with a problem due to the loss of his wife and daughter. One day, he is in a fast food place, and due to a pain in his back, he is not able to avoid a mass murderer of six people. A young boy uses his gun and kills the killer. He becomes a loser in the eyes of the police force and public opinion, and his partner convinces him to have a session with the chiropractor Dr. Ann Beamer. A complicated romance between them grows. Meanwhile, at least two other plots happen in the movie involving detective Pluto and other odd characters. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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

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3 August 2001 (Portugal)  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Denis and Elizabeth will be reunited in a film with an unsure title, DAWG or BAD BOY (2002). See more »

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At about 39 minutes into the movie, during the fishing scene when Juan holds up his "PAPI" necklace for Ray, Juan's hands change from left to right, then back to left again. See more »

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References Permanent Midnight (1998) See more »

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One of a kind
3 May 2015 | by (Hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

This is the brilliance of experience, smart writing, and classic cinematography; working in harmony in perfect story arc. If you are not for dark humor or you're the type looking for adolescent laughs, you should revisit this when you have a sleeper Sunday and a few more years of real life under your belt. For it's time it was an under rated treasure, and somehow despite being dated in continuity, the story holds up and delivers a timeless tale of 'in yo face' realness. In summation, this film is the bomb if you're not a sucker for regurgitated late night chuckles.

Give it a watch, and try not to expect the typical comedy.


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