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Double Whammy (2001)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Pluto
Dr. Ann Beamer
Juan Benitez
Lt. Spigot
Chick Dimitri
Jerry Cubbins
Jo Jo
Ping Pong
Maribel Benitez
Millie Tirelli ...
Kevin Olson ...
Ricky Lapinski
Detective Janks


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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Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

3 August 2001 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

Bad Luck  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


During the initial wide shot of Ray waiting by the river for Ann, the end of the dolly track is visible. See more »


References Home Alone (1990) See more »

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3 September 2007 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Now let me start off by saying this film ever won't win any awards. That said, I did find it surprisingly enjoyable, especially after reading so many negative reviews. It is kind of a Tarantino lite, with an urban setting, quirky characters, cartoon violence, irregular dialogue and strange plot twists. If you are a fan of films with a traditional narrative, this is not the movie for you. However, if you are a fan of Denis Leary (not unlike Tommy Gavin here) and you are a fan of black comedy, you might like this. It's one of Decillo's lesser works, but it's still more charming than what you might find at the Multiplex. I was rarely bored, and i had a few good chuckles, that's all i ask of a late night cable film. So give it a chance.

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