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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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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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Yolanda
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Ray Pluto is a detective with a problem due to the lost 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 massive murderer of six persons. A young boy uses his gun and kills the killer. He becomes a loser in the eyes of the police force and the public opinion and his partner convinces him to have a session with the chiropractor Dr. Ann Beamer.A complicated romance between them will grow. 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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When Ray's boss holds up the newspaper it reads "Super [superintendent] Stabbed", but in the next shot, the paper on the desk clearly reads "Super Slain". 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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