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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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Cletis
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Duke
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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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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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Features Narc (1988) See more »

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Great indie flick, big stars, lots of comedy....a must see.
24 December 2003 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I was reading through the comments about this movie and could not figure out why people were badmouthing it the way they were. I remembered this movie to be quite good and wanted to refresh my memory so I went out and rented it again. After seeing it a second time, I went ahead and purchased it.

This is a very funny movie with some witty acting and a great indie style. I think most of the people here that are rating this movie so poorly must be looking for the standard Hollywood blockbuster, made with tons of money and only ounces of heart. If that's what you want, go rent Gladiator or the Matrix (both of which I loved as well). But if you are really into films themselves and not just high dollar special effects, then go out and rent this fun and humorous picture.


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