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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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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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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 Maribel starts crying while helping to put the necklace back on her father, her tears are clearly evident, but in the next shot, her eyes are dry. See more »

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Storyline disconnect
13 January 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Double Whammy" provides a double whammy for viewers. The actors will lure you to view what is a collection of disconnected stories or the disconnected stories will leave you questioning the choices made by the actors. Either way, your mind will wander and leave no doubt as to how the film found its way into the bottom rack of video stores.

"Double Whammy" is a story about police detective Dennis Leary, toned down and showing some range. He lost his wife and daughter in an accident that, although we're never sure, led to him becoming the Dudley Do-Wrong of New York officers.

Or, the story might be about the bratty Catholic-school Latino daughter of Leary's apartment super who wants a tatoo really, really badly. Maybe the super's the story. Chiropractor Elizabeth Hurley is eye candy in a role made the former super-model the blue-light special to whom filmmakers turned to distract viewers. When nothing makes sense, the camera finds Hurley and we wonder how a woman with the attributes of Hurley's character would be attracted to a messed-up cop.

A bunch of colors thrown together don't make art. Putting Steve Buscemi in the film doesn't make this off-beat or an entertaining dark comedy.

Two stars...if I had five stars to give.


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