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Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)

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When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that sends them, their father and one brother's wife hurtling towards a shattering climax.

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Storyline

Needing extra cash, two brothers conspire to pull off the perfect, victimless crime. No guns, no violence, no problem. But when an accomplice ignores the rules and crosses the line, his actions trigger a series of events in which no one is left unscathed. Written by Carol Green

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gun | money | robbery | mall | jewelry store | See more »

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No one was supposed to get hurt. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for a scene of strong graphic sexuality, nudity, violence, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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26 September 2007 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Antes que el diablo sepa que has muerto  »

Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£118,510 (UK) (11 January 2008)

Gross:

$7,083,025 (USA) (7 March 2008)
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Leonardo Cimino's last film. See more »

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There is a repeat of the scene showing Andy answering Hank's pay phone call after the robbery. In one, the receptionist says "...sounds like some kind of nut case" and Andy says "Yeah, I'll take it". In the repeat, the receptionist says "Sounds like a nut case" and Andy says "I got it." However, this is to show the scene from different "viewpoints." See more »

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Martha Hanson: [discussing their daughter's little league baseball game] You didn't feed her junk, did you?
Henry 'Hank' Hanson: No.
Martha Hanson: I don't want her to develop bad eating habits. She looks puffy.
Henry 'Hank' Hanson: She doesn't look puffy. You look puffy.
Martha Hanson: Fuck you!
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References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

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Bad Man Blood
Written by Michael Kisur & Darren Coverdale
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Courtesy of Barbara L. Jordan/Heavy Hitters Music
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7 August 2008 | by See all my reviews

Sydney Lumet, although one of the oldest active directors, still got game! A few years ago he shot "Find me guilty", a proof to everyone that Vin Diesel can actually act, if he gets the opportunity and the right director. If he had retired after this movie (a true masterpiece in my eyes), no one could have blamed him. But he's still going strong, his next movie already announced for 2009.

But let's stay with this movie right here. The cast list is incredible, their performance top notch. The little nuances in their performances, the "real" dialogue and/or situations that evolve throughout the movie are just amazing. The (time) structure of the movie, that keeps your toes the whole time, blending time-lines so seamlessly, that the editing seems natural/flawless. The story is heightened by that, although even in a "normal" time structure, it would've been at least a good movie (Drama/Thriller). I can only highly recommend it, the rest is up to you! :o)


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