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A family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law. For Ray, the truth is revelatory, a Pandora's Box that threatens to upend not only the Tierney legacy but the entire NYPD.

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A family of police officers - patriarch, two sons, and a son-in-law - deals with corruption in a precinct in Washington Heights. Four officers die in an ambush at a drug dealer's apartment. It's brother Francis's precinct, so when the investigation led by brother Ray finds hints of police corruption, there's pressure to close ranks and save Frankie's career. Dad, a police brass, promises Ray that he and Frankie can clean things up, and Ray should focus on catching the drug dealer who killed the cops. Meanwhile, brother-in-law Jimmy, a hothead and an enforcer, is visited at home by a lowlife. Is Jimmy involved in the corruption? Where can this take the family? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Truth. Honor. Loyalty. Family. What are you willing to sacrifice? See more »

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Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language and brief drug content | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£219,671 (UK) (14 November 2008)

Gross:

$15,709,385 (USA) (5 December 2008)
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In 2001, Mark Wahlberg and Hugh Jackman were in talks to star. Production was scheduled to begin in February 2002. But after the September 11, 2001 attack on New York City and the celebrated heroics of the city's police, it was deemed inappropriate to make a film featuring corrupt NYPD officers at the time. See more »

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The video in the interrogation by IAB was shot using a widescreen video camera, but when it's watched on TV, it's 4:3. See more »

Quotes

Francis Tierney Sr: [to Ray] Don't turn your back on me, Raymond! You're my kid; you're my blood! You might aswell be a fuckin' Martian!
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In memory of ERIC HERNANDEZ See more »

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Referenced in Source of Pride: The Making of 'Pride and Glory' (2009) See more »

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Not bad,but mediocre
25 June 2009 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

From the first scenes of Pride and Glory we see a lot of tragedy,shouts,rage and violence.But,for a long time,none of those elements could emotionally connect with me.And when the main conflict is finally defined,the movie already got a little bit tiring.Pride and Glory is not a bad movie,but I just found it to be mediocre,and I cannot deny that the excellent performances from Edward Norton,Colin Farrell and Jon Voight make this movie seem to be better than what it really is.The weakest element from this film is that it is full of elements we have already seen on many other cop flicks.Some examples are slow motion funerals,private lives which are ruined by the tension of work and the grey morality some cops have.It may seem as a stupid complain,but I found the constant use of the "F" word as a negative element.That does not offend or scandalize me,but it is used with so much frequency that it finishes distracting us from the story.In other words,there comes a moment in which the use of that word stops being realistic for becoming in the version of "New York reality" from co-screenwriters Joe Carnahan and Gavin O'Connor (who was also the director).Besides,the screenplay makes too many turns for getting to the final point we have guessed much before.Pride and Glory is not a bad movie and I can give a slight recommendation to it,because in general it did not bore me.But the final experience is absolutely forgettable.


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