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Pride and Glory (2008)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ruben Santiago
Eddie Carbone
Megan Egan
Eladio Casado
Carlos Bragon (as Maximiliano Hernandez)


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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The last thing you want to uncover...is the truth. See more »


Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

24 October 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pride & Glory  »

Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,262,396 (USA) (24 October 2008)


$15,709,385 (USA) (5 December 2008)

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Gavin O'Connor did rewrites on the script throughout the filming process. See more »


When the car is set on fire, the blaze is clearly started from underneath the car, not inside it where the gas was poured. See more »


Ray Tierney: [seeing his father enter his houseboat] Hey.
Francis Tierney Sr: Hey.
Ray Tierney: Come on in.
Francis Tierney Sr: [noticing Ray doing some repair work] What happened? My carpet! What happened to the carpet?
Ray Tierney: You're supposed to fix the leaks before you put the carpet down, Pop. You know that.
Francis Tierney Sr: Oh... Boats leak, Raymond. It's the nature of things.
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In memory of ERIC HERNANDEZ See more »


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


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Written by Eduardo Martinez
Performed by Eddy Eddy
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Some flaws here and there, but still has a very decent story
12 November 2008 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

Edward Norton and Colin Ferrell, the automatic great duo, they make a perfect team for a movie like this. They're both great actors and will make any movie worth the watch. So my friends and I watched Pride and Glory a little over a week ago, I was hearing mixed reviews on it, but still, when you love these actors as much as I do, you have to see it. So based on my honest opinion, this is a very good story, but the film just needed better editing, it was a little longer than it should have been. Also I didn't really like the ending, although I know they did it more for the cinematic reasons as people wanna see the bad guys pay for their crimes. But Ed, Colin, and even John Voight make this film very watchable and click right on screen. We've seen a million crooked cop movies, I think we're still looking for one that really stands out, but Pride and Glory holds itself well and is watchable.

Jimmy is a narc who does pretty much all the dirty work when it comes to busting in on drug dealers, hookers, murderers, rapists, etc. One night though he among other cops receive a call that 4 policemen have been killed in a building with drug dealers. Jimmy is trying to figure out what went wrong only to find out that one of the drug dealers had an inside man who called in advance to warn them that the cops were coming. But one of the policemen that he suspects is his brother in-law who does the best he can to justify all that he is doing.

Pride and Glory is a very good story, I'd say though to wait for the rental, but I'm warning you there are some really intense scenes, Colin goes really far in one scene with a baby, I'm a person who has seen every disturbing film known to man, and this scene had my hands over my eyes. If you wanna see this film, you'll see what I'm talking about. There are some shocking lines as well and hurtful, this was just an intense movie and is not for the weak hearted. It's like the more disturbing episode of The Shield in some ways. Ed and Colin work well together and are a great duo, Pride and Glory is a good movie, just needs a little more editing.


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