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Pride and Glory (2008)

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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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

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24 October 2008 (USA)  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$15,709,385 (USA) (5 December 2008)
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Nick Nolte was originally cast as Francis Tierney, Sr., but an old knee injury flared up and Nolte found himself unable to perform when he came to the set. See more »

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When Colin Farrell threatens to burn the baby, he says it has severe "1st degree burns", but he means "3rd degree burns". A plausible explanation is that in Law Enforcement, the lower the number on the charge means the most severe, (1st degree theft more severe than 3rd). It's the opposite for burn terminology. See more »

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Jimmy Egan: Where's my money?
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In memory of ERIC HERNANDEZ See more »

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Features The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives (1933) See more »

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Big Burn
Written by Billy Campion (as Bill Campion), Bill Ryan (as Bill Ryan),
Brendan Ryan, Mark Wike, P.J. O'Connor and Clive Tucker
Performed by The Bogmen
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Family of cops & a whole load of blood; Enjoyable
6 December 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Films revolving around a family of policemen are nothing new. Pride & Glory, starring Norton & Farrell, isn't anything revolutionary in the genre but takes a generally strong storyline and adds some good acting.

Story revolves around a group of cops (led by Farrell) up to their necks in trouble after their corrupt scams have backfired on them, and to cover their backs they need to tread deeper into the mire. On the other hand is Norton (Farrell's brother-in-law) who slowly discovers what's going on, and it all goes helter-skelter.

In many ways in these films they can get a little clichéd and melodramatic, but this film seems conscious of that fact, and in general has strayed away from what it could have been. Nevertheless, its nothing special but still interesting. The main interest is the family politics and dynamics and that should keep your interest with the generally good acting. An enjoyable movie.


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