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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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Carlos Bragon (as Maximiliano Hernandez)
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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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The last thing you want to uncover...is the truth. 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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Pride & Glory  »

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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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Ryan Simpkins and Lake Bell had their hair dyed red for this film. See more »

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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 »

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Carlos Bragon: I'm writing a story. Hero detective captures cop killer.
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In memory of ERIC HERNANDEZ See more »

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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Mi Tristeza
Written by Eduardo Martinez
Performed by Eddy Eddy
Courtesy of Ritmo Y Mambo
by special arrangement with The Orchard
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Great performances, below-average movie
26 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Colin Farrell, Edward Norton, Noah Emmerich, and Jon Voight all deliver great performances. There are many intense scenes throughout the movie, and Norton and Farrell match them with their own intensity. Voight is believable and realistic as the patriarch of the family of cops and the chief, trying to keep his family in order as he thinks it should be.

Despite the inspired performances of the main characters, however, Pride and Glory falls short due to awkward pacing, pointlessly convoluted side-stories revealed in equally pointless scenes, and a general lack of focus. Pride and Glory tries to tell two or three stories at once, but fails to really punctuate any one of them, leading to a fairly emotionless climax and no discernible, unifying theme. The result is a forgettable movie and a hint of buyer's remorse; if you're a big enough fan of Ed Norton or Colin Farrell and want to see either of them put on a great performance, catch the matinée, or even still, wait a few months and rent it.


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