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A New York nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian mafia hit men.

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Brooklyn, 1988. Crime is rife, especially drugs and drug violence. A Russian thug is building his heroin trade, while everyone laughs at the cops. Brothers have chosen different paths: Joe has followed his father Bert into New York's Finest; he's a rising star. Bobby, who uses his mother's maiden name, manages a club. Bobby too is on the rise: he has a new girlfriend and a green-light to develop a Manhattan club. Joe and Bert ask him to help with intelligence gathering; he declines. Then, Joe raids Bobby's club to arrest the Russian. From there, things spiral out of control: the Russian puts out a hit on Joe, personal losses mount, and Bobby's loyalties face the test. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Two brothers on opposite sides of the law. Beyond their differences lies loyalty. See more »

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Rated R for strong violence, drug material, language, some sexual content and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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12 October 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La nuit nous appartient  »

Box Office

Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£441,416 (UK) (14 December 2007)

Gross:

£1,756,957 (UK) (11 January 2008)
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According to an interview with Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix would get into character by hurling insults at 'Robert Duvall (I)' between takes. This upset Duvall greatly and Wahlberg had to restrain him. See more »

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Bobby leaves the wall twice after hearing about his brother over the phone. See more »

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Burt Grusinsky: If you piss in your pants, you only stay warm for so long.
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Standing ovation -- Not just at cannes
3 June 2007 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

I saw that We Own The Night received a standing ovation at the European critics screening and premiere at Cannes. Well, I can tell you at the preview screening I saw a while ago in the US, the audience applauded enthusiastically as well. The audience was totally into this movie in a way you don't usually see anymore. Not just grooving on it, but engrossed. Reminds me of The Godfather not just the movie, but the way the audience enjoyed it. Only reason I didn't give it a 10 was I don't give most movies at 10 unless they're like The Searcher or Vetigo. Again I don't want to give away too much about the movie because I hate now how everyone knows everything about a movie's plot before it opens. Let's just say it's both a crime movie and a family drama. A socially conscious melodrama and a cop story. And it has a couple of great action scenes. The acting was top notch by Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg (better than in The Departed), Robert Duvall (always good) and especially Eva Mendes who I've never seen like this before. 9/10


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