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We Own the Night (2007)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Freddie (as Dominic Colon)
Bloodied Patron (as Joe D'Onofrio)
Elena Solovey ...


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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Plot Keywords:

drugs | arrest | raid | loyalty | violence | See All (242) »


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


Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

12 October 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La nuit nous appartient  »

Box Office


$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,826,287 (USA) (12 October 2007)


$28,563,179 (USA) (2 November 2007)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The title of the movie is the motto for the New York Police Department's Street Crimes Unit disbanded in 2002. Their patch can be seen during the opening credits. See more »


In the first scene Amanda has on black stockings throughout the whole scene, then when Bobby goes to leave she is shown without the black stockings. See more »


Joseph Grusinsky: I don't need any more guns in my life, that's for sure. But you should have one to be safe. It's better to be judged by twelve than carried by six.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 13 October 2007 (2007) See more »


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Written by Maraca (as Orlando 'Maraca' Vaile)
Performed by Maraca
Courtesy of Ahi-Nama Music
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User Reviews

A nice change from what's currently on offer at the movies!
17 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie at a special screening in LA. There were lots of folks there from all walks of life and all ages - the movie seemed to go over very well with everyone in the room. The move is filled with some very tense moments and excellent performances by Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Robert Duvall and Eva Mendes. Phoenix and Wahlberg work well together as the troubled brothers and Robert Duvall is perfect as always. I've seen some real stinkers at the movies recently (I won't bother you with the list because it's too long) so it was refreshing to see that movies can still be well made with characters you can care about and root for. Since the movie wasn't finished at the time I got to see it, I look forward to enjoying the movie again at local movie theater..

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