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We Own the Night (2007)

A New York City 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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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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  »

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$21,000,000 (estimated)

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$10,826,287 (USA) (14 October 2007)

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$28,563,179 (USA) (15 November 2007)
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Christopher Walken was originally cast as Chief Albert Grusinsky, but had to pull out, due to scheduling difficulties. Robert Duvall was brought in at the last minute to play the role. See more »

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During the car chase in the rain, the same Oldsmobile Cutlass appears numerous times (and driving in different directions). See more »

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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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Referenced in Tension: Creating 'We Own the Night' (2008) See more »

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Heart of Glass
Written by Debbie Harry, Chris Stein (as Christopher Stein)
Performed by Blondie
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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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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