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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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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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One family on opposite sides of the law... Two brothers about to collide. 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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$28,563,179 (USA) (2 November 2007)
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Sony bought the film for a reported $11 million. See more »

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At the end of Deputy Chief Bert Grusinsky's funeral, another high-ranking police officer gives Bert's son, Captain Joe Grusinsky, a boxed medal that Bert received for his military service during the Korean War. The officer refers to the medal as a "combat ribbon." However, the American armed forces have never had a medal with that title. See more »

Quotes

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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References King of New York (1990) See more »

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I'll Be Seeing You
Written by Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal
Performed by Jackie Gleason
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Plodding and Implausible
1 January 2014 | by (Boston) – See all my reviews

This film drags. After a few fits and starts when you hope if finally gets going, another dull, irrelevant scene that could have been left on the cutting room floor sucks you back down.

Donny Wahlberg barely gets a supporting role. Joaquin shines enough you want to suffer to see it through. But the way the action goes down is SOOO unlikely, you wonder who the heck was advising the writers and director. They've obviously never worked a club or scored on a connect. And by the end, all the characters just fall flat.

The first scene is the bomb. You can catch that on Youtube and save the next two hours for something worthy.


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