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A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him.

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After Nick is murdered by his own partner, he joins the Rest in Peace Department to protect the world from the undeads. While working with his new partner, many undeads are seen gathering in Boston. Soon he realizes that someone close to him is behind all a plot to bring on the apocalypse. Written by Immanuel A.

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To protect and serve the living See more »

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Rated PG-13 for violence, sci-fi/fantasy action, some sensuality, and language including sex references | See all certifications »

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19 July 2013 (USA)  »

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R.I.P.D.: Policía del más allá  »

Box Office

Budget:

$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,691,415 (USA) (19 July 2013)

Gross:

$33,592,415 (USA) (20 September 2013)
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Trivia

In the United States and some other countries, this film was released on the same day as RED 2 (2013), the sequel to RED (2010), which was directed by director Robert Schwentke. It also starring Mary-Louise Parker. In addition, it was released two days after Turbo (2013), an animated film also starring Ryan Reynolds. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, Nick's red car collides with a locked metal gate and breaks it open. In the next shot, the car is undamaged. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Nick: You think *you've* had a bad day at work? I think I got you beat.
[big fat monster guy crashes through]
Nick: That's not me.
[Roy taking chase]
Nick: Nope, that's my partner.
Pulaski: Suck it!
Nick: There I am. Three or four days ago, I didn't know this world existed. But three or four days ago, I wasn't in the Rest In Peace Department...
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As the primary cast is first being shown, the names are accompanied by images relevant to their characters: Roy's ten-gallon hat, Proctor's white boots, Hayes' St. Christopher's medal, etc. See more »

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References Ghostbusters (1984) See more »

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The Better Man
Music by Jeff Bridges and T Bone Burnett (as T Bone Burnett)
Lyrics by Jeff Bridges, T Bone Burnett (as T Bone Burnett), Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi, Robert Schwentke
Performed by Jeff Bridges
Produced by T Bone Burnett (as T Bone Burnett)
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Far better than the critics claim
3 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

Yes, it's formulaic in some areas. As a writer, I could see several of the plot elements more or less from the beginning. But this movie isn't intended to be complex, or at an "Avenger" level in terms of characterization. It's just plain good summer fun, with an interesting cast and a lot of laughs. Jeff Bridges is priceless, and he & Ryan Reynolds work well together. Ryan, with his trademark choirboy looks and deadpan delivery, is definitely watchable. Mary Louise Parker, with a scarily perky character who gets to chew the scenery with a load of offbeat lines, is wonderful as the Proctor.

Some reviewers seem to insist on portraying the film as a poor man's ripoff of Men In Black, or Ghostbusters. It's neither. It's just a fun, wisecracking film based on a well known genre comic from independent publisher Dark Horse. Go, have some popcorn, laugh a lot, and enjoy the summer.


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