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The Ministers (2009)

 -  Crime  -  16 October 2009 (USA)
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A NYPD detective attempts to avenge the death of her father, but unwittingly becomes involved with one of his killers.

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Dante / Perfecto
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Joseph Bruno
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Celeste Santana
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Gina Santana
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Captain Diaz
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Detective Manso
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Detective Demarco
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Alberto Santana
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Carlos Rojas
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Nereida
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Liz
Raquel Jordan ...
Alma
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Dante / Perfecto 23 years old
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Celeste 18 years old (as Gabriella Loren)
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Luis
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In New York, Detective Alberto Santana comes with his partner Joseph Bruno to meet his wife Gina and his daughter Celeste to celebrate her eighteenth birthday. Out of the blue, Alberto is shot in his head on the sidewalk by a man wearing a hood that delivers a religious message from the Lord. Many years later, Celeste is a detective of the New York Police Department and partner of Joe Bruno. When the crooks Alden and Jeff Kane, who had torched their buildings to receive the insurance, are released from prison, they are executed by two criminals in the same modus operandi of detective Santana, and the police department concludes that they are the same killers. Lieutenant Diaz assigns Detective Manso and Detective Demarco from narcotics to investigate the case, for the deception of Celeste. Then the drug dealer Chino and his gang are executed in Manhattan's Lower East Side by the killers Dante and his deformed and deranged twin brother Perfecto, and Lieutenant Diaz teams up Joe and ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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$2,844 (USA) (16 October 2009)

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$2,844 (USA) (16 October 2009)
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Boondock light
18 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

Of course Boondock Saints wasn't the first movie, with people on a "mission", but you kinda feel like this goes a similar way. It also has some other people in it though and does not play for laughs or strays off into another reality. This stays grounded in "our" world, with real problems and some confusion (character and otherwise).

It stays morally ambiguous, which may or may not be a good thing (depending on your view of things, or how you liked the acting. Name checking aside (also character names, see John L. for that), it does not bring completely new things on the table. But what it serves, it serves up pretty good (for a low budget movie that is). Harvey ("Bad Lieutenant") Keitel is always dependable, though John L. seems not at the top of his game. I've seen him do better things, with his roles.


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