Horsemen (2009)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  6 February 2009 (Italy)
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A recently widowed detective still grieving over his wife's death discovers a shocking connection between a serial killing spree and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aidan Breslin
Father Whiteleather
Police Chief Krupa
Manfred Maretzki ...
Arne MacPherson ...
David Spitz


Aidan Breslin is a bitter detective emotionally distanced from his two young sons following the untimely death of his devoted wife. While investigating a series of murders of rare violence, he discovers a terrifying link between a chain of murders and the Biblical prophecies concerning the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: War, Famine, Pestilence, and Death. Written by anonymous

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Four Victims. Four Painful Secrets. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for grisly and disturbing content, some sexual images and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 February 2009 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Horsemen of the Apocalypse  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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Director Jonas Åkerlund was particularly keen on making the movie as authentic as possible in real locations. Consequently only two sets were built for the film. See more »


When we see the security footage of the elevator and hallway, the time/date stamp says that it's February 14th, yet only a few weeks goes by before it's January 21st (as indicated by the website). See more »


[first lines]
Det. Aidan J. Breslin: Hi there.
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References Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves (2005) See more »


Maiden, Mother & Crone
Performed by The Sword
Written by John D. Cronise and Kyle Shutt
Published by Blood of Kings Music/Stop Moping Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Kemado Records, Inc.
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Unpleasant and Predictable
13 March 2010 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In a cold Washington, the widower Detective Aidan Breslin (Dennis Quaid) is assigned to investigate a case based on his forensic expertise in teeth. Sooner he finds a series of dreadful murders with the victims in suspension rigs based on the Biblical Revelation 6 – Come and See – and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Famine, Pestilence, Death and War with the involvement of abused teenagers. Meanwhile Aidan never has time to spend with his two sons that are still grieving the loss of their mother.

"Horsemen" has a promising beginning in the style of "Se7en". However, the unpleasant and predictable story is quite pointless and has a disappointing and lame conclusion. Dennis Quaid is too old to have young sons and Ziyi Zhang is too old to perform the role of a young woman; therefore, both are miscast. Further, with so many maladjusted teenagers in the world, the insane idea of this movie might be quite dangerous for disturbed youths. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Os Cavaleiros do Apocalipse" ("The Horsemen of the Apocalypse")

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