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Cleaner (2007)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  18 January 2008 (Finland)
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A former cop who now earns a wage as a crime scene cleaner unknowingly participates in a cover-up at his latest job.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Lorenzo
Det. Jim Vargas
Edrick Browne ...
Det. Darrin Harris
Crying Woman
Mike Guy ...
Priest #1
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A former cop who now earns a wage as a crime scene cleaner unknowingly participates in a cover-up at his latest job.

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Solving a crime can be dirty work. See more »

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Rated R for bloody images, some violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 January 2008 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Cleaner - Sein Geschäft ist der Tod  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Renny Harlin:  [Finland]  Finnish coat of arms and flag is seen on the mirror behind Tom when he's having conversation with Eddie in the hotel room. See more »


When Tom Cutler goes to the crime scene for the first time, the address in the clipboard shows 1257 Ridgewood Way but when Ann Norcut visits his office, she mentions Ridgecrest Lane as the address that Cutler was looking for. See more »


Eddie Lorenzo: [repeatedly] She was gonna have our baby, she was gonna have our child.
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References To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) See more »


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Finally a good movie from Renny Harlin
24 August 2008 | by (Reykjavik, Iceland) – See all my reviews

I had very low expectations for this movie. Renny Harlin hasn't made a decent movie in many years so I expected the usual crap, but i was very surprised. It had good plot, very nice acting and was well made. Samuel L. Jackson plays a retired police officer who has a "Cleaning company". He cleans up murder scenes and other scenes of death. One day he does a job in a mansion and gets trapped in a web of deceit.

The Movie unfolds in a low key, unusual for Renny, which usually has lot of noise and action in his movies :) It has lot of blood though(not surprising given the title...) So basically this movie is a good way to spent hour and half. Hopefully Renny boy is out of the slums....

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