As homicide detective Thomas Craven investigates the death of his activist daughter, he uncovers not only her secret life, but a corporate cover-up and government collusion that attracts an agent tasked with cleaning up the evidence.
The mysterious murder of an environmental activist leads her straight-laced father, an Inspector of the local police force, through a haunting revelation of the murkiness of the British ... See full summary »
A veteran cop, Murtaugh, is partnered with a young suicidal cop, Riggs. Both having one thing in common; hating working in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one another to stop a gang of drug smugglers.
Thomas Craven is a detective who has spent years working the streets of Boston. When his own daughter is killed outside his own home, Craven soon realizes that her death is only one piece of an intriguing puzzle filled with corruption and conspiracy, and it falls to him to discover who is behind the crime. Written by
John Corigliano wrote a complete score to the original cut, with the National Philharmonic Orchestra in London, conducted by Leonard Slatkin. Corigliano's score was rejected when re-shoots made the movie more action-driven. Because Corigliano was not interested in scoring the new version, stating it was now the kind of film he would never have signed up for, a new score was commissioned from Howard Shore. See more »
When Craven is talking to his daughter's friend in the car, when she gives him the disc, you hear a bird call. It is the sound a Western Scrub Jay makes. There aren't any Western Scrub Jays in Massachusetts. There's also another point in the movie where you hear a Western Scrub Jay, a scene that also occurs in Massachusetts. I'm guessing the movie was sound edited in California, where Western Scrub Jays are common. See more »
I regret to say that this probably means that you'll have less time.
I know what it means, I've been havin' aural hallucinations... my father's voice callin' my name as I start to sleep. Bastard's been dead for forty years, and suddenly he's yellin' at me again. I come awake.
You're not sleeping?
No, I'm not sleepin'. I start to sleep - then I jolt awake. There's somethin' about the darkness. I don't like it.
I'm not a counselor. I know you want to banter with me. I don't do that. I can only ...
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Some people have bagged out this icon, but his performance in this movie was as good as ever. It was convincing, honest, and true to script.
I worked with Mel on this movie so feel that any review I give will be biased - reviews are best left to the viewers, after all, they are the ones who determine its success or failure - but I can assure you he was the ultimate professional - his career has many years left!
Bad reviews are of course as welcome as positive ones - as long as they are constructive - they are an avenue not only for others to ascertain the value of a movie but also an avenue for those involved to learn and improve (as well as gather praise where praise is due) - but I would highly recommend you see this one and make up your own mind. It is highly relevant to the current economic stasis in this country and a hint of what may be behind the scenes.
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