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The Drop (2014)

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Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.

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Follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters - "money drops" - in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv, Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost. Written by Polly_Kat

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Rated R for some strong violence and pervasive language. | See all certifications »

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$12,600,000 (estimated)

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$4,104,552 (USA) (12 September 2014)

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$10,720,322 (USA) (7 November 2014)
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This is Michaël R. Roskam and cinematographer Nicolas Karakatsanis' third collaboration. The previous were The One Thing to Do (2005) and Rundskop (2011). Karakatsanis was also the DP of other three films with Matthias Schoenaerts: Linkeroever (2008), The Loft (2014) and Franky. See more »

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At the movies end Bob and Nadia are in Nadia's front yard. It's right after the Super Bowl, which is usually at the end of January, but the forsythia is clearly in bloom which happens in the spring.

Showing forsythia in bloom was intentional and intended to alert the viewers that several months had passed. See more »

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Bob: [narrating] There are places in my neighborhood no one ever thinks about. You see them every day and every day you forget about them. These are the places where all the things happen that people are *not* allowed to see. You see, in Brooklyn, money changes hands all night long. It's just not the kind you can deposit in a bank. All that money needs to end up somewhere. They call it a drop bar. A bar the bosses choose randomly each night to be the safe for an entire city. You never ...
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Big Boy Whips
Written by Montay Humphrey, Donald Jenkins, Anthony Platt, Korey Roberson and Howard Simmons
Performed by Baby D.
Courtesy of Oomp Records / Entertainment One By arrangement with Shelly Bay Music
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The best movie I have seen this year so far
15 September 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is best movie I have seen this year so far. There I said it. I go see about 30-40 movies per year on average and this is the best one in 2014. Now that that is out of the way, here is why.

The movie is so solid through out, the acting is stellar and it builds tension to a very satisfying ending. This was also written by Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone, Shutter Island) so you know it has to be good right? Right.

It reminds me a little of "A History of Violence" in that it builds the tension very nicely and you know that some where down the line violence is going to happen, but when, how and why?

I am really sad that James Gandolfini is no longer with us, he is such a presence in the film. Tom Hardy is the best actor I can think of in today's era, I just buy into anything he is selling, he simmers here.

After a summer of mindless action flicks, go see something with some meat, great performances and a great screenplay. This is a very good drama, well worth your $12.00.


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