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Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.

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Driver
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Johnny Amato
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Markie Trattman
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Dillon
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Hooker
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Storyline

Three amateurs stickup a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse. Brad Pitt plays the hitman hired to track them down and restore order. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

In America you're on your own

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Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexual references, pervasive language, and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 November 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cogan's Trade  »

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,812,900 (USA) (30 November 2012)

Gross:

$14,938,570 (USA) (11 January 2013)
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The first feature film to use Kodak's 500T 5230 film stock. See more »

Goofs

When Trattman's car is hit by the tow truck, a close-up shows his head hitting and cracking the windshield. The next exterior shot shows an intact windshield. See more »

Quotes

Russell: [to Frankie] Then after we go over to Orlando. We're gonna burn the car. So Kenny sticks a rag in the gas tank and he lights it off.
Kenny Gill: [flashback to when they're going to burn the car] Do be such a-Russell, you're a fucking pussy. I've done it a million fucking times.
[lights the rag with a lighter]
Kenny Gill: It's fine. It goes up like a fuckin bonfire. You'll love it.
[he walks away towards the back of the car and faces it from a few yards away. The rag's flame is spreading]
Kenny Gill: See?
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Featured in At the Movies: Cannes Film Festival 2012 (2012) See more »

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Why Even Make This Movie
27 September 2012 | by See all my reviews

This movie was so bad, I decided to create an IMDb account finally and hopefully save other people from being duped by the positive reviews.

Simply put, this is a movie that never needed to be made. There is almost no story to it and what little story there is is told in a horribly long and drawn out way. This includes lots of conversations between characters that have absolutely no relevance to the plot among other things. One of the biggest pointless inclusions in this movie is the frequent clips of Bush & Obama credit crunch speeches that are spliced in virtually everywhere in this film. Although the movie is set right around 2008, there's no relevance to the story at all and it's almost like Brad Pitt is trying to make a political point but isn't really clear on what the point is. I'm confident they could've edited this down to a short story and told us the entire story in 10 minutes and it would've been enjoyable. Instead, it was 90 minutes of waiting for it to get going. I don't need big action to keep my simple mind entertained, but I do like my movies to have a good plot and a sense of movement. Lawless for instance doesn't move incredibly fast, but you are glued the whole time. This movie has none of it and I was not surprised at all to see 3 people walk out just over half way through as I was thinking of doing the same thing myself.

I really like Brad Pitt and I would struggle to think of a bad movie he's been in up until this one came along. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone even if it's free. I only wish I could have the 90 minutes of my life back.


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