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Killing Them Softly (2012)

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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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Frankie
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Russell
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Driver
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Johnny Amato
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Markie Trattman
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Steve Caprio
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Barry Caprio
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Dillon
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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

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In America you're on your own

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Crime | Thriller

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

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30 November 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cogan's Trade  »

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$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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Richard Jenkins's character is never seen standing. He is either sitting in his car or sitting on a bar stool. See more »

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At one point in the movie Frankie mentions a bar in Haverhill. He pronounces it "haver-hill" but anyone living in new England know it is pronounced "have-rill". See more »

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Jackie Cogan: Now, aside from The Squirrel, we got the kids. Two kids. One of them's the motor-mouth; drove to Florida with Kenny, Kenny Gill. Our Kenny, the guy he knows works for Dillon. Starts bragging about how he's a big-time operator that just knocked over this guy's game for 100K.
Driver: [chuckles] You serious?
Jackie Cogan: I don't know what it is with these guys; they can't keep their mouths shut about nothin'. And Kenny - Kenny's just as dumb. The way I found out was, this guy's investing his money in a couple ounces of...
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A pleasure to watch an intelligent well made movie
16 March 2013 | by (Scumhampton) – See all my reviews

If you are sick of generic clichéd action film making, you will enjoy this unique gem. An actors movie. The superb cast subtly weave a bleak and violent morality tale. Everyone is given beautiful little soliloquies. This drew me into each character, even though they are all without exception unpleasant, I still was able to empathize with them. It was like a modern Shakespeare with the regular TV news and political speechifying in the background as a running commentary on the stories progress. The editing was so good I never noticed it. Thank you to everyone who had a hand in this classic. It is a dark movie and I can imagine its subtle complexities being lost on the great unwashed and washed.


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