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The Counselor (2013)

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A lawyer finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking.

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A rich and successful lawyer, the Counselor, is about to get married to his fiancée but soon becomes entangled in a complex drug plot with a middle-man known as Westray. The plan ends up taking a horrible twist and he must protect himself and his soon to be bride as the truth of the drug business is uncovered and targets are eliminated. Written by DJDC

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Sin Is A Choice.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for graphic violence, some grisly images, strong sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 October 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El abogado del crimen  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,842,930 (USA) (25 October 2013)

Gross:

$16,969,390 (USA) (10 January 2014)
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In the night club Reiner and the Counselor are buying/remodeling, the camera shifts focus from the Counselor to a large black and white photo of Steve McQueen in a sailor's uniform. The picture is a still from the movie The Sand Pebbles (1966) which is set in the early 20th Century awakening dragon of a country, China. See more »

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When the two policemen approach the truck they stop their car in the middle of the road. At the end of the scene the police car is on the right side of the road. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Laura: Are you awake?
Counselor: No. What time is it?
Laura: Two o'clock. Almost two o'clock.
Counselor: AM or PM?
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References Body Heat (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

De Donde Vengo Yo
Written by Gabriel Martinez, Miguel Martinez and Carlos Valencia
Performed by Choquibtown (as Choc Quib Town)
Courtesy of World Connection Agency
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20 November 2013 | by (Newark) – See all my reviews

Mainly sub standard acting, hum drum story line. All scenes are way too long and just do not work.(esp scene 4/5 way though phone call from car to drug cartel, fall asleep time it lasts that long) Attended showing in Newark on Wed 20/11/13 @17:45. Of the 19 people in 4 left within the first hour, most others took the proverbial it is that poor, honestly, its awful. Still confused as to why the wild cats were in it, the story never even attempted an ending for them, opening scene woman orgasms after 30 secs oral sex (never), masturbation scene on car windscreen is laughable, implausible and utter rubbish, Probably targeting bored teens. Save your money. 0 out of 10 more fun watching grass grow


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