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Homicide (1991)

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A Jewish homicide detective investigates a seemingly minor murder and falls in with a Zionist group as a result.

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David Mamet

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David Mamet
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Mantegna ... Bobby Gold
William H. Macy ... Tim Sullivan
Vincent Guastaferro ... Lt. Senna
J.J. Johnston ... Jilly Curran
Jack Wallace ... Frank
Lionel Mark Smith Lionel Mark Smith ... Charlie Olcott
Roberta Custer Roberta Custer ... Cathy Bates
Charles Stransky ... Doug Brown
Bernard Gray Bernard Gray ... James
Paul Butler Paul Butler ... Commissioner Walker
Colin Stinton ... Walter B. Wells
Louis Murray Louis Murray ... Mr. Patterson
Christopher Kaldor Christopher Kaldor ... Desk Sergeant
Linda Kimbrough Linda Kimbrough ... Sgt. Green
Robin Spielberg Robin Spielberg ... Records Officer
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Storyline

Policeman Bob Gold has to capture a murderer that not even the FBI has been able to find. But before he can even start he is re-assigned to the murder of an old Jewish lady in a black area. The evidence points at a Jewish hate group and he discovers connections between them and his previous case. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Bob Gold is a cop. A good cop. But tonight, he will betray his friends, disgrace the force, and commit an act of violence because he believes it is the only right thing to do. See more »

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Rated R for language and violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 1991 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A gyilkossági csoport See more »

Filming Locations:

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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Gross USA:

$2,971,661
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Sound Mix:

Dolby (Stereo)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Stars Joe Mantegna and William H. Macy, stock company regulars of director and playwright David Mamet, have collaborated on four filmed productions [to date, October 2015] written and/or directed by Mamet. The films include Edmond (2005), Homicide (1991), Things Change (1988) and House of Games (1987). See more »

Goofs

Toward the end of the film, when two policemen take Randolph away from Bob Gold, Bob's right arm is hanging. In the next shot, Bob's right arm is stretched. See more »

Quotes

Jilly Curran: Hey Bobby - don't let 'em get you down.
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References The Untouchables (1987) See more »

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Evil is in group, not the dream
2 January 2004 | by ghigauSee all my reviews

Good people become bad in a group. They lose their vision when it is subverted by the group vision. You see this in government. You see it in religion. You see it in this film. Gold knows what is right. He is offended by a black city official's anti-semitism. He is appalled by the Nazi atrocities against Jews. He wants to help, only to be betrayed by Jews who hold their cause above their humanity. Unto yourself be true.


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