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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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... Bobby Gold
... Tim Sullivan
... Lt. Senna
... Jilly Curran
... Frank
Lionel Mark Smith ... Charlie Olcott
Roberta Custer ... Cathy Bates
... Doug Brown
Bernard Gray ... James
Paul Butler ... Commissioner Walker
... Walter B. Wells
Louis Murray ... Mr. Patterson
Christopher Kaldor ... Desk Sergeant
Linda Kimbrough ... Sgt. Green
Robin Spielberg ... Records Officer
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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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A good cop caught between loyalty and betrayal. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language and violence | See all certifications »

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28 August 1991 (France)  »

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A gyilkossági csoport  »

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$2,971,661
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This David Mamet film was made and released about three years after Mamet's Things Change (1988) and around three years before Mamet's Oleanna (1994). See more »

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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 »

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[Bobby picks up the phone in the study]
Bobby Gold: Detective Gold. Tim! She- the old lady. She gonna give him up? She gonna give him up? You got her? You worked her around. Fantastic! Oh, fuck me! Why do I always miss it? She said what? Oh, yeah, I'm the linchpin. Big deal. Oh, man. Was it sweet? I would have been there. I'm stuck here with my- my Jews. You should see this fuckin' room. No, fuckin' bullshit. Bunch of high-strung fuckin' bullshit. They pay so much taxes- Fuck 'em. Yo! She did? Fan-fuckin'-...
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Not nearly as good as I hoped for
8 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

As a big fan of David Mamet's films and plays, especially his first film House of Games that also starred Joe Mantegna, I was expecting great things from this film. Instead, I found myself annoyed by the film's superficiality and lack of credibility. Racial slurs are thrown about without any feeling or meaning behind them, in the hopes of setting up a racial tension that for me never materialized. Identity is totally reevaluated and men become "heroes" for no apparent reason. Because of his oaths taken as a cop, the lead character adamantly refuses to perform one relatively small action that would harm no one and could possibly save lives, and yet performs another action which is very violent and VERY illegal, but then still refuses the minor action. In addition, a highly unbelievable subplot involving a man who has killed his family is introduced just for the sake of a plot point that was all but advertised with skywriting, and the cop's reaction to that occurrence stretch credulity way beyond all reasonable limits. Needless to say, after expecting another exciting thriller from David Mamet, I was extremely disappointed to say the least. 3 out of 10.


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