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Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)

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A womanizing, crooked cop on the payroll of the mafia is confronted with the reality of his double life after he is asked to kill a beautiful and ruthless Russian gangster.

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Peter Medak

Writer:

Hilary Henkin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Oldman ... Jack Grimaldi
Wallace Wood Wallace Wood ... Waiter
Juliette Lewis ... Sheri
David Proval ... Scully
Will Patton ... Martie
Gene Canfield ... John
Larry Joshua ... Joey
Michael Wincott ... Sal
Lena Olin ... Mona Demarkov
William Duff-Griffin William Duff-Griffin ... Paddy
James Cromwell ... Cage
Paul Butler Paul Butler ... Skouras
Annabella Sciorra ... Natalie Grimaldi
Tony Sirico ... Malacci
Victoria Bastel ... Girl #1
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Storyline

Detective Jack Grimaldi (Gary Oldman) takes us through his shattered life after encountering the most deadly (and deceptive) criminal he has ever had to deal with. It doesn't help that Grimladi is playing both sides against the middle. When he encounters Demarkov (Lena Olin) he thinks he can play her as he has all the other women in his life...including his wife. But Demarkov knows Jack better than he knows himself. She plays him mercilessly, all the while threatening to kill him when she tires of the game. Written by Jonny_B_Lately

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The story of a cop who wanted it bad and got it worse.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Romeo Is Bleeding See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,225,737, 6 February 1994

Gross USA:

$3,275,585

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,275,585
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Gary Oldman stated in a 2012 interview that he headed immediately to the set of True Romance (1993) the day after wrapping on this film. The final scene was actually shot last, and he states that in the scene, he already has the "swagger" of his True Romance (1993) pimp character Drexl Spivey, prompting his then-girlfriend to suggest he do another take. See more »

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Mona Demarkov: What's life without good friends?
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The Australian Region 4 disc, released by Magna Pacific/Becker Entertainment, is the censored TV version. All swearing has been removed as well as close-up shots of bullet hits and nudity. See more »

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Terrific Movie!
19 July 2002 | by jmorrison-2See all my reviews

I happened to stumble on this one night. What a mesmerizing movie! Gary Oldman is terrific as a corrupt Detective. You get the feeling from this guy that he was probably once a young, idealistic, honest cop, who has just been slowly manipulated, and seduced by the seaminess, the money, the sex, the despair.

How this guy could stray from Annabella Sciorra is beyond me, but that's another story.

What you see is this guy's whole life crumble down around him, due to his poor choices, his dishonesty, and his inability to control his cravings. Just about everything that could go wrong does, and his entire life, everything he thought he was working for, virtually blows up in his face.

To finally see, and realize all he's lost is played out very well by Oldman. A very well-done, well-acted film.


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