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Cement (2000)

What's the bond between partners, between brothers, and between spouses? In L.A., Bill Holt handcuffs Sean Rickhart inside a rebar frame for a freeway pillar at a construction site; Bill's ... See full summary »

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Adrian Pasdar

Writer:

Justin Monjo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Penn ... Bill Holt
Jeffrey Wright ... Ninny
Anthony DeSando ... Sean
Sherilyn Fenn ... Lyndel
Henry Czerny ... Truman
Gregory Jbara ... Fergus
Titus Welliver ... Moe
Yorgo Constantine ... Danny
Richard Edson ... Robbo
Kevin Jackson ... Carter
Max Martini ... Mic (as Maximilian Martini)
Steffiana De La Cruz ... Party Girl (as Steffiana Dela Cruz)
Erin Matthews ... Connie
Chris McKenna ... Highway Patrol Officer #1
Diana Morgan Diana Morgan ... Newscaster
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Storyline

What's the bond between partners, between brothers, and between spouses? In L.A., Bill Holt handcuffs Sean Rickhart inside a rebar frame for a freeway pillar at a construction site; Bill's going to bury Sean in quick-drying cement. Guided by the narration of Nin, Bill's coke-snorting partner, we go back and forth over the past 48 hours to find out what brings Bill and Sean to this deadly scene. Missing money, cops on the take, Sean's two brothers (one the leader of the mob, the other a camera-carrying simpleton), Bill's wife, dead young police officers, infidelity, and Bill and Nin's partnership make a mix as volatile and unstable as the cement is solid and immobile. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rival gangs, a beautiful woman, stolen cash. A dangerous mix. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language, drug use and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cement - Fino all'ultimo colpo See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,700,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Ocelot Films Inc. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film is dedicated to the memory of Leo Penn. See more »

Quotes

Bill Holt: [to Nin] She always puts me on the hold. Does it... Is tha... Is... That's a bad sign isn't it?
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Features Profit (1996) See more »

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L'Enfant Terrible
Written by Philip Gough
Performed by Lucky Philips
Published by Tiki King (BMI) and administered by BUG Music
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Set in stone ..........
18 December 2009 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Bad cops, mixed up in corruption, turn on each other in this dark noir film. Chris Penn heads the list of characters, none of which are likable. Jeffrey Wright is Penn's partner, who owes him for saving his life. Sherilyn Fenn is very forgettable as Penn's unfaithful wife, who sets the betrayal and paybacks in motion. The script starts and stops a lot, with joke telling and other nonsense filling in between bursts of violence. Bottom line, the only reason to watch "Cement" is for Chris Penn's intense performance. Other than that, there is little entertainment value, and I would avoid the letdown. ...................... MERK


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