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Double Whammy (2001)

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A world-weary police detective who fails to stop a fast-food restaurant massacre struggles to regain his departmental reputation, public image and self-worth.

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Tom DiCillo

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Tom DiCillo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Denis Leary ... Ray Pluto
Elizabeth Hurley ... Dr. Ann Beamer
Luis Guzmán ... Juan Benitez
Victor Argo ... Lt. Spigot
Chris Noth ... Chick Dimitri
Donald Faison ... Cletis
Keith Nobbs ... Duke
Steve Buscemi ... Jerry Cubbins
Maurice Compte ... Jo Jo
Otto Sanchez ... Ping Pong
Melonie Diaz ... Maribel Benitez
Millie Tirelli Millie Tirelli ... Yolanda
Kevin Olson Kevin Olson ... Ricky Lapinski
Joe D'Angerio ... Detective Janks
Maurice G. Smith ... Boover
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Storyline

Ray Pluto is a detective with a problem due to the loss of his wife and daughter. One day, he is in a fast food place, and due to a pain in his back, he is not able to avoid a mass murderer of six people. A young boy uses his gun and kills the killer. He becomes a loser in the eyes of the police force and public opinion, and his partner convinces him to have a session with the chiropractor Dr. Ann Beamer. A complicated romance between them grows. Meanwhile, at least two other plots happen in the movie involving detective Pluto and other odd characters. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 2001 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Bad Luck See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Denis and Elizabeth will be reunited in a film with an unsure title, DAWG or BAD BOY (2002). See more »

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During the initial wide shot of Ray waiting by the river for Ann, the end of the dolly track is visible. See more »

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So are the rest of the cast.
2 July 2004 | by earlsgatelySee all my reviews

Just saw the film and I enjoyed how the layers were pulled back one at a time, until all the links were shown. I originally thought the unique characters of Cletis and Duke were there just to add flavor, but then they turned out to be more vital. And the understated approach of not stating outright that Jo Jo and Ping Pong were being hired to kill "Papi" left me feeling that the movie did not take our intelligence for granted, but assumed that the viewer is smart enough to figure it out. Denis Leary is funny, but I liked the supporting cast just as much. Without them, this funny comedy would have been pretty flat.

Oh, and what is with Duke looking and sounding like Vanilla Ice?? Even to the shaved eyebrows and the slicked up hair :)


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