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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

Writer:

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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Budget:

$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 »

Goofs

At about 39 minutes into the movie, during the fishing scene when Juan holds up his "PAPI" necklace for Ray, Juan's hands change from left to right, then back to left again. See more »

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References Permanent Midnight (1998) See more »

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Nothing special...
13 April 2007 | by rainking_esSee all my reviews

It's such a strange combination what DiCillo shows in "Double Whammy". On the one hand we got this cop whose wife and daughter have died in an accident, also he's getting through some difficulties in his job (as you can see, everything looks so dramatic). But on the other we got a series of bizarre characters and a lot of hilarious dialogs. That way the dramatic side of "Double whammy" loses all its strength... It works much better as a comedy, but the movie is kind of irregular anyhow and the style of DiCilo behind the camera is rather ordinary (it looks like a 80's picture).

Barely entertaining...

*My rate: 5/10


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