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Dead Heat (2002)

A heart problem forces the cop Pally to retire, and his wife Charlotte is separating him. Charlotte makes Pally's half-brother Ray visit, and he suggest buying a race horse will cheer him up. He does, but then a mob boss steals the horse.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Pally
... Ray (as Anthony Lapaglia)
... Charlotte
... Tony
... Frank Finnegan
... Sam
... Dr. Ivan Barnes
... Morty
... First Man - Warehouse
... Second Man - Warehouse
... Cadillac Man / Finnegan Thug # 1
Marco Roy ... Second Cop
... Captain
Bill Whiting ... Bartender
... Manny
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Heart problems force Boston cop Pally LaMarr to retire; he's in a funk and his wife Charlotte sends him packing. At Charlotte's insistence, Pally's half-brother Ray pays Pally a visit and suggests he buy a race horse to cheer up. Ray's always playing the angles, and he's got his eye on a horse that's cheap because it's been misdiagnosed. Ray knows the horse is a champion. Before they can win some money, a local mob boss, Frank Finnigan, sees the horse and steals it as payment for the gambling debt of Tony, a local jockey and single parent. Can Pally and Ray get the horse back, get Tony out of hock, and win some moola? What about Charlotte: can Pally let his heart take the lead? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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

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23 July 2002 (USA)  »

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I Fought the Law  »

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Both Daniel Benzali and Anthony LaPaglia starred in the series "Murder One" in 1995. See more »

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Pally LaMarr: You know... I looked at myself in the mirror this morning. And there wasn't a single thing left that I recognized. Nothing.
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Lakme
Written by Léo Delibes (as Leo Delibes)
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Recorded by Amazing Stranger Music at MX Solutions
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Not So Innocent Fun
23 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is an enjoyable movie with polished acting, humerous one liners and a plot that sees a cop who has retired on medical grounds thrown into a situation that would see his doctor wanting to put him back in the force.

It is not the most original movie you will see, with the now expected cast including, the ex-wife, dodgy brother and cute bad kid BUT throw in a bent jockey, cheap racehorse and the mob and the whole thing ticks along nicely. This movie won't win oscars but will win friends...6.5/10


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