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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: I'm scared, Ray.
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Beer & Whiskey
Written by Lisa Marr, Mike Flanagan, Dave Philips, Sherri Solinger
Performed by The Lisa Marr Experiment
Silent Movies for the Blind Publishing
Courtesy of Sympathy for the Record Industry
© SOCAN/ASCAP/BMI
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Nicely predictable
23 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

Sutherland & La Paglia do their jobs his well, as do the supporting cast. There are a few twists to an otherwise predictable tale. Besides, any film with Lothaire Bluteau as a mobster is fun to watch. It was definitely worth the rental. I gave it 5 out of 10.


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