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Blood Work (2002)

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Still recovering from a heart transplant, a retired FBI profiler returns to service when his own blood analysis offers clues to the identity of a serial killer.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Terry McCaleb
... Jasper 'Buddy' Noone
... Dr. Bonnie Fox
... Graciella Rivers (as Wanda De Jesús)
... Detective Jaye Winston
... Detective Ronaldo Arrango
... Detective John Waller
Mason Lucero ... Raymond Torres
... Mr. Toliver
... James Lockridge
... Mrs. Cordell
... Mikhail Bolotov
... Reporter #1
... Reporter #2
... Mrs. Kang (as June Kyoko Lu)
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Storyline

Retired FBI profiler Terry McCaleb (Eastwood), who has recently had a heart transplant, is hired by Graciela Rivers (De Jesus), to investigate the death of her sister, Gloria, who happens to have given McCaleb his heart. On the case, he soon deduces that the killer, who staged the murder to look like a random robbery, may actually be a serial killer Terry was trailing for years in the FBI. Can the elderly and feeble McCaleb, who had intended to spend his retirement living on his boat in the Los Angeles harbor, and who can't drive, and has to nap regularly, muster up the endurance to find the killer? Written by Amir Al-Kourainy <kalkour1@san.rr.com>

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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9 August 2002 (USA)  »

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Deuda de sangre  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,312,413, 11 August 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$26,199,517, 13 October 2002
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Famous for playing Dirty Harry and sometimes other cops, portraying an FBI profiler in this movie, this is the final cop film (to date, March 2013) of Clint Eastwood where he plays some form of detective. See more »

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One of the detectives calls the Stanford University team the "Cardinals". They are actually the "Cardinal" (color not bird). The name was changed from "Cardinals" to "Cardinal" on November 17, 1981, by university president Donald Kennedy. See more »

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Detective Arango: [referring to McCaleb at crime scene] Okay, listen. Whatever happens, it'll his face on the front page.
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2 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

There's really nothing new in this cop drama. Eastwood plays his patented Tough Cop, mellowed by age and a brand new heart, and does everything you expect him to, including (but not limited to) defying his doctor's advice; chasing a suspect then shooting him while suffering a heart attack, but without once shouting, "Stop in the name of the law," or whatever is required, even by the LAPD; having the female lead fall for him, despite an age difference Anna Nicole Smith could relate to; solving the case despite all the obstacles the authorities can throw at him.

This is not a bad movie, it's just not a particularly good one. If you're hoping for another Unforgiven, or even a Dirty Harry, look elsewhere.

But even Clint can't bat 1.000.


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