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A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)

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Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.

Director:

Scott Frank

Writers:

Lawrence Block (based on the novel by), Scott Frank (written for the screen by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Liam Neeson ... Matt Scudder
Maurice Compte ... Danny Ortiz
Patrick McDade ... Bar Owner (as Patrick F. McDade)
Luciano Acuna Jr. ... Dominican Banger #1
Hans Marrero ... Dominican Banger #2
Laura Birn ... Leila Alvarez
David Harbour ... Ray
Adam David Thompson ... Albert
Boyd Holbrook ... Peter Kristo
Kim Rosen ... Waitress - Jenny
Dan Stevens ... Kenny Kristo
Eric Nelsen ... Howie
Jon Goracy Jon Goracy ... Bag Boy
Razane Jammal ... Carrie Kristo
Stephanie Andujar ... Cashier
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Storyline

Matt Scudder is a former cop now a private eye. He is asked by a drug dealer to find the men who kidnapped his wife. It seems like they killed her even after he paid them. Scudder refuses. But the man later goes to see him and tells him how his wife was killed. Scudder takes the job. He does some research and thinks the men he is looking for have done this more than once. And that everyone they grabbed is connected to a drug dealer. He was about to give up when they grab another girl and Scudder tries make sure she's returned alive. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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People are afraid of all the wrong things.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, disturbing images, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The opening scene (pre-credits) would've had to have taken place on May 2, 1991, assuming the newspaper that Matt (Neeson) picks up off the bar is the current edition. The headline reads that Nolan Ryan threw his seventh no-hitter. That event happened on May 1, 1991. See more »

Goofs

When Scudder is chasing Jonas Loogan, And TJ is chasing him, Scudder turns his head to the "right" and looks back to see TJ, TJ hides, and then we see Scudder has turned his head to "left" instead and looks ahead again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Danny Ortiz: You need some help, man.
Matt Scudder: Oh, God.
Danny Ortiz: I don't care. You want to mess up your own shit - but you're going to mess up mine, too. I need to know you got my back. Not that you're going to come falling through the door behind me...
Matt Scudder: Don't worry your pretty little spic head off.
Danny Ortiz: Anyway. That was all I wanted to say.
Matt Scudder: Is that it? Fuck you!
[gets out of the car]
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Alternate Versions

The offending scene cut from the film (so it could be rated 15 instead of 18) features the two villains tormenting and sexually threatening a restrained woman in the back of a van. The British censors felt this scene lingered on the nastiness and detail, and was disturbing. The UK distributor removed the small scene and got their desired 15 rating. See more »

Connections

References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

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Atlantis
Written by Donovan (as Donovan Leitch)
Performed by Donovan
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Licensed courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd.
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decent flick with some brilliant photography
1 October 2014 | by Jqn_HgarSee all my reviews

i just need to say that the guy who handled the cinematography for this picture is a genius and deserves some recognition even though i know for a fact he is not gonna win an Oscar for his work in this movie because simply it's not the kind of movies that gets the academy awards.

as my review for the rest of the movie i thought it was good from the point of view of a guy who misses the old days of the 70's to the 90's because honestly it's became an event to watch a realistic movie these years it's either a superhero movie or some kind of an adaptation to a teen favorite bestseller. i know i personally had great expectations for it especially when i saw the trailer but it fell short of my very high expectations (i expected something like those Korean brilliant thrillers like The Chaser 2009 or I Saw the Devil 2010) however it still doesn't disappoint and it delivers some very good and realistic action scenes with practical effects for a change. god i miss the 90's.


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Country:

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Language:

English | Spanish | Urdu | Russian

Release Date:

19 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,758,780, 21 September 2014

Gross USA:

$26,307,600

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$58,834,384
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Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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