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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.

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Scott Frank

Writers:

Lawrence Block (based on the novel by), Scott Frank (written for the screen by)
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Cast

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Urdu | Russian

Release Date:

19 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caminando entre tumbas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,758,780, 19 September 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$26,307,600, 23 October 2014
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Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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Trivia

The name of all three murdered women are allusions to the figure of Jesus Christ: Gotteskind (Marie Gotteskind, played by Marielle Heller, meaning "Child of God" as pointed out by T.J. (Astro); Andersen (Leila Andersen, played by Laura Birn), meaning "Son of Man"; and Kristo (Carrie Kristo, played by Razane Jammal), from which the title "Christ" derives. See more »

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When Scudder and Landau spoke in the Landau's house and looking at Mrs. Landau, her hair changes among three shots. 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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Gloomy Crime Film
26 April 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In 1991, In New York, Matt Scudder (Liam Neeson) is an alcoholic police detective. In 1999, Scudder is retired from the police and is a private investigator without license. When his comrade Peter Kristo (Boyd Holbrook) from the rehab invites him to visit his brother Kenny Kristo (Dan Stevens), who is a drug dealer, Scudder learns that Kenny's wife Ann Carrie Kristo (Razane Jammal) had been abducted and cut into pieces by the kidnappers. Now Kenny wants to find the killer to revenge. Scudder initially refuses the case but then he accepts to investigate. Soon he finds that the killers have murdered other women connected to drug dealers and they get their files from the DEA. When the fourteen year-old daughter of a drug dealer is also kidnapped, Scudder heads up a group to rescue the teenager.

"A Walk among the Tombstones" is a gloomy crime film developed in slow pace, but with a complex story. The plot is realistic and the viewer follows Scudder investigation. The screenplay does not have a plot point with surprising revelations or action scenes; indeed it is indeed old- fashioned. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Caçada Mortal" ("Deadly Hunt")


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