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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 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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

Gross USA:

$26,307,600
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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Trivia

Ruth Wilson was cast as Jo Durkin (who is a male character in the books), and filmed all of her scenes as Liam Neeson's partner. But, Director Scott Frank felt that Neeson's character should be a loner, so all of Wilson's scenes were cut. See more »

Goofs

Green-Wood Cemetery is locked and patrolled by security at night; they could not just drive in at 10:30pm for a confrontation with the kidnappers. 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 The Maltese Falcon (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Liked it for a late-summer afternoon
30 September 2014 | by Mary444See all my reviews

Liam Neeson delivers as a brooding, hulking ex-cop on a mission. It's always a treat to see Liam command every scene. There's something about his walk - as the director took great aim in capturing. Walking and brooding against fences, walls, and buildings. A determined walk. This movie is a clever and engaging thriller/mystery with a mesmerizing star. Surprising was the metamorphosis of Dan Stevens into a tormented under-world character. Olafir Olafsson also commands every scene as another tormented soul. Brian "Astro" Bradley is compelling as the young teen. What was most intriguing was Eric Nelsen, who evokes disgust at his life choices, yet compassion. He has the face of an angel and yet conveyed torment about his life choices. I liked the movie for a late-summer thriller/murder-mystery stroll into the theaters!


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