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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

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 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 »

Goofs

A few minutes before the end, TJ is talking to Scudder from his cell phone. He tells Scudder that the Brooklyn house where the bad guys live is near the intersection of Church Avenue and 53rd Street, and Scudder replies "That's in Boro Park". Wrong. A section of 53rd Street does pass through Boro Park, but 53rd Street doesn't intersect Church Avenue anywhere. Church Avenue actually intersects East 53rd Street in the East Flatbush area, several miles from Boro Park. 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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Carrie-Anne
Words and Music by Allan Clarke, Tony Hicks and Graham Nash
© Universal - Songs of PolyGram Int., Inc. on behalf of Gratto Music Ltd. (BMI)
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Intense, Enjoyable, Old-fashioned and Watchable Psycho-thriller
20 September 2014 | by michael-sengwahSee all my reviews

Doubting whether audiences do really know the existence of this crime film due to poor marketing, Liam Neeson's name alone however has no problem at all to draw a solid walk-ins, and surprisingly it turns out to be a compelling story compared to his previous roles. Unlike the other same genre, this does not filled with action-packed scenes, but progresses steadily and methodically in details just like a real investigation in daily life, making it appears to be a chilling drama thriller. Not much of plot twists, but certain creepy moments with solid scores, riveting performance from the hero himself and the supporting casts, nasty and eerie crime heavily based on drugs and alcohol, the surprisingly "muted" ending style are more than enough to guarantee an intense, enjoyable, old-fashioned and watchable psycho- thriller.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Urdu | Russian

Release Date:

19 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Walk Among the Tombstones See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Mainland China Censored Version)

Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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