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Pride and Glory (2008)

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A family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law. For Ray, the truth is revelatory, a Pandora's Box that threatens to upend not only the Tierney legacy but the entire NYPD.

Director:

Gavin O'Connor

Writers:

Joe Carnahan (screenplay), Gavin O'Connor (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Farrell ... Jimmy Egan
Edward Norton ... Ray Tierney
Jon Voight ... Francis Tierney, Sr.
Noah Emmerich ... Francis Tierney, Jr.
Jennifer Ehle ... Abby Tierney
John Ortiz ... Ruben Santiago
Frank Grillo ... Eddie Carbone
Shea Whigham ... Kenny Dugan
Lake Bell ... Megan Egan
Carmen Ejogo ... Tasha
Manny Perez ... Coco Dominguez
Wayne Duvall ... Bill Avery
Ramon Rodriguez ... Angel Tezo
Rick Gonzalez ... Eladio Casado
Maximiliano Hernández ... Carlos Bragon (as Maximiliano Hernandez)
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Storyline

A family of police officers - patriarch, two sons, and a son-in-law - deals with corruption in a precinct in Washington Heights. Four officers die in an ambush at a drug dealer's apartment. It's brother Francis's precinct, so when the investigation led by brother Ray finds hints of police corruption, there's pressure to close ranks and save Frankie's career. Dad, a police brass, promises Ray that he and Frankie can clean things up, and Ray should focus on catching the drug dealer who killed the cops. Meanwhile, brother-in-law Jimmy, a hothead and an enforcer, is visited at home by a lowlife. Is Jimmy involved in the corruption? Where can this take the family? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Brother in Law or Brothers in Law See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language and brief drug content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

24 October 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pride & Glory See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,262,396, 26 October 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,709,385, 7 December 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,440,721, 11 December 2008
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Gavin O'Connor did re-writes on the script throughout filming. See more »

Goofs

The video in the interrogation by IAB was shot using a widescreen video camera, but when it's watched on TV, it's 4:3. See more »

Quotes

Ray Tierney: Have a few nips this evening, pop?
Francis Tierney Sr: I had a glass of scotch, officer.
Ray Tierney: Just one, huh?
Francis Tierney Sr: I used that same glass, yeah.
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Crazy Credits

In memory of ERIC HERNANDEZ See more »

Connections

References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

The Open Reel
Written by Gregory Grene
Performed and Arranged by The Prodigals
Courtesy of Grab! Entertainment
By Arrangement with Pen Music Group, Inc.
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More True Than Some Want To Know
26 October 2008 | by nyshrinkSee all my reviews

I haven't seen a lot of cop movies, so perhaps that's why I didn't find this picture "formulaic" as some have called it. I did find aspects of the film familiar, but for a different reason: I have been a resident of New York City for some time now; I have known law enforcement officers, and I think this was a realistic movie (except for the large number of murders, but hey, it's a movie). Many scenes of this film were quite reminiscent to me of stories I heard from a (former) corrupt cop I used to know.

I appreciated the fact this film showed the characters as human beings with families. I am tired of films that show both heroes and villains without back stories. I'm sure there are younger film-goers who would have preferred a more comic-book like movie...you'll grow out of that.

I liked the way the film ended. It brought in another dimension to the human drama.

Overall, this film is gripping, well acted, well directed and has an integrity to it that is often missing in films these days.


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