A New York City nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian Mafia hitmen.

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James Gray

Writer:

James Gray
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joaquin Phoenix ... Bobby Green
Eva Mendes ... Amada Juarez
Danny Hoch ... Jumbo Falsetti
Alex Veadov ... Vadim Nezhinski
Oleg Taktarov ... Pavel Lubyarsky
Dominic Colón ... Freddie (as Dominic Colon)
Joseph D'Onofrio ... Bloodied Patron (as Joe D'Onofrio)
Elena Solovey ... Kalina Buzhayev
Moni Moshonov ... Marat Buzhayev
Mark Wahlberg ... Joseph Grusinsky
Maggie Kiley ... Sandra Grusinsky
Paul Herman ... Spiro Giavannis
Robert Duvall ... Burt Grusinsky
Antoni Corone ... Michael Solo
Craig Walker ... Russell De Keifer
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Storyline

Brooklyn, 1988. Crime is rife, especially drugs and drug violence. A Russian thug is building his heroin trade, while everyone laughs at the cops. Brothers have chosen different paths: Joe has followed his father Bert into New York's Finest; he's a rising star. Bobby, who uses his mother's maiden name, manages a club. Bobby too is on the rise: he has a new girlfriend and a green-light to develop a Manhattan club. Joe and Bert ask him to help with intelligence gathering; he declines. Then, Joe raids Bobby's club to arrest the Russian. From there, things spiral out of control: the Russian puts out a hit on Joe, personal losses mount, and Bobby's loyalties face the test. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Two brothers. Divided by law. Bound by loyalty. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, drug material, language, some sexual content and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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The film focuses on the relationship between two brothers, one who lives a dubious lifestyle and the other who leads a very respectable, law-abiding life. This theme is also present in one of James Gray's earlier films, Little Odessa (1994). See more »

Goofs

NYPD police academy graduations are held at Madison Square Garden and in the late eighties, would likely have had a minimum of 2000 graduating officers. In the film, the graduation is depicted in a much smaller venue, with only several hundred officers present. See more »

Quotes

Burt Grusinsky: If you piss in your pants, you only stay warm for so long.
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Referenced in Diablo III: Reaper of Souls (2014) See more »

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A Little Bit of Soap
Written by Bert Berns (as Bert Russell Berns)
Performed by The Jarmels
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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i saw it tonight! AMAZING
3 October 2007 | by bree123See all my reviews

I loved everything about this movie. drama, action, love, loss, grief, anger and so much more. The actors really take you there and your heart beats as fast as their's and you're scared just as much as they are and you feel their pain and sadness and the movie is just amazing and i cant wait to see it so many more times at more college prescreenings and when it comes out in theaters all over! James Gray s awesome too, he's the writer and the director. he was at the screening i was at tonight and talked and he's such a great guy and he takes so much time to research and his emotion and passion for the story is very much shown and appreciated.

go see it right away, i know i will be seeing it again and again


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USA

Language:

English | Russian | Spanish

Release Date:

12 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

We Own the Night See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,826,287, 14 October 2007

Gross USA:

$28,563,179

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$55,033,767
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