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We Own the Night (2007)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bobby Green
... Amada Juarez
... Jumbo Falsetti
... Vadim Nezhinski
... Pavel Lubyarsky
... Freddie (as Dominic Colon)
... Bloodied Patron (as Joe D'Onofrio)
... Kalina Buzhayev
... Marat Buzhayev
... Joseph Grusinsky
... Sandra Grusinsky
... Spiro Giavannis
... Burt Grusinsky
... Michael Solo
... Russell De Keifer
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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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One family on opposite sides of the law... Two brothers about to collide. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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

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12 October 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La nuit nous appartient  »

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$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,826,287, 14 October 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$28,563,179, 15 November 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$54,926,886, 31 December 2007
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Sony bought the film for a reported eleven million dollars. See more »

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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

Joseph Grusinsky: Why don't you go back to your little Puerto Rican girlfriend?
Bobby Green: I will go back to my fucking Puerto Rican girlfriend!
Joseph Grusinsky: Yeah?
Bobby Green: Yeah, you keep thinking about my girlfriend while you're fucking your fat fucking wife!
Joseph Grusinsky: You motherfucker!
[darts for Bobby]
Bobby Green: Get the fuck off of me! You motherfucker!
Joseph Grusinsky: Get off of me! You motherfucker.
[is taken off of Bobby]
Joseph Grusinsky: I'm done with you!
[...]
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References Lost Highway (1997) 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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Awesome movie but don't expect to see an unofficial Departed sequel
14 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

We Own The Night is a great crime drama. That's crime drama not crime action. Jame Gray does a great job directing this film. Gray should see some more directorial work very soon. He is one of the best underrated directors today. However don't come to the theater expecting to see an unofficial Departed sequel. You won't see it because this movie has a different style and flow. It's not as action packed as The Departed. This movie does not need a ton of action to hold your attention though. We Own The Night focuses on it's characters and their relationships in order to hold your attention. You will see some action but don't come into this movie expecting to see Die Hard or The Departed. If you come into the movie expecting to see a deep look into how characters deal with life changing events you will not be disappointed. Overall this movie deserves a solid 9.


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