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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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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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One family on opposite sides of the law... Two brothers about to collide. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

12 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La nuit nous appartient See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film originated at Warner Brothers, and was briefly acquired by Universal. 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

Joseph Grusinsky: I don't need any more guns in my life, that's for sure. But you should have one to be safe. It's better to be judged by twelve than carried by six.
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Soundtracks

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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talented actors can't overcome sub par material
24 December 2007 | by Special-K88See all my reviews

Well-cast but prolonged and stagnant police thriller focuses on two brothers on opposite sides of the law in late 1980s Brooklyn. Although raised the son of a well-respected police chief, nightclub owner Bobby Green has chosen to lead a reckless life of sex and drugs. Meanwhile, his brother Captain Jacob Grusinksy has found success following in the footsteps of his father, that is until he falls victim to a random, near-fatal shooting. As the investigation to find the shooter only grows more personal, the two brothers decide to join forces despite their opposing lifestyles. Mild, forgettable cop flick has an intriguing story but little suspense or surprises in this overlong, garrulous script; material is far from compelling and only made worthwhile by a good cast that isn't given much to do. **


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