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R.I.P.D. (2013)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 19 July 2013 (USA)
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A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him.

Director:

Robert Schwentke

Writers:

Phil Hay (screenplay by), Matt Manfredi (screenplay by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Bridges ... Roy
Ryan Reynolds ... Nick
Kevin Bacon ... Hayes
Mary-Louise Parker ... Proctor
Stephanie Szostak ... Julia
James Hong ... Nick's Avatar
Marisa Miller ... Roy's Avatar
Robert Knepper ... Stanley Nawicki
Mike O'Malley ... Elliot
Devin Ratray ... Pulaski
Larry Joe Campbell ... Officer Murphy
Michael Coons ... Detective in Locker Room
Christina Everett Christina Everett ... R.I.P.D. Evidence Clerk
Michael Tow ... R.I.P.D. Evidence Clerk
Lonnie Farmer Lonnie Farmer ... Proctor's Avatar
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Storyline

After Nick is murdered by his own partner, he joins the Rest in Peace Department to protect the world from the undeads. While working with his new partner, many undeads are seen gathering in Boston. Soon he realizes that someone close to him is behind all a plot to bring on the apocalypse. Written by Immanuel A.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Defending our world one soul at a time See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, sci-fi/fantasy action, some sensuality, and language including sex references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

R.I.P.D. See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,691,415, 21 July 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$33,618,855

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,324,220
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Towards the end of the movie Roy (Jeff Bridges) says "Reminds me of Main Street in Dodge. They picked the wrong man to have a stand off with, I invented this shit" before walking into the street and having a Wild West quick draw duel with a couple of Dead-O's. The only recorded true life quick draw shoot out in the Old West involved Dodge City Marshal James Butler 'Wild Bill' Hickock on Main Street in Dodge City, Kansas. Jeff Bridges previously played Hickock in "Wild Bill" (1995) and also strongly resembles an older version of that historical character in this movie. See more »

Goofs

At the actual weight of gold, the Staff of Jericho would have collapsed the roof of the building. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Nick: You think *you've* had a bad day at work? I think I got you beat.
[big fat monster guy crashes through]
Nick: That's not me.
[Roy taking chase]
Nick: Nope, that's my partner.
Pulaski: Suck it!
Nick: There I am. Three or four days ago, I didn't know this world existed. But three or four days ago, I wasn't in the Rest In Peace Department...
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Crazy Credits

As the primary cast is first being shown, the names are accompanied by images relevant to their characters: Roy's ten-gallon hat, Proctor's white boots, Hayes' St. Christopher's medal, etc. See more »

Connections

References Men in Black (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

The Better Man
Music by Jeff Bridges and T Bone Burnett
Lyrics by Jeff Bridges, T Bone Burnett, Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi, Robert Schwentke
Performed by Jeff Bridges
Produced by T Bone Burnett
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Far better than the critics claim
3 August 2013 | by BloodyLanceSee all my reviews

Yes, it's formulaic in some areas. As a writer, I could see several of the plot elements more or less from the beginning. But this movie isn't intended to be complex, or at an "Avenger" level in terms of characterization. It's just plain good summer fun, with an interesting cast and a lot of laughs. Jeff Bridges is priceless, and he & Ryan Reynolds work well together. Ryan, with his trademark choirboy looks and deadpan delivery, is definitely watchable. Mary Louise Parker, with a scarily perky character who gets to chew the scenery with a load of offbeat lines, is wonderful as the Proctor.

Some reviewers seem to insist on portraying the film as a poor man's ripoff of Men In Black, or Ghostbusters. It's neither. It's just a fun, wisecracking film based on a well known genre comic from independent publisher Dark Horse. Go, have some popcorn, laugh a lot, and enjoy the summer.


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