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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

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To protect and serve the living 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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Not screened in advance for critics. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, Nick's red car collides with a locked metal gate and breaks it open. In the next shot, the car is undamaged. 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 »

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References Ghost (1990) 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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An effective spoof of the Men-In-Black genre.
1 August 2013 | by PWNYCNYSee all my reviews

Foghorn Leghorn comes alive in the person of Roy in this hilarious spoof of the Men in Black series. After reading a slew of reviews that trashed this movie, I decided to watch the movie and judge for myself. Apparently, what I watched significantly differed from what these other reviewers had seen. This movie is obviously a spoof on the Men-In-Black movies, with Jeff Bridges reprieving his Rooster Cogburn role, this time in a character named Roy, with highly amusing results. Indeed at times Bridges performance is hilarious as he and his sidekick Nick bicker and exchange taunts and insults when not destroying "Deadies" who have escaped back to earth. Although Ryan Reynolds co-stars, Bridges dominates the movie. His performance is so strong that he overshadows every other cast member in the movie. Although some of the special effects are cheesy and most of the story is hokey and contrived, such as the love interest between Nick and his wife which really stretches literary license to the limit, the movie nevertheless is engaging and keeps the audience's attention. This is the case because despite his gruffness, Roy is an engaging character. Mary Louise Parker and Kevin Bacon perform wonderfully in supporting roles, with Parker demonstrating a talent for dead-pan humor and Bacon playing a bad guy with much effectiveness. Furthermore, the movie ends on an upbeat note, with the two main characters having resolved the interpersonal issues that had initially strained their relationship. Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds work well together; also, Bridges sings two songs, revealing an excellent singing voice. If one is expecting a sci-fi classic, you will be disappointed. But if one is expecting a well-crafted comedy that will keep you entertained, then you will be gratified.


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