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The Ministers (2009)

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A NYPD detective attempts to avenge the death of her father, but unwittingly becomes involved with one of his killers.

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Franc. Reyes

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Franc. Reyes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Leguizamo ... Dante / Perfecto
Harvey Keitel ... Joseph Bruno
Florencia Lozano ... Celeste Santana
Diane Venora ... Gina Santana
Wanda De Jesus ... Captain Diaz
Manny Perez ... Detective Manso
Saul Stein ... Detective Demarco
Benny Nieves ... Alberto Santana
Luis Antonio Ramos ... Carlos Rojas
Raquel Castro ... Nereida
Tammy Trull ... Liz
Raquel Jordan Raquel Jordan ... Alma
Alex Luria ... Dante / Perfecto 23 years old
Gabriella Fanuele Gabriella Fanuele ... Celeste 18 years old (as Gabriella Loren)
Josh Segarra ... Luis
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Storyline

In New York, Detective Alberto Santana comes with his partner Joseph Bruno to meet his wife Gina and his daughter Celeste to celebrate her eighteenth birthday. Out of the blue, Alberto is shot in his head on the sidewalk by a man wearing a hood that delivers a religious message from the Lord. Many years later, Celeste is a detective of the New York Police Department and partner of Joe Bruno. When the crooks Alden and Jeff Kane, who had torched their buildings to receive the insurance, are released from prison, they are executed by two criminals in the same modus operandi of detective Santana, and the police department concludes that they are the same killers. Lieutenant Diaz assigns Detective Manso and Detective Demarco from narcotics to investigate the case, for the deception of Celeste. Then the drug dealer Chino and his gang are executed in Manhattan's Lower East Side by the killers Dante and his deformed and deranged twin brother Perfecto, and Lieutenant Diaz teams up Joe and ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A titkos rend See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,844, 18 October 2009

Gross USA:

$4,447

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,447
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (FotoKem)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Fabulous
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A Frank Reyes Film!
25 January 2010 | by vilj-1See all my reviews

When one watches a Frank Reyes film, one knows the movie will be entertaining and there will be plenty of action. Reyes is a disciple of John Singleton. One watches his films for entertainment and for escapism, nothing more. Thirteen years after her father was slain, and now a New York City homicide detective, she (the lead actress) sets out to discover the truth behind the gruesome murder. The movie has a kind of religious theme and is a psychological thriller with a nice arc from start to finish. Great acting from John Leguizamo, Harvey Keitel and Wanda De Jesus, who is a "regular" from Reyes films. Don't analyze every frame, just take it for what it is and sit back and enjoy the film.


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