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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

Writer:

Franc. Reyes
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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 ... 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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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Connections

References Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) See more »

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Fabulous
Written by George Acogny, Kamil Rustam, Raven Williams
Performed by Raven Williams (as Raven "Majia" Williams)
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Not A Complete Failure, But Almost
18 October 2013 | by LeonLouisRicciSee all my reviews

Barely Watchable and Almost Average Movie that is a Jumble of Laments on Religion, Revenge, Retribution, Loss, and other Such Things. The Cringe Factor is Close at hand and the Intrigue Waivers while the Sporadic Violence is just there.

What must have at first seemed a Challenge for Leguizamo seems Unattainable as Each Twin is Underplayed as to Their Respective Good/Damaged Characters. The rest of the Cast is Hit and Miss and the Plot, when it doesn't Veer off Course, is Interesting Enough to Maintain some Mild Musings as to Motive and Hidden Realities.

Overall it is not a Complete Failure but doesn't Amount to Much after all is Said and Done. In Fact, the Ending may be the Weakest Part in this Weak Film, although there are some other Vapid Sub-Plots that might also be a Contender.


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Country:

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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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Dolby Digital

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Color (FotoKem)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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