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 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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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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Fabulous
Written by George Acogny, Kamil Rustam, Raven Williams
Performed by Raven Williams (as Raven "Majia" Williams)
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Biblical Calling Cards
15 March 2011 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

If The Ministers had a point to make, it didn't make it with me. After watching the film, I'm still puzzled as to what exactly it was all about.

Young Florencia Lozano loses her detective father Benny Nieves in what was a hit carried out by two hooded men who have killed before and leave these Bible tracts at the scenes of their crimes. Years later she is now a detective partnered with Harvey Keitel who was her father's partner and her supervising detective is Wanda DeJesus who was trained by Lozano's father.

The two killers known as The Ministers are also accused in the shooting deaths of a whole drug crew, a rather bloody bit of business that Sam Peckinpah would have been glad to choreograph. The two Ministers are played by John Leguizamo in a dual role as twins. One of the twins was badly burned in an apartment house fire as a child.

In fact Leguizamo has a whole agenda of scores to settle, but he also gets himself involved with Lozano, the non-scarred twin that is.

The Ministers has a confused message, a whole lot of violence and not a lot of rational sense to the plot. Seems a terrible waste of a lot of talented people.


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Release Date:

16 October 2009 (USA) See more »

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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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1.85 : 1
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