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Horsemen (2009)

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A recently widowed detective still grieving over his wife's death discovers a shocking connection between a serial killing spree and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

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Jonas Åkerlund

Writer:

Dave Callaham (as David Callaham)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Quaid ... Aidan Breslin
Ziyi Zhang ... Kristin
Lou Taylor Pucci ... Alex Breslin
Clifton Collins Jr. ... Stingray
Barry Shabaka Henley ... Tuck
Patrick Fugit ... Corey
Eric Balfour ... Taylor
Paul Dooley ... Father Whiteleather
Thomas Mitchell ... Thug
Liam James ... Sean Breslin
Chelcie Ross ... Police Chief Krupa
Manfred Maretzki Manfred Maretzki ... Bob
Arne MacPherson ... Navratil
David Dastmalchian ... Terrence
Peter Stormare ... David Spitz
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Storyline

Aidan Breslin is a bitter detective emotionally distanced from his two young sons following the untimely death of his devoted wife. While investigating a series of murders of rare violence, he discovers a terrifying link between a chain of murders and the Biblical prophecies concerning the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: War, Famine, Pestilence, and Conquest. Written by anonymous

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Rated R for grisly and disturbing content, some sexual images and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 2009 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,405,815
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jonas Åkerlund's original plan was to use real devotees of suspension - the S&M practice depicted in the film - as the murder victims. However, he soon encountered all sorts of issues with Health & Safety over the spilling of real human blood (an unavoidable consequence of having hooks pierced into skin) so opted for prosthetics instead. See more »

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(at around 1 min) The main character runs into the bathroom, fills the sink with water, and puts his head in it. With the underwater camera you see he gets his hair wet but when he pulls his head out of the water his hair is dry. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Det. Aidan J. Breslin: Hi there.
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References Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves (2005) See more »

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The Last Time We Talked
Performed by The Hummingbirds
Written by Rachel Lynn Hercula [BMI] and Stephen Grant Wood [BMI]
Published by Laughing Coyote Music [BMI]
By arrangement through pigFACTORY USA LLC./The Talent House
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Doesn't hold a candle to the movies it copied
13 May 2009 | by MovieMaddisSee all my reviews

The Horsemen touts itself as another serial killer cat and mouse and admirably attempts to mix in several sub-genres including torture, exotic piercing, plot twists, and even a silence of the lambs (more Primal Fear in execution) style prison exchange. What transpires is unfortunately a lot of set pieces that don't add a lot to the whole. Dennis Quaid has always been fun to watch and has had several noteworthy performances (my fav will always be Savior). Here he struggles to play a hardened detective reminiscent of Al Pacino in Insomnia, his lines are forced, he is simply a poor casting choice for this role. He never reaches believability as the detective, and the dramatic subterfuge of a single dad with 2 kids is laid on so thick, he never sloshes out of the muck long enough to fill either role. The plot is OK, fairly standard shake on a playful serial killer vs cop movie, but the dialog is simply horrible. The lines are terribly cliché' and the actors, while capable, are just waiting for there time to speak, never fully absorbed into the movie. This will likely go to video soon where it may attract an easy to please crowd but ultimately does not hold a candle to any of the movies it copied.

Maddis


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