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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.

Director:

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 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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Four victims. Four painful secrets. See more »


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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:

The Horseman See more »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Neal McDonough was originally cast as Krupa and shot all of his scenes. After almost a year there were reshoots in Chicago which involved all McDonough's scenes; he was not available so Chelcie Ross replaced him. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Detective R. Rodriguez (Clifton Collins Jr.) is reading "the great day of his wrath has come" from his monitor to Detective A. Breslin (both are seating at their desks), Breslin's monitor is off, yet a few seconds later you can see someone's AIM buddy list on it. See more »

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[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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Big Bopper
Performed by Stephen O'Neill
Published by NorthStar Music Publishing Ltd. (PRS)
By arrangement through pigFACTORY USA LLC. /Platinum Music Publishing
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7even goes emo
5 July 2009 | by sideriteSee all my reviews

What is happening to Dennis Quaid? Seriously now, he is playing the role of the distant father more and more and he plays in worse and worse movies. I like the guy! Cast him in something decent!

As for the movie, it kind of sucked. I mean, the mythos behind the killings was shabby, the police-work ridiculous and, worst of all, I could not relate to ANY of the characters except Dennis Quaid's one... part of the time. And the casting just reveals too much.

Bottom line: if you take Seven, you make it a lot less gruesome, you add cardboard policemen and even cardboard villains, you dumb it down considerably, then you get The Horsemen. Gave it a 6 only for Zhang's efforts on speaking English.


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