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Righteous Kill (2008)

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Two veteran New York City detectives work on a case of serial executions of criminals who escaped justice.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Turk
... Rooster
... Spider (as Curtis Jackson)
... Karen Corelli
... Det. Simon Perez
... Det. Ted Riley
... Hingis
... Jessica
... Gwen Darvis
... Stein
... Rogers
... Prosky
... Cheryl Brooks
... Martin Baum
... Yevgeny Mugalat
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Storyline

Turk and Rooster, two aging NYPD detectives and longtime partners, are hunting a serial killer who is murdering sociopathic criminals. They both have personal issues, and when they start working with a younger investigative team, Perez and Riley, tensions between the two teams is inevitable, especially since Turk is now living with Perez's ex-girlfriend, also a homicide detective. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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The most acclaimed actors of our time in the film event of the year. See more »


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Rated R for violence, pervasive language, some sexuality and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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12 September 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Las dos caras de la ley  »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,288,361, 14 September 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$40,081,410

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,460,699
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Robert De Niro and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson appeared in Freelancers (2012) and Last Vegas (2013). Although De Niro had a leading role in all three, Jackson had just a minor role in Last Vegas (2013), playing himself. See more »

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During the opening credits, Turk and Rooster fire H&K MP5 submachine guns, but then we see 5.56 rifle casings falling. The MP5 usually fires 9mm pistol rounds. They're rarely used by police, 10mm and .40SW variants exist. See more »

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[first lines]
Rooster: One, between the eye!
Turk: Two, between the eye!
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After the credits, the sound of a train is heard. See more »

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References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

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La Traviata - Libiamo N'e Liete Calici
Written by Giuseppe Verdi
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What a Waste
15 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

I cannot think of a bigger waste of talent.

We had Pacino & De Niro in the Godfather II, one of the greatest films of all time, but they were never seen together in the same scene. Then came "Heat" in 1999 which starred both actors, but STILL they were not in the same scene at the same time (check the editing of the coffee house scene; the parts were filmed separately).

So now, we have them, finally, in a movie in which they are in the same place at the same time, and they SUCK!! What a waste. Jon Avnet should be shot. The writer should be drawn and quartered. and most importantly, the two leads should not be allowed back in Hollywood. I cannot believe the studio would waste their time and money releasing this dribble.


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