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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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Jon Avnet

Writer:

Russell Gewirtz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert De Niro ... Turk
Al Pacino ... Rooster
50 Cent ... Spider (as Curtis Jackson)
Carla Gugino ... Karen Corelli
John Leguizamo ... Det. Simon Perez
Donnie Wahlberg ... Det. Ted Riley
Brian Dennehy ... Hingis
Trilby Glover ... Jessica
Saidah Arrika Ekulona Saidah Arrika Ekulona ... Gwen Darvis
Alan Rosenberg ... Stein
Sterling K. Brown ... Rogers
Barry Primus ... Prosky
Melissa Leo ... Cheryl Brooks
Alan Blumenfeld ... Martin Baum
Oleg Taktarov ... 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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"There's nothing wrong with a little shooting as long as the right people get shot" [UK] 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Russian

Release Date:

12 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Las dos caras de la ley See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

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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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Overture Films paid a little over twelve million dollars for the American distribution rights, beating out Warner Brothers Pictures and Universal Pictures, who also put in bids of over ten million dollars. See more »

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About 25 minutes in, a man in red trousers walks along the sidewalk. The same shot repeats about 10 minutes later. See more »

Quotes

[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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Il Trovatore - Tacea la Notte
Written by Giuseppe Verdi
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Watch,Only if you want to see the Giants!!!
7 October 2008 | by imdbfriendSee all my reviews

Certainly not the best platform for seasoned powerhouse performers Pacino and De Niro, but hey seeing these two together is in itself a treat, no matter what. Although the plot was not that bad at all and neither was the treatment but then not a kind of movie for these two giants to meet. I must also admit if it was not for these actors I wouldn't have bothered myself in watching this movie. OK, so my comment so far doesn't justify my rating. But I have a good reason for spending valuable 7 on this movie: Screen presence of Niro and Pacino (Duh!!)

Both actors got chance to show some of their usual character traits they are famous for, dark side, shouting, swearing. My God they still got it, they are still as hungry as before and yes they are old and it shows on their body but I mean common, just throw them right script, and right team.

Plot was interesting with a good twist, but again not any special.

Good attempt by director with occasional use of some witty dialogs.

Overall it was entertaining, even more so to see these two performers together.

I would not recommend it unless you want to see Niro and Pacino in action together.

Sorry guys for very bias comment, but can't help. I just wish to see these two greats together in one movie which will be a pure treat to movie fans. I am not sure if that will happen anytime now, but still have to start somewhere so here's a wish.


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