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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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"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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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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While staking out Martin Baum (Alan Blumenfeld) as a potential suspect, Riley (Donnie Wahlberg) and Perez (John Leguizamo) talk about Turk's marksmanship scores, remarking about his skill and accuracy while saying "Even Berkowitz put a couple in the Corinthian leather." This is a reference to David Berkowitz, also known as the "Son of Sam", who was a serial killer who targeted young women with dark hair. In the Spike Lee movie, Summer of Sam (1999), John Leguizamo starred as a resident in a movie about the infamous Son of Sam, real name of David Berkowitz, and his effect on the citizens of a small neighborhood in New York City. See more »

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At the beginning, in the shooting gallery, the first targets being winched backwards alternate between intact and bullet-ridden. 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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References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

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Nocturne
Written by Stephen Edwards
Published by Source in Sync Music (ASCAP)/Engine Co 35 Music Publishing (ASCAP)
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What a complete waste of time and money!
21 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film yesterday afternoon thinking about how great was going to be seeing Robert De Niro and Al Pacino acting together, but the truth is that I felt very disappointed.

Actually, since the very beginning of the film I realize it was a complete waste of time and money, of course, because I bought it.

I can't help wondering how could Al and Robert make a film like this? Didn't they see that the script was horrible and predictable? In conclusion, "Righteous Kill" is the best example of that kind of film that seems to be good but at the end, it is absolutely disappointing. It is clear that I don't recommend it.


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