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The Drop (2014)

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Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.


Michaël R. Roskam


Dennis Lehane (screenplay), Dennis Lehane (short story "Animal Rescue")
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hardy ... Bob
Noomi Rapace ... Nadia
James Gandolfini ... Cousin Marv
Matthias Schoenaerts ... Eric Deeds
John Ortiz ... Detective Torres
Elizabeth Rodriguez ... Detective Romsey
Michael Aronov ... Chovka
Morgan Spector ... Andre
Michael Esper ... Rardy
Ross Bickell Ross Bickell ... Father Regan
James Frecheville ... Fitz
Tobias Segal ... Briele
Patricia Squire Patricia Squire ... Millie
Ann Dowd ... Dottie
Chris Sullivan ... Jimmy


Follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters - "money drops" - in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv, Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost. Written by Polly_Kat

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong violence and pervasive language. | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


While shooting the movie, Matthias Schoenaerts gave Noomi Rapace the script of Alive Alone, a film in which they would play a couple, but Schoenaerts dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. See more »


When Bob is pouring Eric a drink his hand changes position on the bottle with each camera angle. See more »


[first lines]
Bob: [narrating] There are places in my neighborhood no one ever thinks about. You see them every day and every day you forget about them. These are the places where all the things happen that people are *not* allowed to see. You see, in Brooklyn, money changes hands all night long. It's just not the kind you can deposit in a bank. All that money needs to end up somewhere. They call it a drop bar. A bar the bosses choose randomly each night to be the safe for an entire city. You never ...
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A good crime film
18 September 2015 | by alindsay-alSee all my reviews

With this being James gandolfinis last ever performance I was interested in seeing the drop. The premise of this film sees a couple of cousins run a drop bar for the mafia when a robbery happens it leads to one problem after another. Yom hardy is one of the best actors in Hollywood and he is great in this film. It's a very understated performance but you see the emotion and pain in his character and he is a fascinating character. James gandolfini is fantastic in this film with his performance. His facial expressions sells his performance and you feel the pain in his character. Noomi rapace is good in this film as Hardy's love interest and she added to allot to the film and Hardy's character. The villains were pretty good and creepy too even if they were a bit underdeveloped. The story had some good mystery to it and a good romance. However, there are allot of turns that you don't really care about and your wondering what's going on in the film. The script has some good dramatic moments and dialogue. But sometimes it becomes hard to understand and there is no humour at all. The style is very gritty and dark which really works. But the pacing of the film is a bit off and can make it feel a bit too long. Overall this is is a good film that if you like gangster films you will probably enjoy.

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Release Date:

12 September 2014 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


$12,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,104,552, 14 September 2014

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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