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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.

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Michaël R. Roskam

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Dennis Lehane (screenplay), Dennis Lehane (short story "Animal Rescue")
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Cast

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 ... Millie
Ann Dowd ... Dottie
Chris Sullivan ... Jimmy
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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

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

12 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Animal Rescue See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,104,552, 12 September 2014

Gross USA:

$10,724,389
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2.35 : 1
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Cinematography based on the artist George Bellows. See more »

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At the movies end Bob and Nadia are in Nadia's front yard. It's right after the Super Bowl, which is usually at the end of January, but the forsythia is clearly in bloom which happens in the spring.

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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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tense, dark, and James Gandolfini's last performance
4 December 2015 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini, Naomi Rapace, and Matthias Schoenaerts star in "The Drop" from 2014. With a script written by Dennis Lehane, good direction by Michael R. Roskam, and brilliant acting, this is an excellent film.

Bob Saginowski (Hardy) works at a bar formerly owned by his cousin Marv (Gandolfini), now mob-run, which means that every once in a while, the bar is the drop for the mob's collections.

When masked men hold up the bar and get $5,000, Bob has to find a way to make it up - it's the night's take; the mob money was already collected. To the chagrin of Marv, Bob tells a police detective (John Ortiz) a little too much, giving him a clue to finding the crooks.

When Bob finds a pit bull puppy in the trash, he befriends the woman who lives in the house, Nadia (Rapace) who tends to the dog, which is wounded, and helps Bob buy supplies, etc.

Then a man shows up, a psycho named Eric Deeds (Matthias Schoenaerts), claiming that the dog is his and wanting him back. Bob refuses. One night he realizes Deeds has been in his house; then he finds out that he has a connection with Nadia.

This is the story of two pit bulls - Bob and his dog, Rocco. I'm assuming the script was written with the impression that pit bulls are vicious. Pit bulls are not inherently vicious; they are trained to be, and even then, they can be retrained and make great pets. Pit bulls want to please their masters. Watch Pit Bulls and Parolees some time.

Anyway, the script wasn't written with that in mind, but with the mistaken reputation of pit bulls, I think. Bob is a quiet man who comes off as sweet and unassuming, but inside he has a strength no one could believe from his exterior. And Rocco, an adorable pup, beaten and thrown in the trash, has the right stuff as well, surviving a miserable beginning.

Tom Hardy is magnificent as Bob - totally American; he is truly film's male chameleon, believable as a quiet bartender who tries to stay out of the way.

Gandolfini, in his last performance, is great - he has a monologue toward the end of the film that is quite powerful - he's a man who has seen his dreams shattered and chosen the wrong road. Rapace is perfect a Nadia, a wounded woman who wants to be close but whose suspicions get in the way. As Eric Deeds, Matthias Schoenaerts will keep you on the edge of your seat. He speaks softly but you're never sure what he's going to do next.

I think the performances are better than the film and raise it to a higher level. It's a good movie, and a dark one, but in the hands of other actors could easily have been written off, given that the story is derivative.

"The Drop" is a must see if you're a James Gandolfini fan and to see the amazing Tom Hardy. And Rocco, a puppy star.


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