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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

Writers:

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
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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 | Thriller

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

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The film is set in Brooklyn, New York and with American characters, but 3 of the 4 main actors are Europeans. Tom Hardy is British, Noomi Rapace is Swedish and Matthias Schoenaerts is Belgian. James Gandolfini is the only American among them. See more »

Goofs

At 1:02:30, after Bob says goodnight to Nadia, he is seen walking away from the camera with the fence to his left and the street to his right. In the next seen he is seen walking towards the camera with the fence to his right and the street to his left. See more »

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[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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Featured in The Drop: Rocco the Dog (2015) See more »

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Little Clocks
Written and Performed by Zachary Kibbee
Courtesy of Platform Music Group
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7.5/10
12 February 2015 | by James_De_BelloSee all my reviews

Bleak and fascinating, "The Drop" stands in the higher ranks of crime drama films of the last few years and provides for yet another flawless performance by the great Tom Hardy and a testament performance by Gandolfini, who shines in all of his brightness, accumulated through a glorious career.

"The Drop" isn't at any moment doing, nor trying to do, something highly original, but thanks to the fact that it knows perfectly well what it's doing it shines on many level, including the story that could be looked as weak from a synopsis, but reveals itself to be quite well thought out as it unveils. Gandolfini as I said is a blast to watch, but what truly makes this movie rise above is Tom Hardy and his amazingly written character. For all the movie I was asking myself, well he is very good as always, but this isn't the brilliance I expect from Hardy. That until the climax where, not to spoil anything, you discover things that make Tom Hardy's performance and character have so much more relevance, so much more brilliance in it, you can't help yourself but bow to the craft of on of the greats. Other than that it is beautiful to look at and paints some images which have really a lot of depth.

Speaking of depth, the above points are the only ones in which the movie reaches it. For the rest the characters are either bland or unreadable, the context underdeveloped and the ultimate resolution underwhelming. I had some very good tension kicks out of the film and got awed by the performances and the direction, but there was really nothing that made this movie fly over the roof. It certainly is well constructed and loads better than some of the crappy crime dramas of the last few years, but nothing more. I would recommend this as a good, entertaining watch, but don't expect to be thinking about this one for very long.


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Country:

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Release Date:

12 September 2014 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,104,552, 14 September 2014

Gross USA:

$10,724,389

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,658,381
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