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Dead Man Down (2013)

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In New York City, a crime lord's right-hand man is helped by a woman seeking retribution.

Director:

Niels Arden Oplev

Writer:

J.H. Wyman

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Farrell ... Victor
Noomi Rapace ... Beatrice
Terrence Howard ... Alphonse
Dominic Cooper ... Darcy
Isabelle Huppert ... Valentine Louzon
Luis Da Silva Jr. ... Terry
Stu Bennett ... Kilroy
Franky G ... Luco
Declan Mulvey ... Goff
John Cenatiempo ... Charles
Roy James Wilson ... Blotto (as Roy James Wilson) (as Jr.)
Myles Humphus ... Lance
Stephen Hill ... Roland
Aaron Vexler Aaron Vexler ... Paul
James Biberi ... Ilir
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Storyline

Victor, a rising gangland player, has infiltrated the crime empire run by ruthless kingpin Alphonse, with the single purpose of making Alphonse pay for destroying his once happy life. As he meticulously orchestrates his vengeance from his high-rise home, Victor watches and is watched by Beatrice, a mysterious young woman who lives in the apartment across from his. On the surface a fragile woman-child, Beatrice seethes with a rage of her own. When she uncovers Victor's dark secrets, she threatens to expose him unless he helps her carry out her own campaign of retribution. Each fixated on avenging the past, they devise a violent and cathartic plan that could change their worlds forever. Beatrice is kidnapped by Alphonse towards the end, Its a race against time for Victor to save her. Written by FilmDistrict

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language throughout and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Dominic Cooper and Terrence Howard have both appeared in Marvel Universe films pertaining to Iron Man. In Iron Man (2008) Howard plays Colonel Rhodes, Tony Stark's best friend and sidekick. In Captain America: the First Avenger (2011) Cooper plays Howard Stark, Tony's father. See more »

Goofs

When Beatrice is looking at a newspaper cutout about her accident, the headline has the word sentence spelled as "sentance". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Darcy: [holding infant son] It wasn't meant to be this way, you know? We make our plans, sure. But life... life is what happens to you along the way. You know, first I didn't want this. I didn't want to connect. I didn't want to get involved. But she kept on with me, you know. This is what life is. This is why we're here. To connect. To... to build. We're here to build something. And then we had Theo. And then I understood that... you know, she was right. We're not meant to be alone. You ...
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Written and Performed by Kenn Haunstoft
Courtesy of BitchBridge Productions
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Enjoyable albeit a tad slow
11 July 2013 | by thebarebearSee all my reviews

Beautiful photography (amazing background blur, lighting & bokeh) and fantastic production design.

The only things letting down this film are the pace (slow at times), and the lack of character development.

Very good performances from Raapace and Farrell, good chemistry and I thought Raapace was very beautiful as Beatrice. The way the kids treated her was very disturbing and I felt an accurate indictment of modern society and its emphasis on the superficial. The main themes of 'Family' & 'Love' were very well portrayed. Overall I would give this film 7.5/10, a gritty, violent depiction of Urban Decay and the injustice of the supposedly equal legal system.


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Country:

USA

Release Date:

8 March 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead Man Down See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,345,250, 10 March 2013

Gross USA:

$10,895,295

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,074,539
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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