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Destroyer (2018)

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A police detective reconnects with people from an undercover assignment in her distant past in order to make peace.

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Karyn Kusama
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicole Kidman ... Erin Bell
Toby Kebbell ... Silas
Tatiana Maslany ... Petra
Sebastian Stan ... Chris
Scoot McNairy ... Ethan
Bradley Whitford ... DiFranco
Toby Huss ... Gil Lawson
James Jordan ... Toby
Beau Knapp ... Jay
Jade Pettyjohn ... Shelby
Shamier Anderson ... Antonio
Zach Villa ... Arturo
Natalia Cordova-Buckley ... Det. Gavras
Colby French ... Det. Kudra
Kelvin Han Yee ... Lt. Oshima
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Storyline

Destroyer follows the moral and existential odyssey of LAPD detective Erin Bell who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results. When the leader of that gang re-emerges many years later, she must work her way back through the remaining members and into her own history with them to finally reckon with the demons that destroyed her past. Written by Annapurna Pictures

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You can't run from yourself. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, violence, some sexual content and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Nicole Kidman's immersion in her role as Erin Bell took weeks, even months to wear off;"I'd find myself shuffling and I'd ask myself why and oh because Erin's still there." See more »

Goofs

In scene where Kidman sits on town wall to talk to her daughter, Shelby's boyfriend (Toby), as shot changes between his and her look at one another, passers by in background do not match: first striped clothing woman walking towards them, from Toby P.o.V. to Kidman, approaching, back to instant Kidman P.o.V. of Toby, she is already walking away: next, blue-suited man with briefcase walking past Toby (from Kidman P.o.V.): next shot of Kidman, he does not pass: two further shot changes, one to Toby, then back to Kidman (some minute+ passing) and suddenly, now there he having passed by in background to Kidman. See more »

Quotes

Jay: She'll never love you.
Erin Bell: She doesn't have to.
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Over the Waves
Performed by 'Katy Lou' Wurlitzer Band Organ
Courtesy of Carlisle Music Co. LLC
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Nicole Kidman is the star!!
12 September 2018 | by benjaminsolomon34See all my reviews

Nicole Kidman is an absolute beast in this movie. Her performance in Destroyer is truly enthralling, and quite frankly, the highlight of the entire picture. She submerges herself in the character both physically and emotionally. You can easily feel her pain and bleak persona. Even her joyous moments- as scarse as they are- were well interpreted by Kidman.

The movie is a fine movie, at least to me, though many don't feel that way. It is a must-see.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 December 2018 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Destroyer See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$55,347, 30 December 2018

Gross USA:

$1,533,324

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,580,940
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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