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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

Writers:

Phil Hay (screenplay), Matt Manfredi (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Destroyer See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

30West,Automatik See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

While preparing for his role, Sebastian Stan met an FBI agent who was on the TV series, "Inside the FBI" in New York who gave him some tips. See more »

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References Super Chicken (1967) See more »

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This movie sucked!
24 November 2018 | by elizabeth-logan1See all my reviews

First of all the story was convoluted when it didn't have to be. Secondly Nicole Kidman's aged character was way over-the-top and lacked any real substance and because of this her character distracted the viewer from the actual story being told. I've experienced more interesting stories in an episode of Law & Order SVU. In addition the person who did the make up for Nicole needed to be slapped in the face because it was so bad. There wasn't a need for her to wear that stupid wig and talk with that stupid Clint Eastwood vigilante accident. I spent most of this movie laughing at The stupidity or hoping it would end soon. In addition I am aware this film was shot in LA but there was no need to include so many car following scenes it was a waste of film in my opinion.


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