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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 2 wins & 11 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 December 2018 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Destroyer See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$55,347, 30 December 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,491,840, 14 February 2019
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Company Credits

Production Co:

30West, Automatik See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Nicole Kidman stated that she got the flu during filming, but powered through and tried to use it in her performance. For the final scene in the movie with her character's daughter, Kidman said she was so sick while filming she could "barely stand." See more »

Quotes

Erin Bell: I didn't want you to be like me. I'm mad, I'm still fucking mad, it's burned a circuit in my brain.
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NICOLE KIDMAN.
21 November 2018 | by kingsgrl2010See all my reviews

Erin Bell is a brutal character that is driven with revenge, she can't seem to fix the world around her and she's not even trying to fix herself. Nicole Kidman (who is unrecognizable other than her tall frame) gives one of her greatest performances yet. Her chemistry with Sebastian Stan is fantastic and makes you understand why she is where she is now. The way she goes about solving the crime in this noir-thriller, is unrelenting, she is a character that is trying to do right by her child, but is so lost she doesn't know how. While you shouldn't feel bad for her character, you do, because Nicole is that. good. Big props to Karyn Kasuma, great direction, and the ending of this film is beautifully shot and completely heartbreaking. Overall a good thriller and a powerhouse performance by Ms. Kidman, a female director and female cinematographer - showing women can be strong, complicated, messed-up, and still filled with utter passion. see this one, so we can get more movies like this.


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