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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 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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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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There's nothing to lose when you've already lost everything. See more »


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

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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

Erin Bell: What if I know who did it?
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Soundtracks

You're All I Need to Make It
Written by Jeffrey Smith
Performed by Johnson, Hawkins, Tatum & Durr
Courtesy of The Numero Group
By arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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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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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 December 2018 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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2.35 : 1
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