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Blood Ties

Year:
Duration:
127 min | France:144 min (Cannes Film Festival)
Genres:
Crime | Drama | Thriller
IMDB rate:
6.5
Director:
Guillaume Canet
Details
Country: France
Release Date: 2013-08-23
Filming Locations: New York City, New York, USA
Earnings
Budget: $25,500,000
Opening Weekend: $26,912 (USA) (23 March 2014)
Gross: $41,229 (USA) (30 March 2014)
Cast
Actor
Character
Mila Kunis
Mila Kunis
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Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard
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Clive Owen
Chris
Billy Crudup
Frank
Zoe Saldana
Vanessa
Matthias Schoenaerts
Scarfo
James Caan
Leon
Noah Emmerich
Lieutenant Connellan
Lili Taylor
Marie
Domenick Lombardozzi
Mike
John Ventimiglia
Valenti
Griffin Dunne
McNally
Jamie Hector
Nick
Yul Vazquez
Fabio De Soto
Eve Hewson
Yvonne
Anais Lee
Janie
Mirabelle Lee
Janie
Richard Petrocelli
Romero
Mark Mahoney
Louis
Vincent Lamberti
Johnny
Olek Krupa
Tommy
Joseph Patrick O'Malley
Policeman Station (as Joseph O'Malley)
Laurence Lowry
Cell Guard
Jon Goracy
Mechanic / Witness
Joseph Mesiano
Partenza
Philipp Christopher
Vincent
Brendan Burke
Marco
Charlie Tahan
Michael
Daisy Tahan
Robin
Angelica Boccella
The Girl
Chris Fischer
Police Officer Norm
Tom Greer
Policeman 50's
Audrey Amey
Policewoman
Mike Sheehan
Manager
John Joseph Gallagher
Head Internal Affairs
Austin Williams
Young Chris
Ron Crawford
Old Man
Mike Houston
Policeman #2
Eli Tokash
Young Frank
Julian Gamble
Jack Wheeler
Dominik Tiefenthaler
Ruby Bartender
T.J. Kenneally
Ryan Smith
Heather Litteer
Bored Hooker #1
Matthew Sproul
SWAT Cop #1
Craig Castaldo
Park Goer
Maytal Angel
Prostitute
Daniel Bainbridge
In a rushTrain Rider (uncredited)
Tommy Bayiokos
Sing Sing Prison Police Officer (uncredited)
Joseph Bessette
NYPD Police Officer
Kevin Cannon
Junkie Vagrant (uncredited)
Ismael Peter Casillas III
Basketball kid with Mom (uncredited)
Courtney Cooper
Escort (uncredited)
Richard R. Corapi
Pedestrian (uncredited)
Mario Corry
Wedding guest (uncredited)
Alix Cross
(uncredited)
John Damroth
Subway Conductor (uncredited)
Coy DeLuca
Pimp Smoking Cigarette (uncredited)
Joseph A. DiPietro
Subway Passenger (uncredited)
Sarah Dulat
Train Passenger (uncredited)
Daniella Escobio
Grand Central Passenger (uncredited)
Edgar Felix
Detective (uncredited)
Chris Haemmerle
Club Dancer (uncredited)
Leeann Hellijas
Waitress (uncredited)
James Hook
Third Guy (uncredited)
Tammy Jean
Prostitute
Anne Bergstedt Jordanova
The Ruby Hooker (uncredited)
Anna Kuchma
Hooker (uncredited)
Robert Leckington
Train Passenger (uncredited)
Stacey Maltin
Prostitute
John Mancini
NYPD Police Officer
John Matton
Junkie (uncredited)
Frank L. Messina
John (uncredited)
Melissa Mikel
Bordello Hooker (uncredited)
Bryan A. Miranda
Grand Central Station Train Passenger (uncredited)
Olan Montgomery
Bordello Bodyguard (uncredited)
Kennedy Moronta
Disco Dancer (uncredited)
Nicole Neuman
Ivy (uncredited)
Katelyn O'Friel
Escort (uncredited)
Dennis Rees
Father in the Park (uncredited)
Veronika Ann Rees
Daughter in the Park (uncredited)
McKenzie Shea
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Chris Slone
Young Leon
Rob Stats
Natalie's Friend (uncredited)
Gerard Sullivan
Policeman (uncredited)
Krista Tunnell
Train Passenger (uncredited)
Ben Van Bergen
John #1 (uncredited)
Joshua Williams
Street Guy #1 (uncredited)
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Trivia
James Gray helped Guillaume Canet to translate the dialogue from French to fluent New Yorkese.
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Guillaume Canet's English-language directorial debut.
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This is the third film in which Marion Cotillard and Billy Crudup starred together, the previous were Big Fish (2003) and Public Enemies (2009).
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Goofs
The story opens in 1974 but the song playing in the background on the record player is "New York Groove" from Ace Frehley's 1978 solo release and even the original by the band Hello was not released until 1975.
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The armored truck in the movie has LED-type tail and reverse lights. These lights became standard during the 2000s and did not exist in the 1970s, when the events in the movie happen.
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During the chase through the Queensboro Bridge, the Trump World Tower is clearly visible. It was not completed until 2001.
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Quotes
Monica: Come on, Chris! Fuck me. You're dying to, I know you are.
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Leon: [to his son, Frank] Listen, your mother... your mother was a bitch. She was a real bitch. She beat the shit out of your brother and sister on a daily basis with whatever she had in her hand. She was a violent drunk, she was a twisted fucking slut.
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Frank: [Frank & Valenti are on a stakeout. Valenti slurps the last of his drink and tosses the cup into the back seat] You do understand that this is my car, not yours, right?
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Photos from cast
Mila Kunis Anthony Alessandro Marion Cotillard
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