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Righteous Kill

101 min
Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller
IMDB rate:
Jon Avnet
2 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 2008-09-12
Filming Locations: New York, USA
Budget: $60,000,000
Opening Weekend: $16,288,361 (USA) (14 September 2008)
Gross: $40,076,438 (USA) (14 December 2008)
John Leguizamo
John Leguizamo
Righteous Kill
Carla Gugino
Carla Gugino
Righteous Kill
Melissa Leo
Melissa Leo
Righteous Kill
Robert De Niro
Al Pacino
50 Cent
Donnie Wahlberg
Det. Ted Riley
Brian Dennehy
Trilby Glover
Saidah Arrika Ekulona
Gwen Darvis
Sterling K. Brown
Barry Primus
Alan Blumenfeld
Martin Baum
Oleg Taktarov
Yevgeny Mugalat
Frank John Hughes
Charles Randall
Terry Serpico
Jon Van Luytens
Liza Colón-Zayas
Judge Angel Rodriguez (as Liza Colon-Zayás)
Malachy McCourt
Father Connell
Ajay Naidu
Dr. Chadrabar
Charles F. Krichman Jr.
Rob Dyrdek
James Shanahan
ESU Officer
Stubby (as Fatso Fasano)
Mia Barron
Jill Goldman
Andre B. Blake
Officer Jones (as Andre Blake)
Chris Cenatiempo
Hispanic Man (as Christopher Cenatiempo)
John Cenatiempo
Joseph Cianci
Judy Del Giudice
Bryan Chatlien
Ellis Lynde
Shalaya Patty Ford
Shaun Kelvin
Cop #2
Merritt Wever
Rape Victim (as Merrit Wever)
Les Chantery
Lawyer #2
Katie Bukovsky
Tyrone Smith
Fly Ty
Jim Jones
Jim Jones
Darryl Pittman
D / R Period
Margaret Head
Hot Girl
Katarzyna Wolejnio
Dancer (as Kasia Wolejnio)
Harold Bridgeforth
Club Goer (uncredited)
Taylor E. Brown
Cowan's Daughter (uncredited)
Edrick Browne
Killer (uncredited)
Gail Bruno
Club Goer / Kissing Couple / Dancer (uncredited)
Franco Bulaon
Subway Thug (uncredited)
Jon Dainty
Club Patron (uncredited)
Kim Donovan
Club Patron (uncredited)
Kimberly Dorsey
Waitress (uncredited)
Tanisha Grant
Beautiful Waitress (uncredited)
Catie Lazarus
Sexy Girl (uncredited)
Kimberly Magness
Club Dancer (uncredited)
Adrian Martinez
Glenn (uncredited)
Antonino Paone
Mathew (uncredited)
Peter Riga
Waiter in Bar (uncredited)
Harry L. Seddon
1st Baseman at P.A.L. Game (uncredited)
Brian Stapf
Phillip Trager (uncredited)
Cindi Woods
Cowan's Wife (uncredited)
Did you know?
In the first movie where Al Pacino and Robert De Niro starred together, The Godfather: Part II (1974), they both played gangsters. In their second movie Heat (1995), Pacino was a cop, and DeNiro was a gangster. In this, their third movie together, they are both cops. This is also the first movie where they have extended interaction. They never shared a scene in The Godfather: Part II (1974) and in Heat (1995) they only had two scenes.
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When Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Brian Dennehy are speaking about the murder investigation of "Bob Brady", De Niro says, "Seriously, lieutenant, how far do you want us to go with this Rambo murder?". Dennehy was the main antagonist, "Teasle" in Rambo: First Blood.
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Overture Films paid a little over $12 million US dollars for the American distribution rights, beating out Warner Bros. Pictures and Universal Pictures, who also put in bids of over $10 million.
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When Turk and Rooster are in the church (near the beginning after the weapon has been planted) the harsh key light (sun ray from window) comes from stage right. When they cut to the close up it comes from stage left.
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About 25 minutes in, a man in red trousers walks along the sidewalk. The same shot repeats about 10 minutes later.
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When Karen is scared by Turk ringing her buzzer, she pulls her firearm out of her purse, cocks the hammer with her thumb, and aims it at the door. Karen carries a Glock 19 pistol (9mm). Glock pistols do not have exposed hammers, and cannot be thumb-cocked.
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Rooster: He's gonna kill again. You know it, and I know it.
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Rooster: So long, Tom.
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Turk: My daughter called. She was upset about Rooster and worried about me. She asked me if I was likely to do something stupid, and I said 'like what, take anger management classes or retire?' I said I was going to do the same old thing I always do. She said 'Good, what else could you do?' I said 'Right.' A real chip off the old block, my daughter. She said I was a cop and a good one. Funny, Rooster said the same thing.
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How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for Righteous Kill can be found here.
A Note Regarding Spoilers
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Is "Righteous Kill" based on a book?
No. It is taken from a script by American screenwriter Russell Gewirtz.
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