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Killing Them Softly (2012)

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Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.

Director:

Andrew Dominik

Writers:

Andrew Dominik (screenplay), George V. Higgins (based on the novel "Cogan's Trade" by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brad Pitt ... Jackie
Scoot McNairy ... Frankie
Ben Mendelsohn ... Russell
James Gandolfini ... Mickey
Richard Jenkins ... Driver
Vincent Curatola ... Johnny Amato
Ray Liotta ... Markie Trattman
Trevor Long ... Steve Caprio
Max Casella ... Barry Caprio
Sam Shepard ... Dillon
Slaine ... Kenny Gill
Linara Washington ... Hooker
Ross Brodar ... Poker Guy
Wade Allen ... Business Suit Agent
Christopher Berry ... Cab Driver Agent
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Storyline

Three amateurs stickup a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse. Brad Pitt plays the hitman hired to track them down and restore order. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

In America you're on your own

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexual references, pervasive language, and some drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cogan's Trade See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,812,900, 2 December 2012

Gross USA:

$15,026,056

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,930,465
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (rough cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The first feature film to use Kodak's 500T 5230 film stock. See more »

Goofs

Just before his beat-down in the rain by Steve and Barry, Markie is sitting in the back seat of the car, completely dry. In the very next scene, having just stepped out of the car, his hair is plastered to his head and his shirt is soaking wet. See more »

Quotes

Mickey: I was drinking before you got out of your father's cock. Don't tell me what I do.
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Referenced in Evening Urgant: Elizaveta Boyarskaya/Brazzaville (2012) See more »

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Brooklyn Bastards (Glyn Brown Skit)
Written by Ken Rebel
Performed by Ken Rebel
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Liked a lot of things about this movie...
10 December 2014 | by gabeuhrSee all my reviews

Overall, solid performances top to bottom and good characters, some style (see a conversation between a drunk and a heroin addict for a great example), and a little dark humor, but wish the Mickey character (James Gandolfini) had more of a pay-off.

Also, enjoyed the soundtrack and the backdrop of the 2008 Wall St. Fraud.

The location felt vague to me and I never knew where this was taking place. I know it was filmed in Louisiana. Felt vaguely like it could have been Pittsburgh. Other comments lead me to believe the intended setting was New England, but I missed the references and not enough of the accents lined up to give me that feeling as I watched.

Gritty crime is a tough genre and Killing Them Softly is a better than average attempt.


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