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Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)

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When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that sends them, their father and one brother's wife hurtling towards a shattering climax.

Director:

Sidney Lumet

Writer:

Kelly Masterson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Andy
Ethan Hawke ... Hank
Albert Finney ... Charles
Marisa Tomei ... Gina
Aleksa Palladino ... Chris
Michael Shannon ... Dex
Amy Ryan ... Martha
Sarah Livingston Sarah Livingston ... Danielle
Brían F. O'Byrne ... Bobby
Rosemary Harris ... Nanette
Blaine Horton Blaine Horton ... Justin
Arija Bareikis ... Katherine
Leonardo Cimino ... William
Lee Wilkof ... Jake
Damon Gupton ... Doctor
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Storyline

Needing extra cash, two brothers conspire to pull off the perfect, victimless crime. No guns, no violence, no problem. But when an accomplice ignores the rules and crosses the line, his actions trigger a series of events in which no one is left unscathed. Written by Carol Green

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Loyalty. It's all relative. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for a scene of strong graphic sexuality, nudity, violence, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Fitting for a movie about parents being betrayed by their children, Hank's daughter is starring in a school production of "King Lear". See more »

Goofs

Charles takes his drivers license renewal test on a Saturday. However, all Department of Motor Vehicle offices in New York City are closed on Saturdays or Sundays. See more »

Quotes

Andrew 'Andy' Hanson: [to Hank] How are we gonna fix it so your shit doesn't fall on my shoes?
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Referenced in Peaky Blinders: Episode #1.4 (2013) See more »

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Julia
(2003)
Written by Christopher Ziter, Alexandra Bell, Jeffrey Baron
Performed by Essex Green (as The Essex Green)
Courtesy of Merge Records
By Arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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One of Hoffman and Lumet's Greatest
24 February 2015 | by krista-evavoldSee all my reviews

Great cast. Sidney Lumet truly did an astounding job with this film. Lumet shared with us one of his best films and it is a shame he and Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died just last year, are no longer here to share anymore profound masterpieces.

I saw this a few years back and what I can say is it was an amazing film. The acting was well constructed as it would be expected of Ethan Hawke and Philip Seymour Hoffman. But not one in the film captivated the debilitating affects of tension and concern as well as Hoffman himself.

The film had its share of humor and the supporting roles were brilliant and authentic.

It seemed as though as the film had progressed, the intense suspense in the film as well as the sharp acting seemed to just envelop you even more. The entire atmosphere just impacts the audience deeply and leaves a thrill of excitement that is still felt after the film.

A film close to perfection and one I will see again any time.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$73,837, 28 October 2007

Gross USA:

$7,084,227

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,038,466
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1.85 : 1
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