Righteous Kill Movie

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2008 | R | Action Adventure

The movie will cast Robert De Niro and Al Pacino as cops chasing a serial killer. more

Release DateU.S.

Righteous Kill was released on
Friday, September 12, 2008 Release

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

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Jon Avnet


Russell Gewirtz


Overture Films & 2 more

Rating MPAA

R for violence, pervasive language, some sexuality and brief drug use


A pair of veteran New York City police detectives are on the trail of a vigilante serial killer. After 30 years as partners in the pressure cooker environment of the NYPD, highly decorated Detectives David Fisk and Thomas Cowan should be ready for retirement, but aren't. Before they can hang up their badges, they are called in to investigate the murder of a notorious pimp, which appears to have ties to a case they solved years before. Like the original murder, the victim is a suspected criminal whose body is found accompanied by a four line poem justifying the killing. When additional crimes take place, it becomes clear the detectives are looking for a serial killer, one who targets criminals that have fallen through the cracks of the judicial system. His mission is to do what the cops can't do on their own--take the culprits off the streets for good. The similarities between the recent killings and their earlier case raise a nagging question: Did they put the wrong man behind bars?

Trivia & Production Notes

  • The movie is being billed as an "indie" production, but has a reported budget of $60 million! Shooting will begin in August in Connecticut followed by New York (05/25/07).

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