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Friday, September 12, 2008

The Mighty Have Completely Collapsed

Which line in the trailer for "Righteous Kill" (opening nationwide today), starring Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino (meaning this really should have been made, oh, 15 years ago), do you think is more jaw droppingly hideous?

- "Not everyone respects the badge. But everybody respects the gun."

or

- "Once you pick up a check than I'll believe in miracles."

If anyone sees the movie (I'm not going to) please report back to me if at any point DeNiro wishes Pacino "Good luck" to which Pacino cackles and yells, "Don't need any! I was born lucky!"

2 comments:

Wretched Genius said...

From The AV Club's review:

"Michael Mann's superb 1995 film Heat starred Al Pacino as a cop locked into a game of cat-and-mouse with professional thief Robert De Niro. Apart from the action finale, the two icons have only one scene together, but what a scene. At a diner, they establish a cautious rapport rooted in a professional respect. In another life, where they weren't required to kill each other, it might have blossomed into friendship. For everything that divides them, the pair keeps talking around something bigger that unites them. Where other directors would have wasted a lot of dialogue elaborating on the thin line between cop and criminal, Mann simply illustrates it.

Righteous Kill plays like a feature-length apology for that scene."

Nicholas Prigge said...

It's been awhile since I've watched "Heat". What a movie. Perhaps it's time to do so again, in lieu of plunking down cash for this one.