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Cleaner (2007)

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A former cop who now earns a wage as a crime scene cleaner unknowingly participates in a cover-up at his latest job.

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Renny Harlin

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Matthew Aldrich
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samuel L. Jackson ... Tom Cutler
Ed Harris ... Eddie Lorenzo
Eva Mendes ... Ann Norcut
Luis Guzmán ... Det. Jim Vargas
Keke Palmer ... Rose Cutler
Maggie Lawson ... Cherie
Jose Pablo Cantillo ... Miguel
Robert Forster ... Arlo Grange
Edrick Browne Edrick Browne ... Det. Darrin Harris
Marc Macaulay ... Vic
Rosalind Rubin Rosalind Rubin ... Crying Woman
Mike Guy Mike Guy ... Priest #1
Richard Folmer Richard Folmer ... Priest #2
James Barnes James Barnes ... Lawyer
Linda Leonard Linda Leonard ... Francine Mason
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Storyline

Tom Cutler, a retired police officer now runs a company which specialises in crime scene clean up. He is assigned a clean up job post a homicide. After doing the job he discovers that he has been conned into cleaning up a crime scene and must try to unravel the mystery behind what happened in that house. Written by ColiD

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Solving a crime can be dirty work. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody images, some violence and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2008 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Čistač See more »

Filming Locations:

Bossier City, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,796,630
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Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

DIRECTOR TRADEMARK (Renny Harlin): (Finland): Finnish coat of arms and flag is seen on the mirror behind Tom (Samuel L. Jackson) when he's having conversation with Eddie (Ed Harris) in the hotel room. See more »

Goofs

As Tom is sitting on the bed thinking of his wife he reaches under the bed for a box and the clock in the background reads 11:40. We then see a close up of Tom smelling her perfume and the clock now reads 11:38. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Eddie Lorenzo: Who's gonna clean you up Tom?
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Connections

Referenced in In the Land of Women (2007) See more »

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Tell Me Something Good
Written by Steve Wonder
Performed by Rufus and Chaka Khan
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Good premise, little development
4 August 2010 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

The premise of 'Cleaner' is quite clever; a professional cleaner cleans up a crime scene, only to discover that, in spite of original appearances, the police had not recorded the crime at all. Unfortunately, as he tries to find out who has put him up to this, the film descends into regulation cliché. It's not an awful film, but it is the sort of movie in which, shortly after each character appears, you can reliably predict what their ultimate role in the plot will be; and where none of the various twists comes as a real surprise. Everything is improbably connected; there's a beautiful woman (although surprisingly no sex); it all comes down to a personal showdown at the end. It's watchable; but scarcely interesting.


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