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The Drop (2014)

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Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.

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Michaël R. Roskam

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Dennis Lehane (screenplay), Dennis Lehane (short story "Animal Rescue")
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hardy ... Bob
Noomi Rapace ... Nadia
James Gandolfini ... Cousin Marv
Matthias Schoenaerts ... Eric Deeds
John Ortiz ... Detective Torres
Elizabeth Rodriguez ... Detective Romsey
Michael Aronov ... Chovka
Morgan Spector ... Andre
Michael Esper ... Rardy
Ross Bickell Ross Bickell ... Father Regan
James Frecheville ... Fitz
Tobias Segal ... Briele
Patricia Squire ... Millie
Ann Dowd ... Dottie
Chris Sullivan ... Jimmy
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Storyline

Follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters - "money drops" - in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv, Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost. Written by Polly_Kat

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong violence and pervasive language. | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

12 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Animal Rescue See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,104,552, 14 September 2014

Gross USA:

$10,724,389

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,658,381
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2.35 : 1
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In Brazil, Fitz's lines "I don't understand a word you're saying. It's like you're speaking Brazilian", and Cousin Marv response, "It's not Brazilian. Brazilians speak Portuguese", were dubbed in Portuguese as "It's like you're speaking Mexican", and "It's not Mexican. Mexicans speak Spanish", respectively. See more »

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At the movies end Bob and Nadia are in Nadia's front yard. It's right after the Super Bowl, which is usually at the end of January, but the forsythia is clearly in bloom which happens in the spring.

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[first lines]
Bob: [narrating] There are places in my neighborhood no one ever thinks about. You see them every day and every day you forget about them. These are the places where all the things happen that people are *not* allowed to see. You see, in Brooklyn, money changes hands all night long. It's just not the kind you can deposit in a bank. All that money needs to end up somewhere. They call it a drop bar. A bar the bosses choose randomly each night to be the safe for an entire city. You never ...
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Referenced in 24 uur met...: Matthias Schoenaerts (2016) See more »

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If Love Comes Knockin'
Written by Ronald McCoy and Vaughn Curtis
Performed by The Topics
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Slow but intense
2 November 2014 | by vistheindianSee all my reviews

Quickie Review:

Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy), runs a drop bar where dirty mob money is dropped and laundered. After a robbery at his bar, Bob gets tangled in between criminal investigations, the Chechen mob, and a murderer. He must now deal with these multiple threats at all cost for his friends and himself. The Drop, has a slow moving plot in which you get to explore the rich characters portrayed by the excellent cast. This slow pace may be too much for some viewers, but the movie still holds your attention with good dialog and character interaction. In the end the wait pays off as everything culminates to the final intense climax.

Full Review:

Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini… Are there any more reasons you need to watch this movie? They are two incredible actors, and since this is tragically the last movie of Gandolfini, I had to see it. Overall, I enjoyed the movie for its great acting and satisfying story.

The strength of this movie is without a doubt Tom Hardy. He plays a character that is quiet, non-threatening, and down to earth. He is very careful about how he interacts with others, be it friends, family, or even the mob. Bob always makes sure he doesn't offend anyone and keeps to himself, like he says "I just tend the bar." However, deep down you can see there is an anger and intensity that he is trying to hold back. Throughout the movie there many instances where he is being pushed to his limits and you can see that intensity seeping out. Soon enough it becomes clear that you don't want to be on the receiving end. So I really like how Hardy balanced the two different sides of his character. James Gandolfini was yet another great addition to the cast, playing the polar opposite to Hardy's character. Gandolfini is more outspoken and has a more intimidating presence in his scenes. In the quieter moments his great subtlety brings out the history between characters, adding more depth to their interactions.

While the movie is great there is one problem with it that did bother me and may affect others the same way. The story is a very slow burn, it's not till the third act where you start seeing where it is all leading to. Luckily the first two thirds of the movie was put to good use to develop the characters. Nevertheless, I would've liked to have seen The Drop get to the main plot quicker. Don't let this negative detract you from watching the film, because the slow build-up is worth it in the end (can't say more without spoiling it).

The Drop is a strong character driven movie. It could've gotten less distracted in the first two acts but the character development was captivating enough to hold your attention. I'd recommend giving it shot in the cinema.

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