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We Own the Night (2007)

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We Own the Night is a American crime drama film written and directed by James Gray and starring Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes and Robert Duvall. It is the third film directed by Gray, and the second to feature Phoenix and Wahlberg together, the first being 2000’s The Yards. The title comes from the motto of the NYPD’s Street Crimes Unit, which disbanded in 2002.

The film premiered May 25, at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. It was released October 12, 2007 in the United States and Canada. It was released in the United Kingdom on December 14, 2007 and in Australia on February 28, 2008.

Brooklyn, New York, 1988. Bobby Green is the manager of the El Caribe nightclub in Brighton Beach, which is frequented by Russian mobster and drug lord Vadim Nezhinski and owned by Vadim’s uncle Marat Buzhayev.

Bobby has distanced himself from his father, NYPD Deputy Chief Burt Grusinsky, and his brother, Captain Joseph Grusinsky. Bobby uses his mother’s maiden name, Green, as his last name and stays on the sidelines enjoying a hedonistic life with his girlfriend Amada Juarez and best friend Louis “Jumbo” Falsetti.

Director: James Gray

Writer: James Gray

Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Robert Duvall, Alex Veadov, Danny Hoch, Moni Moshonov


Joaquin PhoenixBobby Green
Eva MendesAmada Juarez
Danny HochJumbo Falsetti
Alex VeadovVadim Nezhinski
Oleg TaktarovPavel Lubyarsky
Dominic ColónFreddie (as Dominic Colon)
Joseph D’OnofrioBloodied Patron (as Joe D’Onofrio)
Elena SoloveyKalina Buzhayev
Moni MoshonovMarat Buzhayev
Mark WahlbergJoseph Grusinsky
Maggie KileySandra Grusinsky
Paul HermanSpiro Giavannis
Robert DuvallBurt Grusinsky
Antoni CoroneMichael Solo
Craig WalkerRussell De Keifer
Tony MusanteJack Shapiro
Claudia LopezClaudia
Katie CondidorioHazel
Edward ShkolnikovEli Mirichenko (as Ed Shkolnikov)
Katya SavinaEli & Masha’s Daughter
Matthew DjentchouraevEli & Masha’s Son (as Matthew Djentchouraen)
Scott NicholsonNat the Cop
Robert C. KirkSergeant Provenzano (as Robert Kirk)
Al LineaPortly Cop
Teddy ColucaUniformed Cop #1 (as Ted Coluca)
Frank GirardeauPolice Chaplain
Joseph CoffeyUniformed Cop #2
Jose Edwin SotoLatino Man (as Jose E. Soto)
Greg WilsonPoker Player
Ed KochMayor
Fred BurrellCommissioner Ruddy
Mike MassiminoHospital Guard (as Michael Massimino)
Edward ConlonHospital Guard #2 (as Ed Conlon)
Sharon WilkinsNurse
Ross BrodarTattooed Man (as Ross Broder)
Francis ToumbakarisSlavic Youth
Hoon LeeEmergency Services Driver
Barbara Ann DavisonNeighbor Lady
Irwin GrayNeighbor
Luigi ScorciaLuigi
Miriam CruzAmada’s Mother
Doug TorresSchneider
Tony GuidaVitt the Guard
Robert G. McKayRiker’s Desk Guard (as Robert McKay)
Blaise CorriganUniformed Police Officer
Karl BuryRandom Cop
Coati MundiSelf
Joe ForbrichGuard
Robert A. PennacchiaGuard (as Robert Pennacchia)
Richard PetrocelliTough Looking Cop
Nik PjeternikajAlbanian Drug Lord
Jamal WeathersParabolic Engineer
Elliot SantiagoEl Caribe Bouncer #1
Jeff WardEl Caribe Bouncer #2
Christopher PlaceEl Caribe Party Patron #1 (as Chris Place)
Samantha MacIvorEl Caribe Party Patron #2
Bob CollettiEl Caribe Party Patron #3
Aaron VexlerEl Caribe Party Patron #4
Victor TatarkinVadim’s Goon #2
Patrick M. WalshEli Bodyguard (as Pat Walsh)
Salvatore InzerilloPolice Reporter
Ava Lee ScottVeronica (as Alba Albanese)
Douglas J. AguirreBobby Green’s Bodyguard (uncredited)
Ashley AvisVadim’s Girlfriend (uncredited)
James BalsamoClub Dancer (uncredited)
Edwin J. BirminghamESU Officer (uncredited)
Robert BizikPolice Officer (uncredited)
John BorrasRiker’s Prison Guard (uncredited)
Mike BurkePavel’s Driver (uncredited)
Dominick CiccoPolice Officer (uncredited)
J.W. CortesBouncer Cortez (uncredited)
Erin DeighanEl Caribe Party Patron (uncredited)
James DenapoliPolice Officer (uncredited)
Tony DevonThe Body Guard (uncredited)
P.V. GriffinClub Patron (uncredited)
Turi HaimDancer (uncredited)
Zeke HawkinsClub Patron (uncredited)
Gina HernandezPoliceman’s Wife (uncredited)
Philip E JonesStrip Club Visitor (uncredited)
Edward M. KelahanBar Patron (uncredited)
Nina LisandrelloBobby’s Friend (uncredited)
Bernadette LordsEl Caribe Party Patron (uncredited)
Saint MarinoMister Coke (uncredited)
Robert MyersGraduation Attendee (uncredited)
Robert NardiTNT Cop in shootout (uncredited)
Karen NazarovSlavic Drug Packager (uncredited)
Tyler NobleBobby’s Friend (uncredited)
Loukas PapasEl Caribe Party Guest (uncredited)
Martin PfefferkornPerp in Precinct (uncredited)
Alexandra Tejeda RieloffCop’s Wife (uncredited)
Marilyn SalisburyMourner (uncredited)
Kristen SchianoNightclub Guest (uncredited)
Aaron ScottiEl Caribe Party Patron (uncredited)
Richard ShankmanTNT Detective – Joseph’s Unit (uncredited)
Kenny ShapiroNeighbor (uncredited)
Sybelle SilverphoenixClub Goer (uncredited)
Christopher StadulisPolice Officer (uncredited)
StreamEl Caribe Party Patron (uncredited)

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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