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R.I.P.D. (2013)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 19 July 2013 (USA)
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A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him.

Director:

Robert Schwentke

Writers:

Phil Hay (screenplay by), Matt Manfredi (screenplay by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Bridges ... Roy
Ryan Reynolds ... Nick
Kevin Bacon ... Hayes
Mary-Louise Parker ... Proctor
Stephanie Szostak ... Julia
James Hong ... Nick's Avatar
Marisa Miller ... Roy's Avatar
Robert Knepper ... Stanley Nawicki
Mike O'Malley ... Elliot
Devin Ratray ... Pulaski
Larry Joe Campbell ... Officer Murphy
Michael Coons ... Detective in Locker Room
Christina Everett Christina Everett ... R.I.P.D. Evidence Clerk
Michael Tow ... R.I.P.D. Evidence Clerk
Lonnie Farmer Lonnie Farmer ... Proctor's Avatar
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Storyline

After Nick is murdered by his own partner, he joins the Rest in Peace Department to protect the world from the undeads. While working with his new partner, many undeads are seen gathering in Boston. Soon he realizes that someone close to him is behind all a plot to bring on the apocalypse. Written by Immanuel A.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Defending our world one soul at a time See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, sci-fi/fantasy action, some sensuality, and language including sex references | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

R.I.P.D. See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,691,415, 21 July 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$33,618,855

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,324,220
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In a Reddit AMA discussion, Jeff Bridges said that he enjoyed making the movie with the cast and crew, but attributed its failure to studio interference. Bridges said, "The suits just cut it against the grain, and, I thought, screwed it up." He described the film as "underwhelming". See more »

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At the beginning of the movie, Nick's red car collides with a locked metal gate and breaks it open. In the next shot, the car is undamaged. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Nick: You think *you've* had a bad day at work? I think I got you beat.
[big fat monster guy crashes through]
Nick: That's not me.
[Roy taking chase]
Nick: Nope, that's my partner.
Pulaski: Suck it!
Nick: There I am. Three or four days ago, I didn't know this world existed. But three or four days ago, I wasn't in the Rest In Peace Department...
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Crazy Credits

As the primary cast is first being shown, the names are accompanied by images relevant to their characters: Roy's ten-gallon hat, Proctor's white boots, Hayes' St. Christopher's medal, etc. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Couch: R.I.P.D (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Konichiwa Bitches - Trentemøller Remix
Written by Klas Ahlund, Robyn Carlsson
Performed by Robyn Carlsson (as Robyn)
Courtesy of Universal-Island Records Ltd. and Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Great idea, poor execution

As promised in the trailers the plot follows your standard apocalypse dead coming back to life theme. And the mechanic of a P.D. made up of the recently deceased who appear as other characters to the living provides a solid "hook" to work around.

The Bad news, they failed to deliver. The film gets lost in the action and special effects, and the potential comedy doesn't get the focus it deserves. I would give this 3 stars out of 5, and agonize over whether to take one of those away on principle for getting my hopes up.

Worth 1 viewing, bring tissues if you are an action fan or liked Ghost-busters, because you'll walk away saying "I wish they had given up on making it serious."


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