R | | Action, Crime, Drama
Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.
The shootout in the beginning of the film culminates at the same staircase in upper Manhattan made famous by the film, The Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix.
You need some help, man.
Matt Scudder: Oh, God.
Danny Ortiz: I don't care. You want to mess up your own shit - but you're going to mess up mine, too. I need to know you got my back. Not that you're going to come falling through the door behind me...
Matt Scudder: Don't worry your pretty ...
Danny Ortiz: ...
(at around 56 mins) While set in 1999, when Scudder clears moisture off a windows in the old house you can see a modern time (built after 2010) white car parked below the train bridge.
The offending scene cut from the film (so it could be rated 15 instead of 18) features the two villains tormenting and sexually threatening a restrained woman in the back of a van. The British censors felt this scene lingered on the nastiness and detail, and was disturbing. The UK distributor removed the small scene and got their desired 15 rating.
English, Spanish, Urdu, Russian
$12,758,780 21 September 2014
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