R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.
Like in his previous film, Blue Valentine (2010), Derek Cianfrance gave his cast members opposing direction to coax conflict. In the case of the scene when Luke tries to give Romina money after assaulting her boyfriend, Cianfrance told Eva Mendes to... ...
you are standing right where your Dad used to stand and we used to talk. He was a good guy, your Dad.
Robin: Oh wow. Yeah, those glasses. I haven't seen them in a long time, they're his, those goofy glasses.
Jason: These were his?
Robin: Yeah. You keep those. He would ...
The beginning of the film takes place in the 1990s. The General Electric sign is shown with red and blue lights. During this time, however, white lights were the usual color of the General Electric sign. Since September 11, 2001, the lights have been red and blue for the majority of the year.
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