De Niro and Pacino’s Righteous Kill Movie Trailer #2

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There’s no doubt that “Righteous Kill” features a powerhouse cast — Robert De Niro and Al Pacino alone makes this movie. It’s officially their second movie together, but this time they’re sharing more than a cup of coffee in a diner. The cast also features rapper .50 Cent, Brian Dennehy, John Leguizamo, Donnie Wahlberg, and Carla Gugino. The plot is not exactly original stuff — a serial killer vigilante — and no doubt red herrings abound, even though I’m almost certain I know who the real killer is just by the plot outlines I’ve read and promo stills I’ve seen. Maybe I’ve just seen too many crime movies, but the twist in this one (the I.D. of the killer) just isn’t much of one. I could be wrong, of course, but I don’t think I am.

Here’s the really, really long studio copy:

Academy Award winners Robert De Niro (Raging Bull) and Al Pacino (Scent of a Woman) star as a pair of veteran New York City police detectives on the trail of a vigilante serial killer in the adrenaline fueled psychological thriller Righteous Kill, directed by Jon Avnet (Red Corner, Fried Green Tomatoes) and written by Russell Gewirtz (Inside Man). The cast also features hip-hop superstar Curtis Jackson (Get Rich or Die Tryin’). After 30 years as partners in the pressure cooker environment of the NYPD, highly decorated Detectives David Fisk and Thomas Cowan should be ready for retirement, but aren’t. Before they can hang up their badges, they are called in to investigate the murder of a notorious pimp, which appears to have ties to a case they solved years before. Like the original murder, the victim is a suspected criminal whose body is found accompanied by a four line poem justifying the killing. When additional crimes take place, it becomes clear the detectives are looking for a serial killer, one who targets criminals that have fallen through the cracks of the judicial system. His mission is to do what the cops can’t do on their own—take the culprits off the streets for good. The similarities between the recent killings and their earlier case raise a nagging question: Did they put the wrong man behind bars?

The second trailer below. You can see a better version at Apple.com. Thanks to ‘Michael’ for the heads up.

Get righteous September 12th, 2008.

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  • ColdNorway

    When I heard that Robert De Niro and Al Pacino were to star in yet another movie together I felt a strange tingling sensations ,no not in my pants but in my trigger finger.When they get to use weapons and starts to spray bullets they look the part.There is no need to act über cool while flashing boxer shorts,swaying limbs around and talking trash while holding the gun like it most rappers do.They hold it like they are using a screwdriver.Ok 50 cent,oops I mean Curtis Jackson ,you`ve a serious actor now as you use you real name,then it has to be good.

    It will also be great to see Brian Dennehy again,I miss that guy.It will be quite interesting to see what a director like Jon Avnet can do in the action genre.I love the drama movie Fried Green Tomatoes,I tear up each time I see that movie,I`m guessing that some day I will end up crying like a little girl.Oh well,it`s a great story.

    Can hardly wait.

  • ColdNorway

    When I heard that Robert De Niro and Al Pacino were to star in yet another movie together I felt a strange tingling sensations ,no not in my pants but in my trigger finger.When they get to use weapons and starts to spray bullets they look the part.There is no need to act über cool while flashing boxer shorts,swaying limbs around and talking trash while holding the gun like it most rappers do.They hold it like they are using a screwdriver.Ok 50 cent,oops I mean Curtis Jackson ,you`ve a serious actor now as you use you real name,then it has to be good.

    It will also be great to see Brian Dennehy again,I miss that guy.It will be quite interesting to see what a director like Jon Avnet can do in the action genre.I love the drama movie Fried Green Tomatoes,I tear up each time I see that movie,I`m guessing that some day I will end up crying like a little girl.Oh well,it`s a great story.

    Can hardly wait.

  • ColdNorway

    When I heard that Robert De Niro and Al Pacino were to star in yet another movie together I felt a strange tingling sensations ,no not in my pants but in my trigger finger.When they get to use weapons and starts to spray bullets they look the part.There is no need to act über cool while flashing boxer shorts,swaying limbs around and talking trash while holding the gun like it most rappers do.They hold it like they are using a screwdriver.Ok 50 cent,oops I mean Curtis Jackson ,you`ve a serious actor now as you use you real name,then it has to be good.

    It will also be great to see Brian Dennehy again,I miss that guy.It will be quite interesting to see what a director like Jon Avnet can do in the action genre.I love the drama movie Fried Green Tomatoes,I tear up each time I see that movie,I`m guessing that some day I will end up crying like a little girl.Oh well,it`s a great story.

    Can hardly wait.

  • dustin

    This has got bad written all over it on so many levels. Brace yourself.

  • dustin

    This has got bad written all over it on so many levels. Brace yourself.

  • dustin

    This has got bad written all over it on so many levels. Brace yourself.

  • Trey Spruance

    This doesn’t look very promising, but the only thing we can be certain of is that de Niro and Pacino got a big cheque for taking part and the script probably wasn’t an important issue.

  • Trey Spruance

    This doesn’t look very promising, but the only thing we can be certain of is that de Niro and Pacino got a big cheque for taking part and the script probably wasn’t an important issue.

  • Trey Spruance

    This doesn’t look very promising, but the only thing we can be certain of is that de Niro and Pacino got a big cheque for taking part and the script probably wasn’t an important issue.

  • ColdNorway

    Man I hope you guys have got it all wrong concerning this being a bad movie.I love the work of Robert De Niro and Al Pacino,sure they can`t cop out to something as trivial as money?They must have some integrity left,right?