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WE OWN THE NIGHT
USA: Columbia Pictures / 2929 Productions
UK: Universal Pictures Int (UK)
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Eva Mendes, Mark Wahlberg, Robert Duvall, lex Veadov, Dominic Colon, Danny Hoch, Oleg Taktarov, Moni Moshonov, Antoni Corone, Craig Walker, Tony Musante, Joe D'Onofrio
Director: James Gray
USA & UK: 117 mins
USA Rated: R for strong violence, drug material, language, some sexual content and brief nudity
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language, bloody violence and drug use
USA Release Date: 12 October 2007
UK Release Date: 14 December 2007
UK DVD Release Date: 28 April 2008
Bobby Green (Joaquin Phoenix) has turned his back on the family business. The popular manager of El Caribe, the legendary Russian-owned nightclub in Brooklyn's Brighton Beach, he has changed his last name and concealed his connection to a long line of distinguished New York cops.
For Bobby, every night is a party, as he greets friends and customers or dances with his beautiful Puerto Rican girlfriend (Eva Mendes), in a haze of cigarette smoke and disco music.
But it's 1988, and New York City's drug trade is escalating. Bobby tried to keep a friendly distance form the Russian gangster who is operating out of the nightclub - a gangster who is being targeted by his brother, Joseph (Mark Wahlberg), an up-and-coming NYPD officer, and his father, Burt (Robert Duvall), the legendary deputy chief of police.
WE OWN THE NIGHT, an emotional crime thriller about a man who has chosen to hide his past only to discover that he has to confront an inevitable future, takes its title from the motto of the 1980s-era NYPD street crimes unit.