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  • 12A
  • Action, Comedy
  • 2013
  • 96 mins

R.I.P.D.

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Synopsis

Shot dead during a routine drug bust, a Boston detective (Ryan Reynolds) is recruited by the ghostly Rest In Peace Department and partnered with a grouchy 19th century sheriff (Jeff Bridges).

About

Adapted from the Dark Horse comic book series Rest In Peace Department, this lively action flick from director Robert Schwentke (RED, The Time Traveler's Wife) plays like Men In Black meets Ghostbusters, as Ryan Reynolds' recently-deceased cop is enrolled in the special, supernatural law enforcement division tasked with keeping wayward spirits at bay. As with his retired and extremely dangerous hit, Schwentke skilfully balances action-packed spectacle and genre-skewering humour - here no better epitomised than by Jeff Bridges' scene-stealing performance as a rootin'-tootin' gunslinger, a perfect buddy-cop comic foil for Reynolds' R.I.P.D. rookie.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Kevin Bacon, Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds, Mary Louise Parker
  • Director: Robert Schwentke
  • Screen Writer: Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi
  • Producer: Michael Fottrell, Mike Richardson, Neal Moritz
  • Photographer: Alwin H Kuchler
  • Composer: Christophe Beck

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