Double Whammy (2002)




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Movie Info

A cop tries to sort out his personal life while a wave of odd behavior sweeps through his apartment building in this quirky comedy. Ray Pluto (Dennis Leary) is a New York City police detective who has been in an emotional slump since his wife and daughter died in an accident several years earlier. Ray's mood isn't lightened at all when he and his partner Jerry Cubbins (Steve Buscemi) stop into a fast food restaurant just as an armed robbery is taking place. Ray throws out his back while reaching … More

Rating: R (for language, violence, some sexuality and drug use)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Tom DiCillo
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 31, 2002
Lions Gate Film


as Ray Pluto

as Dr. Ann Beamer

as Jerry Cubbins

as Juan Benitez

as Chick Dimitri

as Lt. Spigot

as Mirabel Benitez

as Ping Pung

as Detective Banks

as Bill Berman

as Gina Lavina

as Desert Storm Killer

as Burger Bun Manager

as Lola Fontaine
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Critic Reviews for Double Whammy

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | May 20, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Despite some funny visual gags, this is one of DiCillo's disappointing comedies, also suffering from an unappealing turn from Elizabeth Hurley.

Full Review… | December 18, 2008

Perhaps if DiCillo's last two pictures weren't so clever, Double Whammy would stand on its individual merits a little more stably.

Full Review… | January 3, 2003
Film Freak Central

Nothing particularly exciting or boring about this movie.

Full Review… | January 3, 2003
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

It doesn't always mesh perfectly, but DiCillo is working with a broad palette and his ability to mix comedy and drama is shown at full effect.

Full Review… | July 22, 2002
Cinema Gotham

Audience Reviews for Double Whammy

Certainly not a great film, but very underrated. I thought it was very funny. Offbeat, but very funny.

Stephen Earnest

Super Reviewer

In a long line of off-beat comedies, "Double Whammy" has to come in as one of the twistiest out there. It never quite figures out what kind of movie it wants to be, making it an oddly enjoyable viewing experience. Sure, "Double Whammy" isn't anything special nor does it ever try to be. It's small-time, peculiar, original, and entertaining. This is a clever little motion picture.

Stephen Earnest
Stephen Earnest

Super Reviewer

With Denis Leary , Elizabeth Hurley and Steve Buschemi-who cares if it is only a 3 star movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Suzy Creamcheese

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