Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Andy and his brother Hank, are both in bad debts. They decide to hatch a perfect plan, with no guns, no violence, and of course a big pay off. Only Hank hesitates and brings in Bobby on the job, who carries a gun. And instead Doris, that day their mother Nanette was in the store- it ends with Bobby dead and their mom in a coma and dead a week later…
Production Year: 2007
December 28, 2015 18:30 (KSA) ~ December 28, 2015 17:30 (CLT)
Andy Hanson (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and his brother Hank (Ethan Hawke), both are in bad debts. They decide to hatch a perfect plan, with no guns, no violence, no glitches and of course a big pay off.
Only Hank hesitates and decides to bring Bobby Lasorda (Brian F. O’Byrne) in on the job, who carries a gun. And instead of Doris, the usual help, that day their mother Nanette (Rosemary Harris) was in the store, and she pulls a hidden gun herself once she understands she’s being robbed- it ends with Bobby dead and their mom in a coma and dead a week later. But even after the police have had their fill, their father Charles (Albert Finney), Nanette’s widower, suspects that something still doesn’t add up…
The 2007 psychological crime-drama was Sidney Lumet’s last feature film before he died in 2011. The title comes from the Irish saying: "May you be in heaven a full half-hour before the devil knows you're dead".
- Philip Seymour Hoffman
- Ethan Hawke
- Marisa Tomei
- Brian F. O’Byrne
- Rosemary Harris
- Albert Finney
- Annabella Sciorra
- Michael Shannon
- Aleksa Palladino
Directed by: Sidney Lumet
Rating: R for a scene of strong graphic sexuality, nudity, violence, drug use and language.