• Publication date: April 11, 2013

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…

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2007

MBC 2:

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".

 

Starring:

  • 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.