Pride and Glory

October 24th, 2008


Pride and Glory

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A saga centered on a multi-generational family of New York City Police officers. The family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney, investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law. For Ray, the truth is revelatory, a Pandora's Box that threatens to upend not only the Tierney legacy but the entire NYPD.

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 6.7/10 (32,781 voted)

Critic's Score: 45/100

Director: Gavin O'Connor

Stars: Edward Norton, Colin Farrell, Noah Emmerich

A family of police officers - patriarch, two sons, and a son-in-law - deals with corruption in a precinct in Washington Heights. Four officers die in an ambush at a drug dealer's apartment. It's brother Francis's precinct, so when the investigation led by brother Ray finds hints of police corruption, there's pressure to close ranks and save Frankie's career. Dad, a police brass, promises Ray that he and Frankie can clean things up, and Ray should focus on catching the drug dealer who killed the cops. Meanwhile, brother-in-law Jimmy, a hothead and an enforcer, is visited at home by a lowlife. Is Jimmy involved in the corruption? Where can this take the family?

Writers: Joe Carnahan, Gavin O'Connor

Colin Farrell - Jimmy Egan
Edward Norton - Ray Tierney
Jon Voight - Francis Tierney, Sr.
Noah Emmerich - Francis Tierney, Jr.
Jennifer Ehle - Abby Tierney
John Ortiz - Ruben Santiago
Frank Grillo - Eddie Carbone
Shea Whigham - Kenny Dugan
Lake Bell - Megan Egan
Carmen Ejogo - Tasha
Manny Perez - Coco Dominguez
Wayne Duvall - Bill Avery
Ramon Rodriguez - Angel Tezo
Rick Gonzalez - Eladio Casado
Maximiliano Hernández - Carlos Bragon (as Maximiliano Hernandez)

Taglines: The last thing you want to the truth.


Official Website: Metropolitan Films [France] | New Line Cinema [United States] |

Release Date: 24 October 2008

Filming Locations: Broadway Stages, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $6,262,396 (USA) (26 October 2008) (2585 Screens)

Gross: $15,709,385 (USA) (7 December 2008)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Gavin O'Connor did rewrites on the script throughout the filming process.

Continuity: In the scene where Ray is staking out the junkie informant in the Santa hat to find Tezo, when he he jumps out of the car and starts running, he has an empty, unsnapped and flapping holster on his left hip (rear view) but is not carrying a weapon in his hand. When we next see him, he has the holster on his right hip, gun in it and snapped closed. He then un-holsters his weapon from that left hip holster when he readies to enter the building.

Jimmy Egan: I will not apologize for doing what I do!

User Review

Timeless American Film


I saw a screening of "Pride and Glory" last night. It's the kind of American movie you don't see anymore, a throwback to the big themes and dramatic tone of the 1950s, when Elia Kazan was making movies like "East of Eden" and "On the Waterfront," and Arthur Miller was writing plays like "Death of a Salesman" and "All My Sons." Family, honor, corruption, right and wrong, fathers and sons--these are the kinds of issues that director/co-writer Gavin O'Connor is taking on in "Pride and Glory," and in doing so he's made a timeless film. Sincere without being sentimental (much like "Miracle," O'Connor's last effort), "Pride and Glory" gets elbow deep in a corruption scandal that threatens to crack the blue wall of the NYPD and destroy the Tierney family legacy (patriarch Jon Voight, sons Ed Norton and Noah Emmerich, and outlaw brother-in-law Colin Farrell, who has never been better). A muscular, old-school American film, with big themes splashed on a big canvas, "Pride and Glory" is familiar and original at the same time. In the Age of Irony, these are the kinds of movies you rarely see anymore. An honest, gripping drama.


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