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Plot, Details & Awards

Homicide

(1995)

Rated R for language and violence.

R In Theaters 05/14/1995 , 100min.
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Plot & Details

The third film written and directed by playwright David Mamet, this combination of crime drama and character study stars several of Mamet's stock players. Joe Mantegna stars as Bobby Gold, a detective with a gift for negotiation who, along with his partner Tim Sullivan (William H. Macy), accidentally stumbles upon a crime scene -- the murder of an elderly Jewish woman in her corner store. When it turns out that the victim was politically well-connected and Jewish, Bobby's superiors assign him the case because he's also Jewish. The problem is that Bobby isn't very religious and he resents being taken off a higher profile drug investigation involving a dealer, Randolph (Ving Rhames). Bobby's also highly skeptical when the murdered woman's family claims that her death was not a simple robbery but an anti-Semitic hate crime. As he gets deeper into his case, however, Bobby discovers that a larger conspiracy may be afoot, and he begins to question his own ethnic roots.

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1991 Independent Spirit Awards Best Cinematography Roger Deakins Nominated
1991 Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Actor William H. Macy Nominated
1991 Independent Spirit Awards Best Picture Nominated

Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1990 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Cinematography Roger Deakins Won

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1991 National Board of Review Best Picture Nominated

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