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R.I.P.D. [2013] (1 disc)

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Director:Robert Schwentke
Writer:Matt Manfredi
Phil Hay
Composer:Christophe Beck
Length:96 minutes
(1 hour 36 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Sorting Category:Comedy
IMDB Rating:5.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:13%
Amazon Rating:3.5/5 stars
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  • Dark Comedy
  • CG
  • Fantasy
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Synopsis: A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him.


Reaction: A bit unfocused and not nearly as fun as it feels it should be most of the time. A few interesting sequences, but overall a bit under-developed.


Personal Rating: 5/10

Select Cast and Crew
Robert Schwentke => Director
Matt Manfredi => Writer
Phil Hay => Writer
Christophe Beck => Composer
Cheryl McMahon => Driving Deado
Christina Everett => R.I.P.D. Evidence Clerk
David J. Curtis => Multi-Armed Deado
Devin Ratray => Pulaski
James Hong => Nick's Avatar
Jeff Bridges => Roy
Kachina Dechert => Goth Chick Deado
Kevin Bacon => Hayes
Larry Joe Campbell => Officer Murphy
Lonnie Farmer => Proctor's Avatar
Lucia Vecchio => Girl Scout / Nick's Avatar  (uncredited)
Marisa Miller => Roy's Avatar
Mary-Louise Parker => Proctor
Michael Coons => Detective in Locker Room
Michael Tow => R.I.P.D. Evidence Clerk
Michael Yebba => Jersey Deado
Mike O'Malley => Elliot
Piper Mackenzie Harris => Nick's New Avatar (as Piper Harris)
Robert Knepper => Stanley Nawicki
Ryan Reynolds => Nick
Stephanie Szostak => Julia
Tobias Segal => Clement Smokewagon Perkins

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The car, into which the captive Hayes is put, has the license plate 314159. These, without the decimal point, are the first 6 digits of pi, the mathematical constant used to calculate the measure of circles. Part of Nick's file number, when being first introduced into the R.I.P.D., is the the first 68 digits in pi.
  • You can see Roy driving the car with what's commonly known as a suicide knob on his steering wheel. The knob itself was an EightBall. Roy was literally "behind the Eight Ball."
  • Jeff Bridges has an extensive display of his doodles on his website. In the first scene at R.I.P.D. Boston, his doodle of Proctor is on the clipboard that he throws on the desk.
  • Jodie Foster was considered for the role of Proctor.
  • Jeff Bridges and Stephanie Szostak, who play likeable characters in this movie, played villainous characters in Marvel's [Iron Man] movies, which are also comic book-based. Bridges played Obadiah Stane in Iron Man, and Szostak played Ellen Brandt in Iron Man 3.
  • This movie has been compared to Men in Black, in that they both deal with secret government agencies contending with otherworldly beings. Jeff Bridges is playing the same kind of character that his good friend and Blown Away co-star Tommy Lee Jones played in the [Men In Black] trilogy.
  • Zach Galifianakis was originally cast as Roy Powell, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.
  • Ryan Reynolds has appeared in six films adapted from comic books. The other five films are Blade: Trinity (Hannibal King), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Deadpool), Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Deadpool (Deadpool), and Deadpool 2 (Deadpool).
  • The finance convention scene was filmed at the Hynes Convention Center, which is half a mile from Copley Square -- the place where Jeff Bridges was nearly killed in real-life during the bomb truck explosion scene of Blown Away.
  • In a Reddit AMA discussion, Jeff Bridges said that he enjoyed making the movie with the cast and crew, but attributed its failure to studio interference. Bridges said, "The suits just cut it against the grain, and, I thought, screwed it up." He described the film as "underwhelming".