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Bending the Rules (2012)

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Detective Nick Blades is a New Orleans cop on trial for corruption. Assistant District Attorney Theo Gold is the man in charge of putting him behind bars. When these two unlikely partners from opposite sides of the law stumble onto a criminal plot, they’ll need to rely on luck - and patience - to take down a dangerous killer without killing each other first.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 9th, 2012 (Limited) by WWE Studios
Video Release: March 27th, 2013 by WWE Studios
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violence and a sexual reference.
(Rating bulletin 2208, 2/1/2012)
Running Time: 83 minutes
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Keywords: Corrupt Cops, Buddy Cop, Lawyers
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: WWE Studios
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   D.A. Theo Gold
   Nick Blades

Supporting Cast

Jennifer Esposito    Olivia Garcia
Alicia Witt    D.A. Roslyn Wohl
Kevin Weisman    Gil
Phillip Baker Hall    Herb Gold
Jessica Walter    Lena Gold

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

Dylan Schaffer    Screenwriter
Mike Pavone    Producer
David Calloway    Producer
Lori Lewis    Producer
Kenneth Zunder    Cinematographer
Nancy Hirami    Co-Producer
Jerry U. Frizell    Editor
Trevor Morris    Composer
Vicki Hiatt    Music Supervisor
Denise Chamian    Casting
Tom Proctor    Stunts

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

Friends with Limited Releases

March 9th, 2012

There are plenty of limited releases on this week's list, including a couple that earned some strong pre-release buzz. One of these, Friends with Kids is opening in close to 400 theaters, which is a huge amount for a limited release. It will certainly be the biggest limited release at the box office, but I'm not sure how well it will do on the per theater chart. There are a few films earning amazing reviews, including Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Footnote, and Sound of Noise. I'm not sure any have what it takes to expand significantly, but hopefully at least one of them will find a receptive audience in limited release. More...

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