DirectorTom DiCillo Initial DVD releaseDecember 31, 2002 Duration LanguageEnglish
Release dateJanuary 20, 2001 (2001-01-20) CastDenis Leary (Ray Pluto), Elizabeth Hurley (Dr. Ann Beamer), Luis Guzmán (Juan Benitez), Victor Argo (Lt. Spigot), Chris Noth (Chick Dimitri), Donald Faison (Cletis) Similar moviesThe Canyons, Unlawful Entry, Heaven's Prisoners, Jolene, Knock Knock, Irreversible
TaglineA comedy about a detective with everything... but a clue.
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Double Whammy is a 2001 comedy/drama film. Although intended to be released in theaters, it was ultimately distributed direct-to-video.
Ray Pluto has horrid memories of watching his wife and child die in a traffic accident. He's also a cop who's the laughingstock of New York City because his back went out while trying to stop a mass murderer — who was then shot by a child. For his back, he gets help from a chiropractor. Meanwhile, a teenager hires thugs to kill her father, who's the super in Ray's apartment building. In the same building, two young men are writing a movie script. Ray tries to get past his grief to solve the assault on the super and also return the affections of the chiropractor.
Denis Leary as Ray Pluto, a police officer suffering from back problems.
Elizabeth Hurley as Dr. Ann Beamer, Pluto's chiropractor.
Steve Buscemi as Jerry Cubbins, Pluto's partner.
Melonie Diaz as Maribel Benitez, who hires thugs to kill her father.
Luis Guzmán as Juan Benitez, Maribel's father.
Donald Faison as Cletis, one of the writers in the building.
Victor Argo, Chris Noth, Keith Nobbs, Otto Sanchez Kevin Olson, Bill Boggs, Gerry Bamman, Sally Jessy Raphael, Sharon Wilkins and Caprice Benedetti also star in the film in various roles.
The film holds a 30% "Rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 10 reviews, 3 of which being positive.