Release dateOctober 9, 1991 (1991-10-09) (U.S.) ProducersEdward R. Pressman, Michael Hausman CastJoe Mantegna (Bobby Gold), William H. Macy (Tim Sullivan), J.J. Johnston (Jilly Curran), Rebecca Pidgeon (Miss Klein), Ving Rhames (Robert Randolph), Ricky Jay (Aaron) Similar moviesBlackhat, Mad Max: Fury Road, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Sea of Love, Se7en, Salt
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Homicide is a crime-drama film written and directed by David Mamet, and released in 1991. The film's cast includes Joe Mantegna, William H. Macy, and Ving Rhames. It was entered in the 1991 Cannes Film Festival.
Bobby Gold (Mantegna) is an inner-city homicide detective on the trail of Robert Randolph (Rhames), a drug-dealer and cop-killer on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List. En route to nab an accomplice of Randolph, Gold and his partner Tim Sullivan (Macy) happen upon a murder scene: the elderly Jewish owner of a candy store in a black ghetto has been gunned down, reportedly for a fortune hidden in her basement. The deceased woman's son, a doctor, uses his clout to have Gold assigned to the case in the belief that Gold, himself Jewish, might be empathetic to his plight. Gold, however, seems to disregard his ethnicity, and beyond that, he's irritated about being pulled off a much higher-profile case. Ultimately, though, this is offset by interactions with members of the Jewish community that play on Gold's feelings of inadequacy and inability to fit in.
A nighttime survey of the crime scene uncovers an important piece of the woman's past, and Gold's reluctance turns to curiosity, leading to the discovery of a Zionist organization operating in the city. The apparent power and sense of pride these people have is appealing to Gold, and he attempts to become a part of their group. As the film reaches its climax, Gold is thrust into a series of circumstances that test not only his loyalty to the badge, but also his newfound Jewish consciousness.
Joe Mantegna - Bobby Gold
William H. Macy - Tim Sullivan
Ving Rhames - Robert Randolph
Vincent Guastaferro - Lt. Senna
J. J. Johnston - Jilly Curran
Jack Wallace - Frank
Lionel Mark Smith - Charlie Olcott
Roberta Custer - Cathy Bates
Charles Stransky - Doug Brown
Bernard Gray - James
Paul Butler - Commissioner Walker
Colin Stinton - Walter B. Wells
Louis Murray - Mr. Patterson
Christopher Kaldor - Desk Sergeant
Linda Kimbrough - Sgt. Green
Robin Spielberg - Records Officer
Lawrence Kopp - Officer Threatened by Dog
Allen Soule - Fingerprint Technician
Roger Ebert praised it, giving it four stars out of four.
Home video releases
The film was released on VHS in 1992.
On September 8, 2009, the film was given a DVD release by The Criterion Collection. This director-approved release included an audio commentary with Mamet and Macy, as well as cast interviews and a gag reel.