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.

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Robert Schwentke

Writers:

Phil Hay (screenplay by), Matt Manfredi (screenplay by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Bridges ... Roy
Ryan Reynolds ... Nick
Kevin Bacon ... Hayes
Mary-Louise Parker ... Proctor
Stephanie Szostak ... Julia
James Hong ... Nick's Avatar
Marisa Miller ... Roy's Avatar
Robert Knepper ... Stanley Nawicki
Mike O'Malley ... Elliot
Devin Ratray ... Pulaski
Larry Joe Campbell ... Officer Murphy
Michael Coons ... Detective in Locker Room
Chris Everett ... R.I.P.D. Evidence Clerk (as Christina Everett)
Michael Tow ... R.I.P.D. Evidence Clerk
Lonnie Farmer ... Proctor's Avatar
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In Boston, the dirty cop Nick hides gold that he has stolen from drug-dealers with his partner Hayes in the backyard of his house. However, on the next morning, Nick tells Hayes that he will deliver the evidence to the police since he loves his wife Julia and he could not face her acting that way. Nick and Hayes are assigned to a raid against a dangerous gang and unexpectedly Hayes kills Nick. Nick is drawn by a tunnel and based on his previous experience in the police department, he is assigned in the afterlife by the Proctor to join the Rest in Peace Department that protects the living world from the undead and work with the old-fashioned agent Roy. Roy and Nick accidentally find that Hayes in plotting a scheme to revert the sense of the tunnel to the afterlife and bring the Apocalypse to Earth. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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They're defending our world one soul at a time. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for violence, sci-fi/fantasy action, some sensuality, and language including sex references | See all certifications »

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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." See more »

Goofs

When Nick goes to find Julia on her evening jog at the high school, we first see her jogging in lane 3 of the track, just rounding the corner. The following second, we see her from another angle showing her in lane 4 and about 60 yards farther down the track. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Nick: You think *you've* had a bad day at work? I think I got you beat.
[big fat monster guy crashes through]
Nick: That's not me.
[Roy taking chase]
Nick: Nope, that's my partner.
Pulaski: Suck it!
Nick: There I am. Three or four days ago, I didn't know this world existed. But three or four days ago, I wasn't in the Rest In Peace Department...
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Crazy Credits

As the primary cast is first being shown, the names are accompanied by images relevant to their characters: Roy's ten-gallon hat, Proctor's white boots, Hayes' St. Christopher's medal, etc. See more »

Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #51.2 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Konichiwa Bitches (Trentemøller Remix)
Written by Klas Ahlund, Robyn Carlsson
Performed by Robyn Carlsson (as Robyn)
Courtesy of Universal-Island Records Ltd. and Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Not even close to as bad as the reviews made it seem, watch it & make up your own mind. Funny & entertaining. I liked it. I say B.
27 October 2013 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"You gonna sit there and mope or do you want to help me stop the, you know, an apocalypse?" After things go very very wrong while out on a bust Boston PD officer Nick (Reynolds) is killed but before he heads to his judgement he is swept into an office and offered a new job. He is now a member of the R.I.P.D. and along with his new partner Roy (Bridges) they set out to capture the Dead-O's that roam free. When Nick finds a connection between the Dead-O's and his death things turn personal. I have to start off by saying that I wasn't really expecting this to be good at all. I'm not sure why but when I say the preview I immediately expected another Men In Black and didn't think it was needed. While I won't say this wasn't Men In Black like, it was much better then I expected and did laugh and was entertained most of the way through. This is very much geared toward a young teen crowd but I still found it funny. I do have to say though that without Reynolds and Bridges this may have been unwatchable. I did like it and am glad I saw it but this isn't something I'd watch again, but keep in mind I expected this to be as bad as all the reviews it got. A combination of Men In Black with a dash of Howard The Duck thrown in. Watchable but really only once. Overall, not even close to as bad as the reviews made it seem, watch it and make up your own mind. I give it a B.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

R.I.P.D. See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,691,415, 21 July 2013

Gross USA:

$33,618,855

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,324,220
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2.35 : 1
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