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Blood Ties (2013)

  • Rate: 6.4/10 total 3,447 votes 
  • Genre: Crime | Drama | Thriller
  • Release Date: 23 August 2013 (Norway)
  • Runtime: 127 min | France:144 min (Cannes Film Festival)
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Blood Ties (2013)

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  • IMDb page: Blood Ties (2013)
  • Rate: 6.4/10 total 3,447 votes 
  • Genre: Crime | Drama | Thriller
  • Release Date: 23 August 2013 (Norway)
  • Runtime: 127 min | France:144 min (Cannes Film Festival)
  • Filming Location: New York City, New York, USA
  • Budget: $25,500,000 (estimated)
  • Gross: $41,229 (USA) (28 March 2014)
  • Director: Guillaume Canet
  • Stars: Clive Owen, Marion Cotillard, Billy Crudup | See full cast and crew »
  • Sound Mix: Dolby
  • Plot Keyword: 1970s | Flashback | Family Relationships | Based On Story | Police

Writing Credits By:

  • Guillaume Canet (screenplay) &
  • James Gray (screenplay)
  • Jacques Maillot (film "Les liens du sang") and
  • Pierre Chosson (film "Les liens du sang") and
  • Eric Veniard (film "Les liens du sang")
  • Bruno Papet (novel "Deux freres, un flic, un truand") and
  • Michel Papet (novel "Deux freres, un flic, un truand")

Known Trivia

  • Matthias Schoenaerts was cast after starring opposite Marion Cotillard (director Guillaume Canet’s wife) in Rust and Bone (2012). Canet told that he chose Schoenaerts after hearing Cotillard praising his acting several times. Matthias and Guillaume had meeting briefly on the “Rust and Bone” set, when Canet came to visit his wife. 10 of 10 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Guillaume Canet’s English-language directorial debut. 4 of 4 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Mark Wahlberg was originally cast in the lead role but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. 6 of 7 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • James Gray helped Guillaume Canet to translate the dialogue from french to fluent New Yorkese. 3 of 3 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • English-language adaptation of Jacques Maillot’s french thriller Les liens du sang (2008) that was starred by Guillaume Canet, the director of Blood Ties. Is this interesting? Interesting? YesNo |

Goofs: Factual errors: The armored truck robbery takes place around New Year's, but a poster from "Chinatown" is on the side of the bank. That picture opened in June, so there's no way it would still be displayed nearly seven months after it opened.

Plot: Two brothers, on either side of the law, face off over organized crime in Brooklyn during the 1970s. Full summary » |  »

Story: New York, 1974. Fifty-year-old Chris (Clive Owen) has just been released on good behavior after several years in prison following a gangland murder. Reluctantly waiting for him outside the gates is his younger brother, Frank (Billy Crudup), a cop with a bright future. Chris and Frank have always been different, and their father, Leon (James Caan), who raised them alone, seems to favor Chris despite all his troubles. Yet blood ties are the ones that bind, and Frank, hoping that his brother has changed, is willing to give him a chance – he shares his home, finds him a job, and helps him reconnect with his children and his ex-wife, Monica (Marion Cotillard). But Chris’ inevitable descent back into a life of crime proves to be the last in a long line of betrayals, and after his brother’s latest transgressions, Frank banishes him from his life. But it’s already too late, as the brothers’ destiny is bound together, forever. Written byPolly_Kat

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Xavier Amblard known as line producer
  • Alain Attal known as producer
  • Guillaume Canet known as producer
  • Maria Cestone known as executive producer
  • Molly Conners known as executive producer
  • James Gray known as executive producer
  • Sarah E. Johnson known as executive producer
  • John Lesher known as producer
  • Vincent Maraval known as executive producer
  • Hoyt David Morgan known as executive producer
  • Kerry Orent known as executive producer
  • Hugo Sélignac known as producer
  • Christopher Woodrow known as producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Clive Owen known as Chris
  • Billy Crudup known as Frank
  • Marion Cotillard known as Monica
  • Mila Kunis known as Natalie
  • Zoe Saldana known as Vanessa
  • Matthias Schoenaerts known as Scarfo
  • James Caan known as Leon
  • Noah Emmerich known as Lieutenant Connellan
  • Lili Taylor known as Marie
  • Domenick Lombardozzi known as Mike
  • John Ventimiglia known as Valenti
  • Griffin Dunne known as McNally
  • Jamie Hector known as Nick
  • Yul Vazquez known as Fabio De Soto
  • Eve Hewson known as Yvonne
  • Anais Lee known as Janie
  • Mirabelle Lee known as Janie
  • Richard Petrocelli known as Romero
  • Mark Mahoney known as Louis
  • Vincent Lamberti known as Johnny
  • Olek Krupa known as Tommy
  • Joseph Patrick O'Malley known as Policeman Station (as Joseph O'Malley)
  • Laurence Lowry known as Cell Guard
  • Jon Goracy known as Mechanic / Witness
  • Joseph Mesiano known as Partenza
  • Philipp C. Wolter known as Vincent (as Philipp Christopher)
  • Brendan Burke known as Marco
  • Charlie Tahan known as Michael
  • Daisy Tahan known as Robin
  • Angelica Boccella known as The Girl
  • Chris Fischer known as Police Officer Norm
  • Tom Greer known as Policeman 50's
  • Audrey Amey known as Policewoman
  • Mike Sheehan known as Manager
  • John Joseph Gallagher known as Head Internal Affairs
  • Austin Williams known as Young Chris
  • Ron Crawford known as Old Man
  • Mike Houston known as Policeman #2
  • Eli Tokash known as Young Frank
  • Julian Gamble known as Jack Wheeler
  • Dominik Tiefenthaler known as Ruby Bartender
  • T.J. Kenneally known as Ryan Smith
  • Anthony Alessandro known as Fake Cop
  • Heather Litteer known as Bored Hooker #1
  • Matthew Sproul known as SWAT Cop #1
  • Craig Castaldo known as Park Goer
  • Maytal Angel known as Prostitute (uncredited)
  • Daniel Bainbridge known as In a rushTrain Rider (uncredited)
  • Tommy Bayiokos known as Sing Sing Prison Police Officer (uncredited)
  • Kevin Cannon known as Junkie Vagrant (uncredited)
  • Ismael Peter Casillas III known as Basketball kid with Mom (uncredited)
  • Courtney Cooper known as Escort (uncredited)
  • Richard R. Corapi known as Pedestrian (uncredited)
  • Mario Corry known as Wedding guest (uncredited)
  • Alix Cross known as (uncredited)
  • John Damroth known as Subway Conductor (uncredited)
  • Joseph A. DiPietro known as Subway Passenger (uncredited)
  • Daniella Escobio known as Grand Central Passenger (uncredited)
  • Edgar Felix known as Detective (uncredited)
  • Chris Haemmerle known as Club Dancer (uncredited)
  • Leeann Hellijas known as Waitress (uncredited)
  • James Hook known as Third Guy (uncredited)
  • Tammy Jean known as Prostitute (uncredited)
  • Anne Bergstedt Jordanova known as The Ruby Hooker (uncredited)
  • Anna Kuchma known as Hooker (uncredited)
  • Robert Leckington known as Train Passenger (uncredited)
  • Stacey Maltin known as Prostitute (uncredited)
  • John Mancini known as NYPD Police Officer (uncredited)
  • Johan Matton known as Junkie (uncredited)
  • Frank L. Messina known as John (uncredited)
  • Melissa Mikel known as Bordello Hooker (uncredited)
  • Bryan A. Miranda known as Grand Central Station Train Passenger (uncredited)
  • Olan Montgomery known as Bordello Bodyguard (uncredited)
  • Kennedy Moronta known as Disco Dancer (uncredited)
  • Nicole Neuman known as Ivy (uncredited)
  • Katelyn O'Friel known as Escort (uncredited)
  • Dennis Rees known as Father in the Park (uncredited)
  • Veronika Ann Rees known as Daughter in the Park (uncredited)
  • McKenzie Shea known as Wedding Guest (uncredited)
  • Chris Slone known as Young Leon (uncredited)
  • Rob Stats known as Natalie's Friend (uncredited)
  • Gerard Sullivan known as Policeman (uncredited)
  • Ben Van Bergen known as John #1 (uncredited)
  • Joshua Williams known as Street Guy #1 (uncredited)



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:

  • Margot Boccia known as makeup department head
  • Tom Denier Jr. known as special makeup effects artist
  • Sunday Englis known as makeup artist
  • Christine Fennell known as key hair stylist
  • Craig Lindberg known as special makeup effects artist
  • Sanja Milic known as additional makeup artist
  • Dorka Nieradzik known as make-up and hair: Mr. Owen
  • John Quaglia known as hair stylist
  • Roxanne Rizzo known as key makeup artist
  • Jason Joseph Sica known as hair department head
  • Stanley Tines known as hair stylist

Art Department:

  • Diane Andazola known as scenic artist
  • Anthony Baldasare known as shop foreman
  • Julia Barraclough known as scenic artist
  • Bobby Berg known as assistant art director
  • Shannon Robert Bowen known as assistant property master
  • Tessa Brophy known as art department coordinator
  • Leni Calas known as assistant picture car coordinator
  • Katie Clinebelle known as picture car coordinator
  • Dominick Cocuzzo known as construction grip
  • David Cooney known as storyboard artist
  • Benji Cox known as art department coordinator
  • Michael Curry Jr. known as construction foreman
  • Pete Didomenico known as helper: set dressing truck
  • James Donahue known as scenic foreman
  • Liza Donatelli known as props
  • Mary Fellows known as shopper
  • Kendall Fleisher known as art department production assistant
  • Isaac Gabaeff known as props
  • David Scott Gagnon known as leadman
  • Scott Getzinger known as property master
  • Jay Hendrickx known as camera scenic
  • Kevin Herlihy known as carpenter
  • Michael Herlihy known as construction coordinator
  • Jonathan Huggins known as set dresser
  • Teddy Janicki known as scenic shop person
  • Janet Kalas known as charge scenic
  • Mat Kowalski known as additional on-set dresser
  • Joanna Leavens known as props
  • Lou Lotto known as construction production assistant
  • Ráchel Lowery known as art department production assistant
  • Scott Matthew MacDonald known as set dresser foreman
  • Greg Mazzola known as construction grip
  • Mike Melchiove known as carpenter
  • Fred Momole known as helper: electric truck
  • John Pollard known as assistant art director
  • Malcolm Reid known as key carpenter
  • Jeffrey Rollins known as on-set dresser
  • Ann Marie Ryan known as scenic artist
  • Theo Sena known as picture car coordinator
  • Max Sherwood known as property master
  • James Tlockowski known as carpenter
  • Bryan Tonkin known as key construction grip
  • Daniel Tonkin known as best boy construction grip
  • Davin Vazquez known as construction production assistant
  • Josh Vogel known as assistant picture car coordinator
  • Ralph Volpe Jr. known as helper: set dressing truck
  • William Wiggins known as additional on-set dresser
  • Joan Winters known as graphic designer
  • Joshua Lee Yancey known as picture car coordinator




Production Companies:

  • Les Productions du Trésor
  • Worldview Entertainment
  • Caneo Films
  • Mars Distribution (co-production) (as Mars Films)
  • Wild Bunch (co-production)
  • Grisbi Productions, Le (co-production)
  • France 3 Cinéma (co-production)
  • Chi-Fou-Mi Productions (co-production)
  • LGM Productions (co-production) (as LGM Cinéma)
  • Treasure Company (co-production)
  • Canal+ (participation)
  • Ciné+ (participation)
  • France Télévisions (participation)
  • M6 (participation)
  • France 4 (participation)
  • W9 (participation)

Other Companies:

  • DDA Public Relations (DDA)  public relations: Worldview Entertainment
  • Lightnin' Production Rentals  transportation equipment
  • Mediacom 24-7  travel and accommodation
  • Mod Media Professional Talent Representation  talent agency


  • California Filmes (2014) (Brazil) (theatrical)
  • Lionsgate (2014) (UK) (theatrical)
  • Lumière (2014) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Mars Distribution (2013) (France) (theatrical)
  • Roadside Attractions (2014) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Scanbox Entertainment (2014) (Denmark) (theatrical)
  • Scanbox Entertainment (2013) (Norway) (theatrical)
  • Zon Audiovisuais (2014) (Portugal) (theatrical)
  • ADS Service (2014) (Hungary) (all media)
  • Front Row Filmed Entertainment (2014) (United Arab Emirates) (all media) (Middle East, North Africa and Iran)
  • IPA Asia Pacific (2014) (Thailand) (all media)
  • Lionsgate (2014) (USA) (all media)
  • MC Distribution (2014) (Lebanon) (all media) (Middle East)
  • Madman Entertainment (2014) (Australia) (DVD)
  • Madman Entertainment (2014) (Australia) (all media)
  • Scanbox Entertainment (2014) (Finland) (all media)
  • Scanbox Entertainment (2014) (Sweden) (all media)
  • Tanweer Films (2014) (Bangladesh) (all media)
  • Tanweer Films (2014) (Bhutan) (all media)
  • Tanweer Films (2014) (India) (all media)
  • Tanweer Films (2014) (Nepal) (all media)
  • Tanweer Films (2014) (Pakistan) (all media)
  • Tanweer Films (2014) (Sri Lanka) (all media)
  • Teleview International (2014) (Lebanon) (all media) (Middle East)



Other Stuff

Visual Effects by:

  • Alain Carsoux known as visual effects supervisor
  • Florian Chauvet known as visual effects coordinator
  • Christophe Dehaene known as digital compositor
  • Bessaguet Eléonore known as digital compositor
  • Adrien Garcia known as digital compositor
  • Pacini Kevin known as visual effects editor
  • Aurelie Lajoux known as senior compositor
  • Mathieu Legros known as digital compositor
  • Arnaud Ortmann known as digital compositor
  • Benjamin Pelletreau known as digital compositor
  • Vincent Perzo known as digital compositor
  • Joel Pinto known as digital compositor
  • Pierre Procoudine-Gorsky known as digital compositor
  • Amélie Rey known as digital compositor
  • Valerie Taylor known as digital artist
  • Georges Tornero known as visual effects supervisor
  • Franklin Toussaint known as senior compositor
  • Charles Zoller known as digital compositor

MPAA: Rated R for violence, pervasive language, some sexual content and brief drug use



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