In "Blood Ties," Frank (Billy Crudup) and Chris (Clive Owen) Pierzynski are brothers in Brooklyn, New York, in the 1970s. Frank chose a life as a police officer while Chris is just being released from prison after a nine-year sentence. While they've never quite seen eye to eye or been close, they are family at the end of the day.
So when Chris, who really tried to stay straight this time, takes a criminal gig and is caught by Frank, this puts the two men in very difficult situations. Frank wants to be a good cop but can he really arrest or turn his a blood relative? That's the decision he is faced with in this thriller. Marion Cotillard, Mila Kunis, Zoe Saldana, Matthias Schoenaerts and James Caan costar in the film.
"Blood Ties" will have good competition in the theaters alongside other films such as the "Veronica Mars" movie, "Need for Speed," "Mr. Peabody and Sherman," "300: Rise of an Empire," "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "Cheap Thrills," "Monuments Men," "Winter's Tale," "RoboCop (2014), "About Last Night," "Vampire Academy," "The Lego Movie," "Gimme Shelter," "I, Frankenstein," "Ride Along," "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," "The Wolf of Wall Street, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," "Her," "American Hustle," "12 Years a Slave," and "Frozen".
He Was My Hero
Frank: "I could remember the first time he was in prison. I was so f***ing pissed because I idolized that guy. He was my hero."Frank opens up about his relationship with brother Chris to Vanessa. Frank idolized Chris growing up and was heartbroken when his vision of that hero was broken.
You Did It for Me?
Frank: "I'm sorry that I stopped coming to visit you. You having a cop brother was going to be tough on you on the inside."Chris: "Oh, so you did it for me? One visit in nine f***ing years. F*** you!"Chris confronts Frank about how he never visited in prison. While Frank has some lame excuse, Chris surely isn't buying it.
Is There Anything You're Not Telling Us?
Cop: "We want to know what you know."
Lieutenant Connellan: "Is there anything you're not telling us?"
Cop: "We've got to bring your brother in for questioning."
Frank: "Are you kidding me?"
I Just Gotta Get Back On My Feet
McNally: "What about you, Chris, you have any plans?"
Chris: "Keep the judge happy. I don't got a cent to my name. I just gotta get back on my feet."
McNally: "Understood, it's good to have you back."
Fresh out of prison, Chris meets up with an old friend. Chris vows to stay straight but finding decent employment as a convict isn't exactly easy.