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  Tags: 3d, action, based on comic, COMEDY, Dark Horse Entertainment, detective, ghosts, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon, Marisa Miller, Mary-Louise Parker, Matt Manfredi, Original Film, Peter M. Lenkov, Phil Hay, police, R.I.P.D., Rest in Piece Department, Robert Knepper, Ryan Reynolds, spirits, Stephanie Szostak, SUPERNATURAL, undead, Universal Pictures, Zach Galifianakis

Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds headline the 3D supernatural action-adventure R.I.P.D. as two cops dispatched by the otherworldly Rest In Peace Department to protect and serve the living from an increasingly destructive array of souls who refuse to move peacefully to the other side.

Veteran sheriff Roy Pulsifer (Bridges) has spent his career with the legendary police force known as R.I.P.D. tracking monstrous spirits who are cleverly disguised as ordinary people. His mission? To arrest and bring to justice a special brand of criminals trying to escape final judgment by hiding among the unsuspecting on Earth.

Once the wise-cracking Roy is assigned former rising-star detective Nick Walker (Reynolds) as his junior officer, the new partners have to turn grudging respect into top-notch teamwork. When they uncover a plot that could end life as we know it, two of R.I.P.D.’s finest must miraculously restore the cosmic balance...or watch the tunnel to the afterlife begin sending angry souls the very wrong way.

Comedy | Supernatural

July 19, 2013
October 29, 2013 (DVD)
Now On DVD
Dark Horse Entertainment
Original Film
Universal Pictures
PG-13 "violence, sci-fi/fantasy action, some sensuality, and language including sex references."
Official Site
Robert Schwentke
Phil Hay
Matt Manfredi
Peter M. Lenkov (comic)
Ryan Reynolds
Jeff Bridges
Kevin Bacon
Stephanie Szostak
Mary-Louise Parker
Marisa Miller
Robert Knepper

  • The flick will reportedly be converted into 3D during its post-production process.
  • Filmed in Boston.
  • Originally slated for a June 28th 2013.
  • Actor Robert Knepper (Prison Break's "T-Bag") plays a ghost, which are known as "deado" in the movie.
  • Model-turned-actress Marisa Miller will be in the film as the "human avatar" of Jeff Bridges ghost character, apparently it's the form humans see when he's in his "earthly form".
  • Mary-Louise Parker is in negotiations to play the character that oversees the R.I.P.D.
  • Actress Stephanie Szostak will play the wife of Ryan Reynold's character.
  • Kevin Bacon will play the villain in the film.
  • Back when Zach Galifianakis mas still attached to the project, his character was described as a "wise-cracking officer who's been hunting spirits since the 1800s."
  • Comedian/Actor Zach Galifianakis was originally going to play a fellow cop and partner to Ryan Reynold's character, but he had to drop out of the project due to scheduling conflicts.
  • Directed by Robert Schwentke (The Time Traveler's Wife, Red).
  • The film's title R.I.P.D. stands for the "Rest in Piece Department."
  • Based on the comic with the same name by Peter M. Lenkov.

A UHM staff member has not reviewed this film.