Double Whammy (film)

Double Whammy
Directed by Tom DiCillo
Written by Tom DiCillo
Starring Denis Leary
Elizabeth Hurley
Luis Guzmán
Donald Faison
Steve Buscemi
Melonie Diaz
Distributed by Lions Gate Entertainment
Release dates
  • January 20, 2001 (2001-01-20)
Running time
93 min
Language English

Double Whammy is a 2001 comedy/drama film. Although intended to be released in theaters, it was ultimately distributed direct-to-video.[1]


Ray Pluto has horrid memories of watching his wife and child die in a traffic accident. He's also a cop who's the laughingstock of New York City because his back went out while trying to stop a mass murderer who was then shot by a child. For his back, he gets help from a chiropractor. Meanwhile, a teenager hires thugs to kill her father, who's the super in Ray's apartment building. In the same building, two young men are writing a movie script. Ray tries to get past his grief to solve the assault on the super and also return the affections of the chiropractor.


Victor Argo, Chris Noth, Keith Nobbs, Otto Sanchez Kevin Olson, Bill Boggs, Gerry Bamman, Sally Jessy Raphael, Sharon Wilkins and Caprice Benedetti also star in the film in various roles.


The film holds a 30% "Rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 10 reviews, 3 of which being positive.


  1. Mankiewicz, John. "Straight to Video." New Yorker. February 10, 2003.

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