"Righteous Kill" is a crime thriller about two buddy cops who are New York City detectives. The two detectives are hunting down a serial executioner dubbed the "Poetry Boy" killer. The killer's victims are all criminals who escaped justice. The other detectives start to suspect Cowan of being the Poetry Boy, but soon find out it is someone else. The film stars Robert De Niro (Detective Tom Cowan), Al Pacino (Detective David Fisk), John Leguizamo (Detective Simon Perez), Donnie Wahlberg (Detective Theodore Riley), Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson (Marcus "Spider" Smith), and Rob Dyrdek ( Robert "Rambo" Brady).
The film was written by Russell Gewirtz and directed by Jon Avnet. The film was produced by Grosvenor Park Productions. Also the film was distributed by Universal Pictures, Oveture Films, and Millennium Films. Running time for the movie is 100 minutes long. The budget for the film was $60 million and the film grossed $78,460,699 while at the box office.