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Pacino Vs. De Niro: The Showdown

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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Remember when Heat first came out, and the buzz was all about how Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, the two acting giants of the 70s, finally shared the screen for the first time? These were the legends of Raging Bull and Dog Day Afternoon, of Goodfellas and The Godfather, of The Deer Hunter and Serpico. Tomorrow's release of Righteous Kill once again gives us the opportunity to see these old pros go toe-to-toe in a gritty crime drama. Unfortunately, after a decade-plus of train wrecks, instead of Travis Bickle and Tony Montana, we're left with the stars of Meet the Fockers and SImone.

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