StoryOfficer Dave Brown is a Vietnam vet and a Rampart Precinct cop, dedicated to doing “the people’s dirty work” and asserting his own code of justice, often blurring the lines between right and wrong to maintain his action-hero state of mind.
When he gets caught on tape beating a suspect, he finds himself in a personal and emotional downward spiral as the consequences of his past sins and his refusal to change his ways in light of a department-wide corruption scandal seal his fate.
Brown internalizes his fear, anguish and paranoia as his world, complete with two ex-wives who are sisters, two daughters, an aging mentor dispensing bad advice, investigators galore, and a series of seemingly random women, starts making less and less sense.
In the end, what is left is a human being stripped of all his pretense, machismo, chauvinism, arrogance, sexism, homophobia, racism, aggression, misanthropy; but is it enough to redeem him as a man?
|Woody Harrelson||David Douglas Brown|
|Jon Bernthal||Dan Morone|
|Jon Foster||Michael Whittaker|
|Ben Foster||General Terry|
|Ruben Garfias||Pharmacy Security Guard|
|Dominic Flores||Latino Detective|
|Matt McTighe||30-Year-Old Cop|
|Billy Hough||Piano Player|
|Keith Woulard||Shondell Parmallee|
|Steve Buscemi||Bill Blago|
|Harriet Sansom Harris||Stacy Cranston|
|Sigourney Weaver||Joan Confrey|
|Leonard Kelly-Young||Cal Woodward|
|Robin Wright||Linda Fentress|
|Ashley Nikkole Thompson||Captain's Daughter (as Ashley Thompson)|
|Don Creech||Head Shark Lawyer|
|Chuti Tiu||Shark Lawyer #1|
|Sohpie Kargman||Helen's Girlfriend|
|Angelita Macias||Flamenco Dancer #1|
|Assieh Ghassemi||Flamenco Dancer #2|
|Borislov Solakov||Guitar Player|
|Francis Capra||Seize Chasco|
|Jim O'Hagen||Hotel Concierge|
|Tim Russ||Command Staff Member #1|
|Bryan Rasmussen||Command Staff Member #2|
|Ice Cube||Kyle Timkins|
|William Paul Clark||Barbara's Boyfriend|
Official URLOfficial Site
- Genre: Crime Movies
- Theme(s): Historical, Gangsta, Mob/Organized Crime, Police/S.W.A.T.
- Director: Oren Moverman
- Producer: Lightstream Pictures
- Length: 108 Min
- Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
Theatrical Release North America Feb 10, 2012 Europe Feb 24, 2012
Ratings North America R Europe 15 Australia MA