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Code of Silence (1985)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  3 May 1985 (USA)
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A Chicago cop is caught in a middle of a gang war while his own comrades shun him because he wants to take an irresponsible cop down.

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Luis Comacho
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Tony Luna
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Felix Scalese
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Det. Cragie
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Ted Pirelli
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Victor Comacho
Joe Guzaldo ...
Det. Nick Kopalas (as Joseph Guzaldo)
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Diana Luna
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Wilbert Bradley ...
Spider
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Gene Barge ...
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Eddie Cusack is a Chicago police officer about to bust some members of the Comacho gang when the gang is shot up by a rival drug gang from the neighboring building, led by Tony Luna. Victor Comacho is the only survivor of the Comacho gang and his older brother, Luis, who is the leader of the gang, retaliates by killing Luna's family and kidnaps Luna's daughter, Diana. Cusack must face Tony Luna and Luis Comacho alone because nobody on the police force is willing to help him since he was the only cop who broke the code of silence by testifying against a fellow cop who killed an unarmed teenager, but Cusack is not really alone. A police robot called "Prowler" aides Cusack as he takes down the gangs. Written by Anonymous

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The toughest cop in the world.... just got tougher. See more »


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This is the first movie where Ron Dean and Joseph F. Kosala, whose play Brennan and Kobas, played together. Later they met again in Above the Law (1988) and The Fugitive (1993), both directed by Andrew Davis. See more »

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When Victor shoots Tony's thug on board, we can see the hole in Victor's right bottom window. But when Eddie enters the room after it, the hole disappears. See more »

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Brennan: Hey Sarge! You know how a Camacho's like a cue ball? Cause the harder you hit 'em, the better their English gets.
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This was Chuckies high water mark...
30 September 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This came out after he had made some increasingly better films, which also made more $$ than earlier foot-in-face efforts...His stuff like 'Lone Wolf McQuade' and 'Missing in Action I and II' were hits, weren't terrible and showed him on the rise. Then came this in the spring of '85, it made a lotta $$$ and was actually seen as starting a new phase to his career. It got good reviews too.

It was seen as being like a good Bronson or Eastwood flick.

Then he fell off the wagon with two more hits-Invasion USA and Delta Force, before tanking with the Firewalker and Missing III. Never recovered save for the '93- TV series. That at least is okay. Its too bad things went that way, for as Code shows, it didn't have to happen.

This is a good flick, I liked the action, Henry Silva is an effective baddie, the El-train stunts are fun, the foot in face stuff not too insulting to yer intelligence, Norris seems to show some real concern for the young gal he is protecting, etc. You have to also like the corrupt cop angle here. They didn't blow that either.

This one is good and is better remembered than you would think.

*** outta ****

Henry


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