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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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Commander Kates
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Tony Luna
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Felix Scalese
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Det. Cragie
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Ted Pirelli
Ron Henriquez ...
Victor Comacho
Joe Guzaldo ...
Det. Nick Kopalas (as Joseph Guzaldo)
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Diana Luna
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Det. Brennan
Wilbert Bradley ...
Spider
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Det. Dorato
Gene Barge ...
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Mario Nieves ...
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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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Eddie Cusack's a good cop having a very bad day. See more »


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Andrew Davis:  [protagonist smashing someone's head on drug table]  See more »

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As Cusack approaches the bad guys' pool hall and is exiting his car, a small crowd and a uniformed police officer are clearly visible across the street near the sidewalk. See more »

Quotes

[Camacho and Cusack run into each other in a public building]
Luis Comacho: One day, I would like to give you a gift of a Columbian neck-tie.
[Camacho's underlings laugh]
Luis Camacho: It's very special. You slit the throat, pull out the tongue and on you, (Camacho laughs), it would look beautiful.
Cusack: [smirking] Why don't you give it to me right now?
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Leave it to Norris. He'll do it by the badge, and on his lonesome too.
8 March 2008 | by (the Mad Hatter's tea party.) – See all my reviews

As I sat down, I wasn't expecting much even with the constant praise I read about this particular Norris effort. So to my surprise, I usually can't help but grin, or chuckle whenever watching one his films (humorous or not), but "Code of Silence" altered that perception. Well just say up until that waterlogged, lonesome gung-ho final curtain call into heroic pulp territory. Now then I couldn't help but raise a smirk, and go along with the fantasy. What really pushes this one along; is that it's professionally directed with balls and vigorous energy by Andrew Davis. The well-plotted material keeps you involved, while even following the standard textbook cop drama elements. The honest script has some cringe moments, but never becomes brainless. Just look at the witty humour and turmoil drama (a real concentration on loyalty from the cops to the criminals) that's thrown in, it fits along with everything that opens up in the meaty plot.

So it begs the question. How was our star? Norris's competently does a fine job. His easy-going nature, brought to the screen a comfortable performance, even when he wasn't kicking ass. And we know how good he's at the latter, but his acting turn here had a rather genuine feel to his character. Even though he's one man antics cross the line. He doesn't need a partner. Hell, just sack the entire police force as you can see by the results. Norris is capable enough. He got game. Henry Silva's stoically vicious drug lord villain, was a sturdy show-in and Molly Hagan admirably delivers. Ralph Foody amuses as a burnt-out cop.

Nothing about this project is award winning material, but assured catering in nearly every field makes it better than just your average cop drama. A confidently good-looking production, is filled with well-placed set-pieces and sweaty stunk work infused by its snappy pace and an uncannily, upbeat music score. The urban setting is put to great-use and fashionably-captured shots.

Quite an exciting and always on the move action yarn, which has a little more thought behind it than you might think.


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