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A cop is gunned down on Xmas eve. Jerry Beck, the homicide cop given the job of hunting the killer, investigates some leads which bring him into contact with a group of white supremacy extremists. In addition to the racists, Beck also has to contend with an unhelpful FBI agent. Written by Rob Hartill

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You know the man at a glance. And he still carries a badge. DON JOHNSON is JERRY BECK. See more »


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24 March 1989 (USA)  »

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$8,125,592 (USA)
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Throughout the movie Bobby Burnes uses a Browning 9mm, When he tries to kidnap Beck in his car he again has the Browning. During the Shootout after Beck crashes his car into the police car to get away from Burnes, Burnes opens fire on him with a Berreta 92F 9mm. See more »

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Chief Hillard: Let me give you a piece of advice here, Beck. You're a big city cop. If I was in the big city I'd listen to you. But this ain't the big city, this is Cottonwood, population twenty two thirty one. I'm the chief of police. This is my town, my territory. I'll make it real simple, nobody is gonna fuck with me here.
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Referenced in Percy tårar (1996) See more »

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LA cop takes on white supremacists who've killed one of his own.
26 August 2000 | by (LA, CA) – See all my reviews

I shied away from this film initially, due to its low IMDB rating at the time, but I was very pleasantly surprised. It's based on actual events, yet the story has all the right elements of a great action film. Don Johnson's LA cop is up against tremendous odds, a renegade, a drunk, lonely, and yet an entirely likeable character. Whether you like Johnson (the actor), or Frankenheimer (the director), or action films (the genre) in general, give this film a chance. It's almost perfect. Completely underrated by the scoring on this site.

7.5 out of 10


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