In this action thriller, Denzel Washington plays Nick Styles, the assistant district attorney of L.A. The film opens in his early days as a cop on the L.A.P.D. During a carnival, master criminal Earl Talbot Blake creates a scene after a botched drug deal. Styles and Blake confront each other, during which Blake is wounded by Styles and later sent to prison. Seven years later, Blake escapes from prison during a parole board hearing to carry out his revenge against Styles, and what follows is a violent series of events that destroys Styles' career. This sets the stage for one last bloody duel between Styles and Blake. Written by
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He's a cop accused of murder. And the only man who knows he's innocent is the killer who framed him.
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Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for strong violence and sensuality, and for language and drug content
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Did You Know?
When Odessa calls Blake, to set him up he says "You wanna find out who really got the power. Bring your punk ass to the tower!". In 1991, the year this movie was released, Ice-T released his album "O.G.(Original Gangster)" and on it was a track called "The Tower" which shares a similar line of "I ask myself just who had the power: The Whites,The Blacks, Or just the gun tower." See more
As street cops, Styles and his partner are walking a beat at the carnival without their uniform hats, which are required whenever an officer is outdoors. See more
I guess a Beretta in the butt beats a butterfly in a boot, huh?
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