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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This is one case that's going to be settled out of court.
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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?
almost never blinks during this film. He wore a contact lens to give the impression that his character had a glass eye. 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
You lied to me.
I didn't lie to you. I just didn't tell the whole truth.
You're such a lawyer.
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