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?
The video camera that "The Camera Bug" is using at the fair appears to be a two-piece Canon VC-10 series color camcorder, which was appropriate to the setting of the scene in which it appears (1983). The camera transmitted the video signal to a VCR, which you can see in a bag slung over The Camera Bug's shoulder. See more
When Styles is playing basketball against Odessa near the beginning of the movie, you can clearly see the face of a stunt double with much darker skin, who is driving and slam-dunking the basketball rather than Denzel Washington. See more
You're the D.A.!
Wrong! They fired me. As a private citizen I can kick anybody's ass I want to.
Words and Music by Crystal Waters
, Neil Conway
(as Neal Conway) and Mark Harris
Published by Basement Boys Music, Inc. and BMG Music (Admin. by Polygram International Publishing)
Performed by Crystal Waters
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