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?
worked out for three hours a day, six days a week for four months so as not to look out of shape for his shirtless scenes. 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
[meeting Blake for the first time
I know you. You're that dude got busted on America's funniest home video.
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