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Extreme Justice (1993)

A rogue cop joins an elite LAPD unit who secretly operate as a vigilante death squad, but soon begins to question their methods.

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Jeff Powers is the newest member of a very elite and very secret LAPD division. Their mission is to target important criminals and to get them to stop. Police brutality is not a known term for the division and they will stop at nothing to get the job done, even if it means murder. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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They're an elite task force. They target high-profile criminals, learn how they work...and shut them down. See more »


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Rated R on appeal for strong graphic violence, language, and for a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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2 July 1993 (Italy)  »

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S.I.S. - Special Investigation Section  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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According to an article of the LA Times in 1992, the producers of EXTREME JUSTICE were the subject of intense surveillance by the Special Investigation Section during the making of the film. See more »

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In the beginning, there is a party where the crew of cops target shoot some beer bottles. One cop lines up 5 empty bottles, but the other cops shoot 12 bottles half-filled with beer. See more »

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Larson: Tell me detective, what kind of police officer watches a young girl get raped?
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Referenced in Escale à Nanarland: Le Justicier de New York (2013) See more »

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Rodney, Ahh Coming Down
Performed by The Trinidad Steel Band
Written by Ken Lawrence
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Extreme Incredulity
26 October 2008 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Unlike what one reviewer said this is NOT a ripoff of Magnum Force. In that one Lieutenant Hal Holbrook put together his own little squad from Academy rookies to dispatch repeat offenders. In Extreme Justice this operation has the sanction from the higher ups of the LAPD. Just how far they sanction the exact methods used is open to question.

This Special Investigations Squad seems to be quite the haven for the misfits of the LAPD, those that have forgotten their first duty is protection and service. Which is why Scott Glenn thinks Lou Diamond Phillips, a detective with more than his share of beefs with Internal Affairs for excessive use of force, is perfect for the squad.

What should have sent him running from Phillips is the fact he's got a nice live-in relationship with a reporter, Chelsea Field. That one certainly threw me in this film, you'd think that Lou would be the last guy he'd try to recruit for his team.

And what his team is, is a death squad. They target perpetrators follow them and wait to catch them in the act. Then it's open season.

Extreme Justice went very overboard in trying to make a point. There sure would have been no harm in waiting for a gang of bank robbers to finish the robbery and taking them down outside. No civilians got hurt when the citizens of Coffeyville did that to the Daltons. Or waiting until three rapists finish the job before moving in. That's what were asked to believe here.

And frankly I couldn't buy it. A lot of good players get really wasted in this one.


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