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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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L. Scott Caldwell and Andrew Divoff both later had recurring roles on the TV show "LOST" (2004). 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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If I Fall Tonight
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Decent action thriller about LAPD corruption
16 May 2013 | by See all my reviews

Mark L. Lester has directed some of the most enjoyably trashy movies ever ("Roller Boogie," "Class of 1984," "Gold of the Amazon Women" etc.), mostly working in the low-budget direct- to-video or TV movie realm though he briefly entered the mainstream with the Stephen King adaptation "Firestarter" and Stallone vehicle "Commando." I haven't seen much of his more recent work, but always perk up when I see his name on a DVD or old VHS tape--his movies are sometimes ridiculous but they're almost always energetic and entertaining.

This is actually one of his more respectable efforts, as it's a fairly effective indictment of police corruption that was made at a time when LAPD was under close scrutiny for just that. Lou Diamond Phillips plays a conscientious (but incongruously long-haired) young police officer recruited to a special unit, teamed with his mentor Scott Glenn. They're assigned to track down serial murderers, rapists and robbers, but somehow every time they apprehend the bad guys, all the perps and usually a few innocent bystanders end up dead--the whole squad is way too trigger-happy, esp. Glenn. Phillips gets increasingly uncomfortable with this, leading to the inevitable tension (a la the later "Training Day") between cop veteran and newbie partner.

Both leads are good, the violent action is solidly handled, and the movie is less campy but no less fun than many of Lester's other films. It's nothing great, but it's a solid "B" flick.


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