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Extreme Justice (1993)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  10 February 1994 (Netherlands)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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10 February 1994 (Netherlands)  »

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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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Rodney, Ahh Coming Down
Performed by The Trinidad Steel Band
Written by Ken Lawrence
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"How long have you been getting away with murder, boss?!"
16 March 2013 | by (the Mad Hatter's tea party.) – See all my reviews

Supposedly this film when it came out caused a bit of a stir and controversy by claiming that the idea behind the premise (an elite group of LAPD cops operating outside normal police guidelines that target high-profile criminals) was inspired by facts. The idea is scary (bystanders sometimes considered necessary sacrifices), but not particularly new as it did remind me of the Dirty Harry sequel; "Magnum Force". Although this death squad were not rogues operating outside the law as in that film; well that's what they like to think in what is an official unit. "Extreme Justice" might be audacious, but what occurs is by-the-book and formulaic.

Director Mark L. Lester's mechanically brazen handling balances the tough action with the not-so black-and-white context. Some set-pieces are frenetic and raw, chucking in foot-chases, car-chases, bloody shootouts and Mark Irwin's sweeping photography. Sure it can be somewhat heavy-handed and morally bounded, but Lester keeps it reality bounded and it's the lead performance of Scott Glenn that sells it. He plays the leader of the S.I.S (Special Investigation Section) unit. Glenn's outstanding performance is lean, but also ballsy and cynical as you can see it beginning to affect him. Lou Diamond Phillips suitably plays the brash, but idealistically rough newcomer to the squad who actually begins to question the methods in how they go about getting the job done. Watching the two go at it fuelled some tension in between the set- ups after set-ups. There's good support from the likes of Yaphet Kotto, Chelsea Field, Richard Grove, William Lucking, L. Scott Caldwall and Ed Lauter as the police captain. Daniel Quinn and Andrew Divoff play some criminals. While also look for action stuntman Larry Holt and stuntman / actor Bob Minor.

"Trust me amigo. You're made for this work."


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