Three minor delinquints (Danes, Ribisi, and Epps) are recruited by a cop (Farina) working undercover to bust a cop/drug ring. When the officer who recruited them is killed, they go above ... See full summary »
New York City police detective John Shaft (nephew of the original 1970s detective) goes on a personal mission to make sure the son of a real estate tycoon is brought to justice after a racially-motivated murder.
Samuel L. Jackson,
Three minor delinquints (Danes, Ribisi, and Epps) are recruited by a cop (Farina) working undercover to bust a cop/drug ring. When the officer who recruited them is killed, they go above and beyond the call of duty to solve the murder; and bust the drug ring. Suffering the jibes, and ridicule of fellow officers; they struggle to save their names, and that of their deceased benefactor. Written by
J. D. Keith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Near the end of the movie, an ambulance has a large logo of the New York City Fire Department on it, while the events of the story take place in and around Los Angeles. See more »
Hey ma mere. Where you going with that fine little ass baby? Why don't ya get out on the street earn a real living huh, start hustling (laughing)
She digs me. You have your hall pass young lady?
Yeah you wanna see my hall pass?
Yeah and I wanna see you in detention.
Hey hey, why do you have to be such a pussy huh, leave her alone alright.
Who are you calling a pussy? Pussy!
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Action Speaks Louder Than Words
Written by Lloyd Harris Jr., Joseph Smith III, Amadee Castenell Jr., Frank J. Richard, Ernest Dabon,
Dwight Richards, Mario G. Tio, Robert Dabon and Kenneth Williams
Performed by Chocolate Milk
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment See more »
This movie started off terrible and then settled into mediocrity.Claire Danes is an attractive and talented actress but she's wasted in this. Giovanni Ribisi has to be one of the most annoying, slack-jawed actors out there,and his character is just as annoying as he is. Omar Epps seems preoccupied with appearing cool(you don't pull it off, Omar). Dennis Farina isn't in this that much,lucky him.That's too bad,because he's a good, likeable actor(that's more than I can say for Ribisi and Epps). The plot is a tired,boring police corruption set-up that's been done much better a million times(L.A. Confidential,for one). Just chalk this one up as another failed T.V. show into movie adaption(which,arguably is pretty much all of them,except for The Fugitive and The Untouchables). ** out of four stars.
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