Scar City (1998)

R  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  23 July 1999 (USA)
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A young cop gets thrown in with a special police squad who are acting as assassins against hoods and who don't care who gets in the way.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Trace
Cop #2
Sam Bandusky
Chad Courtney ...
Druggie #1
Druggie #2
Paramedic #1 (as Andrew Davoli)
Collette Wilson ...
Paramedic #2
Lt. Laine Devon
Sgt. Dan Creedy
Bray Poor ...
Steven Flynn ...
Detective (as Zachary Tiegan)
Heckler in Bar


After a young cop gets involved in his third shooting, he is recruited into a special police unit. He quickly learns that the unit is an assassination corps for hoodlums and they don't care who gets in the way. Saving the life of a child gets him a beating by the unit, which they call an initiation. When they raid a mobster's home and start killing hoods and call girls who just happens to be there, he draws a line when he finds one hiding in a closet. He then goes on the run with her with gangsters and the cops both in pursuit. Written by John Sacksteder <>

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He who controls the cops controls the city


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23 July 1999 (USA)  »

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Scarred City  »

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Fun, enjoyable action-packed movie!
17 June 2013 | by (Western US) – See all my reviews

Given the middle of the road IMDb ratings I didn't expect much from this movie, but after viewing the trailer decided to give it a shot. Was I pleasantly surprised! The story about a cop with issues who joins the corrupt, homicidal, vigilante police unit, then sees the light and fights them is certainly not new, but this movie delivered on what it purports to be--an enjoyable, fast-paced action film.

The three main actors were somewhat deadpan in their delivery, but that made their characters seem all the more...well, scarred. The movie contained all the ingredients for an engaging film: It had action, characters you care about, and even some romance. Hey, it's not "Ben-Hur" but it's a terrific little B film that worth checking out.

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