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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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Witty script, some nice surprises and lively characters.
19 January 2003 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

I had no expectations of this film, but I was thoroughly entertained. We showed it to friends the very next day to see what they thought.

The film's premise is quite outrageous and it is executed in a stylishly outrageous way. There are several Wow! or 'Nice Shot' moments. In fact this film is very close to Grand Theft Auto.

The script is genuinely funny, reminiscent of another Tia Carrere classic, Hollow Point.

For some reason the idea of a Baldwin film is an amusing thing. The South Park movie says, "What sucks about being a Baldwin? Nothing!" I am impressed with Stephen Baldwin's restrained, laconic, dry and heroic performance. We wondered if he were blind, considering the number of disconcerting smiles he issues with his eyes closed.

Chazz Palminteri is the Man. He's given the stupidest role and as usual he makes it seem almost convincing, while he enjoys himself a great deal.

Tia Carrere sings, moves around a lot, looks good, has her moments and kills people. What more can you ask for?

This film scores over many 'better' films by working hard to introduce the opposition. You are half way through the film. You know Stephen Baldwin is up against it, and all the bad guys are still there.

The film is filled with memorable characters. I very much enjoyed the 'fight in the bar' scene because there's no fight. They should use the bouncer in a new series of the Munsters.

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