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Black and White (1999)

Chris O'Brien, devoted Catholic and rookie cop with LAPD, is assigned to partner with the hard-edged, street-smart Nora Hugosian. A serial killer is loose, and all the victims are low-life ... See full summary »

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Nora 'Hugs' Hugosian
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Chris O'Brien
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Simon Herzel
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Lynn Dombrowsky
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Michael Clemence
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Sergeant Wright
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Bany Glover (as Ashley E. Tucker)
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Charlie Sanders
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Pablo
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Carmela (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
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Peeping Tom
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Witness (as Michael P. Chan)
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Chris O'Brien, devoted Catholic and rookie cop with LAPD, is assigned to partner with the hard-edged, street-smart Nora Hugosian. A serial killer is loose, and all the victims are low-life guys whom Nora has dealt with. So, when the tire tracks of a police car are found at a murder scene, she's the prime suspect of internal affairs investigator Simon Hertzel. Chris and Nora start an affair, but meanwhile he has suspicions about her. Should he start his own investigation, which would be an act of betrayal, or trust her, as his partner and his lover? When a witness i.d.'s Nora's former partner, Michael Clemence, as the killer, Nora gives Mike an alibi, and things get complicated. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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If you can't trust your partner, who can you trust?


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25 April 2001 (Philippines)  »

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The character, Lynn Dombrowsky, scoffs, "Nora as Dirty Harry?" The actress playing Dombrowsky is the daughter of Clint Eastwood of the Dirty Harry movies. See more »

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Ernie Pitts: You know what they say about broads in uniform, don't you? They are either nymphos, lesbos or psychos!
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High From Bastard City
Written by Elizabeth A. McTaggart & Peter Phillips
Performed by The Chicken Hawks
Courtesy of R.A.F.R. Records
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Worth Watching Just for Gina Gershon
28 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

'Black & White' is quite a conventional cop story. The script idea is quite interesting - a murder investigation that turns quickly in an internal police investigation involves a young (and Catholic!) cop and his sexy and more mature partner (Gina Gershon). Unfortunately, the good idea leads to a script full of logic holes (a several minutes shooting scene in a hospital at night without anybody hearing, for example!). Directing is heavy and conventional, makes the film difficult to watch, and spoils even the rather surprising final. The only reason that makes this film worth watching is Gena Gershon - she is a good actress, looks more attractive than ever - even in a cops uniform, and the role fits her perfectly. 6/10 on my personal scale.


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