5.9/10
802
22 user 10 critic

Brown's Requiem (1998)

Recovering alcoholic ex-LAPD private detective Fritz Brown is hired by caddie "Fat Dog" to follow his kid sister, who is holed up with an old sugar daddy. The trail leads to his old police boss Cathcart, and the bodies start to pile up.

Director:

Writers:

, (novel)
Reviews
2 wins. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Cop (1988)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An obsessive, insubordinate homicide cop is convinced a serial killer is loose in the Hollywood area and disobeys orders in order to catch him.

Director: James B. Harris
Stars: James Woods, Lesley Ann Warren, Charles Durning
Kill Me Later (2001)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Shawn Holloway has a miserable life since she was eleven, when her father left her mother and she stayed alone with her problematic mother. Presently she is graduated, works in a bank and ... See full summary »

Director: Dana Lustig
Stars: Selma Blair, Max Beesley, O'Neal Compton
L.A. Confidential (TV Movie 2003)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.

Director: Eric Laneuville
Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, David Conrad, Josh Hopkins
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Ari is a junior-high student who likes wrestling and lifting weights more than anything else. One day at a local park he and his friend Jeremy are brutally beaten by a group of older guys. ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Schiffer
Stars: Tommy J. Michaels, Selma Blair, Herbert Russell
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Hannah Weyer
Stars: Aesha Waks, Summer Phoenix, J. Smith-Cameron
Dark Blue (2002)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.

Director: Ron Shelton
Stars: Kurt Russell, Ving Rhames, Scott Speedman
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The patriarch of a distinguished but crumbling Dallas family is forced to hit the town with his daughter's punk rock boyfriend.

Director: Amy Talkington
Stars: Tom Wilkinson, Nick Stahl, Selma Blair
L.A. Sheriff's Homicide (TV Movie 2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

It's another night in L.A. County 187 for policeman Walter Drazin and his team, but when they find the corpses of an Asian family in a burned down club, arson and murder come to the fore. ... See full summary »

Director: David Anspaugh
Stars: Miguel Ferrer, Richard Bradford, Kevin Dunn
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Unromantic comedy that follows the on again - off again relationship game of two hapless twenty something couples.

Director: Brent Sterling Nemetz
Stars: Selma Blair, Steve Jasgur, Scott Schiaffo
Stay Clean (2002)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director: Mitch Brian
Stars: Walter Coppage, Race Owen, Greg Kirsch
Short | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Director: Sam Hough
Stars: Joe Gariffo, Shaun Paul Costello, Greg Bell
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

August 8, 1969. The hottest night of the summer. Amid sex, drugs and the Vietnam War, a privileged teenage girl is about to learn that no one is safe. High in the Hollywood Hills, her life ... See full summary »

Director: Natalie Barandes
Stars: Dominique Swain, Jennifer Coolidge, Oliver Hudson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Fritz Brown
Big Daddy Wayne ...
Leotis McCarver
...
Bud Myers
...
Fat Dog (as William Sasso)
...
Jane
...
Solly K
...
Cathcart
...
Walter
Ron Barker ...
Bartender
William Newman ...
Augie
David Labiosa ...
Henry Cruz
...
Sandoval
Lisa Koch ...
Lulu
...
Jack Skolnick
...
Wino
Edit

Storyline

Fritz Brown is an ex-LAPD, recovering alcoholic who now splits his time repossessing cars for a used car lot and staffing his one-man private detective agency. When a filthy caddie named Freddy "Fat Dog" Baker wanders into Fritz's office one day, flashing a wad of cash, Fritz is hired to follow Fat Dog's kid sister Jane, who is holed up with a Beverly Hills sugar daddy named Sol Kupferman. Kupferman is a 70 year-old bag man for the mob, and Fat Dog claims that "Solly K" is up to something evil that may harm Jane. The trail leads Fritz to an encounter with his dark past in the person of Haywood Cathcart, current head of LAPD internal affairs and the person who kicked Fritz off the police force. But what is Cathcart doing in business with a mobster? And why is Jane shacked up with a man old enough to be her grandfather? Fritz starts asking some questions, and the answers are all bad news. Fritz finds himself back on Haywood Cathcart's short list, and as the bodies start to pile up ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

In L.A., The Law Is Still For Sale.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, nudity and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 June 1999 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Brown's dilemma  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,077 (USA) (25 February 2000)

Gross:

$3,077 (USA) (25 February 2000)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The beer bar Fat Dog uses as his contact point "Rustic Inn" is a real bar in L.A. called Ye Rustic Inn. It was not altered for the film in any way- it was perfect as a low life sleazy underbelly of the city hangout. Keifer Southerland, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have been spotted there. See more »

Crazy Credits

Thanks- ALYSSA, ISAAC & MIRABELLE See more »

Connections

References Soul Train (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Popcorn Boo-Ga-Loo (Part 1)
Performed by Jerry Murray (as Jerryo)
Written by Jerry Murray (as Murray), Kaplan
(Lovelane Music Publishing / Boogaloo Music Company)
Courtesy of Boogaloo Records / Sammy Kaplan
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
excellent neo-noir
6 May 2008 | by (Rain City, Pacific Northwest) – See all my reviews

It is definitely Michael Rooker who carries this film with his likable working-man persona.He really manages to show the heart and humanity under his character's rough exterior and when he needs to be menacing he delivers the goods;the scene where he takes a pair of brass knuckles to a creep in order to beat some information out of him is worth the price of admission alone. He is well-served by a snappy script that captures the gritty funk of Ellroy's writing. Capable direction by Jason Freeland keeps things moving nicely. There are excellent character turns by Will Sasso, Brad Dourif,and Barry Newman. And Harold Gould takes a bow as a slimy mobster.I am surprised this isn't more celebrated. Good show, all around.


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?