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Loose cannon cop Capone returns to his home town of Kingston to join a group of officers fighting organised crime in the area. On his first day he uncovers gun smuggling operation that may ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Capone
Mark Danvers ...
Ratty
Carl Bradshaw ...
One Hand
Audrey Reid ...
Rita
Winston 'Bello' Bell ...
Floyd
Angie Fielder ...
Tina
Lenford Salmon ...
Not Nice
Desmond Ballentine ...
Deportee
Elephant Man ...
Tek-9
Andrew 'Nittie Kutchie' Reid ...
Crime
Devon 'Angel Doolas' Douglas ...
Razor
Winsome Wilson ...
Carla
Ronald 'Too Small' Small ...
Bodyguard
John Jones ...
Supt. Lewis
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TV announcer
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Storyline

Loose cannon cop Capone returns to his home town of Kingston to join a group of officers fighting organised crime in the area. On his first day he uncovers gun smuggling operation that may be connected with lead criminal Oney. However his old crew, led by Ratty, also are involved leading Capone to a choice between his job and his old crew. Written by bob the moo

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, some strong sexuality, language and drug content | See all certifications »
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14 April 2000 (USA)  »

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$15,465 (USA) (14 April 2000)

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$40,717 (USA) (1 September 2000)
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Quotes

Capone: [Capone about to kill one of Port Antonio's most dangerous criminals] Now I'm going to send you home. Guilty as charged.
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Soundtracks

Police and Thieves
Written by Junior Murvin (as J. Murvin) and Lee 'Scratch' Perry (as L. Perry)
Performed by Luciano
Courtesy of Palm Pictures, LLC
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Exotic, but...
21 March 2003 | by (Tromsø, Norway) – See all my reviews

While it was fascinating to watch a Jamaican movie for the first time, I must say that there's a lot that could've been better in Third World Cop. Most importantly the acting. While Paul Campbell does a fairly good job, virtually all the rest of the cast is quite amateurish, and I'm not just saying that because I lost about 1/4 of the dialogue because of the Jamaican English... Also, the camera and post-production work is below Hollywood/Western standards. The small budget (or at least I assume this movie has a small budget) and apparent inexperience of much of the behind-camera crew unfortunately shines through quite often. The script is not bad, but we've seen this before. We haven't seen this in a Jamaican setting before, however, which is perhaps the movie's greatest selling point.

To sum up this is not too great a movie per se and you sometimes get the feeling that you're watching some cheap action TV show, but the Jamaican setting and all that implies (when was the last time you heard anything like "we run things, things don't run we" in an American movie soundtrack? :o) ) is somewhat refreshing, which is essentially what makes the movie worth watching.


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