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Third World Cop (1999)

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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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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)


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

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Capone: Look like the church gone into gun-runnin'.
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Written by C. Morris, C. Campbell, L. Allen, H. Morris Jr, L. Dunbar, L. Willis, S. Marsden
Performed by Innocent Crew
Courtesy of Palm Pictures, LLC
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Jamaican cop returns to his old neighborhood in Kingston to deal with local criminals
13 April 2000 | by (Washington,DC) – See all my reviews

In this well paced, down-to-earth film, we are introduced to "Capone," a tough "shoot-first, ask questions later" cop.

After a transfer back to his old neighborhood in "Dungle," one of the poverty-stricken tenements of Kingston, Jamaica, he uncovers a burgeoning gun running operation headed by the local Don, "Wonie".

Capone is a force to be reckoned with - one doubts he will encounter many problems -until he finds out that one of the Don's main men (Ratty) is the young brother of Capone's best friend from his youth.

The film captures some of the spirit of "The Harder They Come" in an updated fashion. The story remains tragic but is well complemented by true-to-life characters and a healthy dose of comic relief.

Subtitles could use work - there are times when you can understand the patois that they use subtitles. Other times dialogue is incomprehensible and no subtitles are used.

All in all a good job at portraying an all too common story in the tenements and "yards" of Jamaica. If you read "Born fi' Dead" and enjoyed it you will also enjoy this film.

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