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Narc (2002)

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When the trail goes cold on a murder investigation of a policeman an undercover narcotics officer is lured back to the force to help solve the case.

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Dan Leis ...
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Lloyd Adams ...
Walter Dandridge
Meagan Issa ...
Little Girl
Lina Giornofelice ...
Jeanine Mueller (as Lina Felice)
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Freeman Franks
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Liz Detmer
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Captain Cheevers
Booth Savage ...
Cecil Mitchum
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Michael Calvess
Gavyn Donaldson ...
Tellis' Infant Son
Myles Donaldson ...
Tellis' Infant Son
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Audrey Tellis
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Henry Oak
Thomas Patrice ...
Officer Marcotte
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Storyline

An undercover narc dies, the investigation stalls, so the Detroit P.D. brings back Nick Tellis, fired 18-months ago when a stray bullet hits a pregnant woman. Tellis teams with Henry Oak, a friend of the dead narc and an aggressive cop constantly under the scrutiny of internal affairs. They follow leads, informants turn up dead, Nick's wife is unhappy he's back on the street, Henry's protective of the dead cop's wife. Nick reads and re-reads the case file, broods, watches Oak's heavy-handed style, sometimes joining in. The brass want to close out the case, Nick and Henry stay on it, and bits of evidence point them to an auto body shop. What actually happened; will Nick ever know? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for strong brutal violence, drug content and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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10 January 2003 (USA)  »

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$7,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,236 (Hong Kong) (12 September 2003)

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$16,236 (Hong Kong) (12 September 2003)
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Trivia

Alec Baldwin was once considered for the character of Detective-Lieutenant Henry Oaks. See more »

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The word "SENSITIVITY" is misspelled on the tape-recorder in the last scene of the movie. See more »

Quotes

Latroy Steeds: I wanna see my lawyer!
Henry Oak: What did you say?
Latroy Steeds: I wanna see my lawyer.
Henry Oak: There are no lawyers, dumb fuck! It's just me and you, and I am in your shit for the duration!
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Referenced in Narc: The Friedkin Connection (2003) See more »

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Provoked
Performed by The Baby Namboos
Courtesy of Palm
Music and Words by Tricky (as Adrian Thaws), Mark Porter, Tony Quigley, Aurora Borealis,
Leo Coleing and Scott Purnell
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A perfect blend of Lumet & Friedkin cop flicks; one of the year's best.
23 December 2002 | by (fairview, nj) – See all my reviews

NARC (2002) **** Ray Liotta, Jason Patric, Chi McBride, Krista Bridges, Busta Rhymes, Anne Openshaw, Alan Van Sprang, Richard Chevolleau, John Ortiz. Filmmaker Joe Carnahan delivers the gritty goods in this throwback homage to 1970s cop thrillers the likes made by Sidney Lumet and William Friedkin with this moralilty play about corruption, the brutal slaying of an undercover cop and some skeletons rattling around in closets shared by volatile detective Liotta (in one of his fiercest performances to date; a career high) and Patric (equally compelling; the film's barometer of fair game and confusion), a vice undercover cop attempting to redeem his reputation by being assigned to a dicey investigation of the murder of Liotta's protégé partner with more at stake than meets the eye. Carnahan's script is above average in its no-holds barred depiction of the stress-levels of on the job performances by police as well as the dire consequences for their actions and reactions thereof. High adrenalized from the get-go with one of the most pulse-quickening opening moments of any movie in recent memory that continues its brisk pacing and bruised cinematography by Alex Nepomaniaschy and modulated score by Cliff Martinez has a unique look and sound. Its two principals deliver award calibre performances in a genre flick that's more than a cut above from the usual offerings. Produced by Liotta and Tom Cruise (among others); one of the year's best.


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