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Narc (2002)

R  |   |  Crime, Mystery, Thriller  |  10 January 2003 (USA)
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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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An undercover narcotics officer in Detroit is lured back to the police force. A TV adaptation of the 2002 feature film.

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Little Girl
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Tellis' Infant Son
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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)

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$63,303 (USA) (20 December 2002)

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$16,236 (Hong Kong) (12 September 2003)
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Ray Liotta gained 25 lbs. for the role by eating foods heavy in carbohydrates. Before he would shoot for the day, he prepared by eating Chinese food because the soy in the food helps to retain water and give him that "puffy" look. He also wore a fat suit under his clothes at all times as well as prosthetic skin under his eyes to give him an aged baggy look. See more »

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

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Henry Oak: The only thing you need to know about me is that I'm gonna bag the motherfuckers who killed Mike.
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Brutallic beauty
12 January 2004 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

It took me ages before I could get around to seing this film, but now that I have, I don't know why..

This is a very brutal movie, but a very honest one. In something that in some scenes can almost be described as dogma style, the story is about two cops workings as narcs in the underground. Jason Patric and Ray Liotta are both amazing in thier parts, they both manage to get thier characters out in a way that you actually SEE the persons they portray, instead of "just" the actors playing another role as we sadly see so very often in film these days....they actually ACT!!! Bigtime cudos for these two - I always liked both of them, but this might be the best achievements from them both so far

  • and especially with Ray Liotta, that says a LOT..




I recommend this film highly...NOT for children though ;-) 7/10


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