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Narc (2002)

 -  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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Little Girl
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Gavyn Donaldson ...
Tellis' Infant Son
Myles Donaldson ...
Tellis' Infant Son
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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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Narc: Calles peligrosas  »

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Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$16,236 (Hong Kong) (12 September 2003)
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Both Ray Liotta and Jason Patric participated in the film for nearly no money. In fact, at one point during production the cast and crew's paychecks weren't coming through due to legal and budgetary issues, so Liotta and Patric worked for free because they liked writer/director Joe Carnahan and didn't want to see his career ruined by the shutting down of his movie. See more »

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When Lt. Henry Oak is first seen, his jacket is off, revealing his shoulder holster rig. He is carrying a .357 magnum revolver, but the holster rig is made for a semiautomatic. The strap on the side opposite the pistol contains a case for a semiautomatic magazine. See more »

Quotes

Darnell 'Big D Love' Beery: Motherfucker, you know who killed him!
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well-made cop flick
24 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

Gritty, hard-edged police thriller from writer-director Joe Carnahan. Held responsible for for a deadly bust that went awry, dedicated veteran narcotics officer—and family man—Patric is reinstated by Internal Affairs on the condition that he aid hotheaded renegade lieutenant Liotta in the investigation of a slain officer whose story doesn't seem to add up. A gripping, in-depth, and atmospheric look at the notorious drug underworld and realm of police corruption. A solid genre film with a sturdy, poised performance from Patric, and an aggressive, forceful performance from Liotta. Plot gets overly convoluted at times but it's still entertaining. ***


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