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Narc (2002)

 -  Crime | 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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Tellis' Infant Son
Myles Donaldson ...
Tellis' Infant Son
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Thomas Patrice ...
Officer Marcotte
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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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Narc: Calles peligrosas  »

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$7,500,000 (estimated)

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

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$16,236 (Hong Kong) (12 September 2003)
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Tom Cruise was so impressed after seeing the movie that he took on the role of executive producer, and made sure the movie got a wider release than originally planned. He also convinced director Joe Carnahan to take the director's chair for Cruise's upcoming Mission: Impossible III (2006). However, not long after production started, Carnahan left the set due to creative differences with Cruise. See more »

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Nick Tellis breaks open the window of the car to get in even though it is clear that the doors are unlocked. See more »

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[Oak has a gun at a hoodlum]
Henry Oak: You asshole! I'll shoot your fuckin' head off!
[the hoodlum starts crying]
Henry Oak: Shut the fuck up!
[getting angrier]
Henry Oak: SHUT THE FUCK UP!
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Out of Time
Performed by Mike Berger
Written by Mike Berger
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Incredible
6 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

Narc was very, very fast-paced, and at times a little hard to follow... but whatever confusion I felt only added to the stark surrealism of the story. Shots of blue and gray and black, full of dark lines and sharp corners while always real somehow appeared to be strange and deep and profound. The story is gritty, filthy realism--- but I felt as though I were stepping into a completely amazing hallucination.

The acting and everything is brilliant but what really gets me is how well the feelings and the visual come together. The realism and blood becomes something deeply emotional.

I recommend it... unless you want to be all happy and sunny, in which case Narc is not for you.


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