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EvenHand (2002)

 -  Drama  -  14 November 2002 (USA)
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Set in a dirt-poor neighborhood in the fictional city of San Lovisa, Texas, EvenHand tells the story of two very different cops, working together for the first time. Rob Francis, recently ... See full summary »

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Officer Ted Morning
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Officer Rob Francis
Lawrence Stringer ...
Mather
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David Mather
Io Tillett Wright ...
Toby
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Jessica (as Ruth Osuna)
Irene Pena ...
Carla
Héctor García ...
Victor
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Carol (as Kelley Saunders)
Eduardo Cavazos Garza ...
Sgt. Leonard
Greg Bransom ...
Donald
Earley B. Teal ...
Old Man With Brick
Bena Kratochvil ...
Lisa Mather
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Ronald
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Set in a dirt-poor neighborhood in the fictional city of San Lovisa, Texas, EvenHand tells the story of two very different cops, working together for the first time. Rob Francis, recently divorced, finds the adjustment from his previous assignment in "Sleepytown" difficult. With his new partner, the volatile Ted Morning, he spends his days breaking up domestic disputes and attempting to make sense of a parade of lowlifes, firebugs and junkies. Morning is the original Texas cowboy, all muscle and bravado: arrest 'em first, ask questions later. The characters and events in EvenHand subtly intertwine until Francis and Morning must both face the consequences of their very different approaches to the job. Filmed on location in San Antonio, Texas, EvenHand is a police story, but it's not about car chases or shoot-outs. It's about two cops struggling to survive in a world where, without warning, numbing routine can give way to primal fear. Written by george lacey

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You can't be everybody's friend.

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Rated R for language, some violence and drug content
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Officer Ted Morning: This town's got more fender lizards, in this town, than anywhere on the northern hemisphere.
Officer Rob Francis: What are fender lizards?
Officer Ted Morning: What's a fender lizard? It's these chicks who love cops. They're just fender lizards. They just hang out on your...
Officer Rob Francis: ...your fender?
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A breath of fresh air for American indie film making
25 August 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It's not often we see a cop movie that hits us as being so realistic that we can truly believe in the characters as real people. EvenHand does exactly this. The film follows two very cops in smalltown Texas. Both of them are doing the job to the best of their ability and both have very different approaches – one has a no-nonsense approach and the other tries to be understanding and the people's friend. After seeing the more obvious failings of the first approach we are introduced to the downside of the more people-centred approach and realize, as do the cops in the story, that the answer maybe lies somewhere in between. It's a film not so much about the stories of petty crime they attempt to address but a careful and telling character study and comment on the difficulty of police work and finding the best way of doing the job, and in doing so becomes a moving emotional drama. In a climate where American movies usually spell style over substance, this is a welcome voice in independent filmmaking.


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