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EvenHand (2002)

R | | Drama | 14 November 2002 (USA)
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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Lawrence Stringer ...
Mather
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David Mather
Io Tillett Wright ...
Toby
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Jessica (as Ruth Osuna)
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Victor
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Carol (as Kelley Saunders)
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Old Man With Brick
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Lisa Mather
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Lisa's Mom
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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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Rated R for language, some violence and drug content
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detainee: [from back seat as Ted gets out to confront hooligans] Hey man, is this gonna take a long time, 'cause I really gotta piss.
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Tale of two Bills
3 July 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a slice-of-(police)-life drama, that doesn't take the "Hollywood cop movie" route of making the cops crooked. Nope, these cops are human. Bill Sage is great as Officer Morning, the slightly jaded cop taking Officer Francis (Bill Dewes) under his wing. Morning may act like an ass at times, and Francis too saintly, yet you never fail to believe that these two are each doing the right thing in their respective heads. Playing more like a series of vignettes (a la' 'Cops'), this film doesn't have a true plotline until late in the film. But that's just a minor quibble. As far as independent films go, this still remains one of the better ones that I've seen in a while.

My Grade: C

Where i Saw it: Sundance Channel


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