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Dark Blue (2002)

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A robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.

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Set in the Los Angeles Police Department in April 1992, Dark Blue is a dramatic thriller that takes place just days before the acquittal of four white officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King and the subsequent L.A. riots. In this racially-charged climate,the LAPD's elite Special Investigations Squad (SIS) is assigned a high-profile quadruple homicide. As they work the case, veteran detective Eldon Perry, known for his tough street tactics and fiery temper, tutors SIS rookie Bobby Keough in the grim realities of police intimidation and corruption. Meanwhile, Assistant Chief Holland, the only man in the department willing to stand up to the SIS, threatens to end Perry's brand of singlehanded "justice" on the Los Angeles streets. While navigating through the tumultuous neighborhoods of South Central L.A., Perry and Keough must track down cold-blooded killers and face their own demons, which prove to be more ruthless than the criminals they pursue. Written by Press kit

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Sworn to protect / Sworn to serve / Sworn to secrecy See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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21 February 2003 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$445,606 (France) (22 August 2003)

Gross:

$445,606 (France) (22 August 2003)
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Standing in the background during Eldon's briefing to the SWAT team is Peter Weireter, who really is LAPD SWAT. See more »

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When Perry goes to 12657 Juliet, the number of shotgun shells remaining in the storage clip on his shotgun after he loads it alternates between two and three between shots. See more »

Quotes

Beth Williamson: I hope you burn in hell Eldon Perry. You evil motherfucker.
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References L.A. Confidential (1997) See more »

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A very good thriller
8 February 2004 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Kurt Russel and Scott Speedman star in this this thriller about an elderly cop, named Eldon (Russel) who is corrupt, yet thinks what he does is for the greater good. His younger partner, named Bobby(Speedman) is new on the force, and he's taking on his partners way of being a cop. While Eldon and Bobby are out doing their 'thing', a robbery occurs. Several people are left dead, and its up to Eldon and Bobby to solve the case, in their own way.

The story goes on from there, and takes several unexpected turns, and proves to be highly entertaining, just like the rest of the movie. Kurt Russel's acting is top-notch, but unfortunetly Scott Speedman doesn't really deliver a very striking performance. But other than Speedman's lacking acting skills, the movie is very good. The story keeps you on the edge of your seat, and there are several subplots that all come together in the end, giving us an ending which leaves us all satisfied.

Now, this is definetly not an action movie. Instead it relies on its story and the characters, and that's a very good move by the director. But there are still moments where we are in awe of the movie, such as the riot scenes. Scenes of absolute anarchy.

All in all, a very good movie. Recommended to all who wants a good story to sit back and enjoy. 8/10


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