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Edison (2005)

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Upon discovering a den of corrupt policemen, a fresh-faced journalist makes a shaky allies in a jaded reporter and investigator for a powerful district attorney.

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Lazerov
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Tilman
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Reigert
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Butler (as Tim Paul Perez)
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Willow
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Josh Pollack, a naive and ambitious reporter, is convinced the F.R.A.T., an elite force within the Edison Police Department, is corrupted. Working on a homicide case, he begins to unearth evidence which suggests that the entire justice system is willingly turning a blind eye to the abuses of the this force. When his life and that of his girlfriend are threatened from his research, he join forces with his editor, a once-famous reporter, and a renown private detective to bring down the F.R.A.T. and every one behind it. Written by Ploy P.

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Corruption, Righteousness, Lawless, In this city, only the cops are above the law.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence and language, and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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11 November 2005 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Edison Force  »

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$25,150,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

When Sgt. Frances Lazerov is chasing one of the bank robbers in the beginning of the movie, he says "Come out, come out, wherever You are". Which is a line taken from the movie The Third Man - originally spoken by Harry Lime (Orson Welles). See more »

Goofs

After Moses and Josh have been to see the DA there is a scene down a walkway where a female extra walks past in one shot and again when the angle is changed and then disappears for the third angle. See more »

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[first lines]
Deed: You're a big venue now. Global commerce, sports franchises, chit chat cafés. But you don't get it, because you don't see it. Life is not what you think it is. Because of guys like us, you can go on thinking it, 'til reality sets in. Reality's a motherfucker.
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Referenced in Absolute Power: The Making of Edison Force (2006) See more »

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Time Has Come Today
Written by Joseph Chambers (as Joseph Cambers) and Willie Chambers
Published by Careers BMG Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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I registered with IMDb just to tell the world how bad this movie really is!!!
13 November 2005 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

Normally, I have much better things to do with my time than write reviews but I was so disappointed with this movie that I spent an hour registering with IMDb just to get it off my chest.

You would think a movie with names like Morgan Freeman or Kevin Spacey would be a bankable bet... well, this movie was just terrible. It is nigh on impossible to "suspend disbelief"; I tried, really, I wanted to enjoy it but Justin Timberlake just wouldn't let me.

Timberlake should stick to music, what a dreadful performance - NO presence as an actor,NO character. Can't blame everything on Justin: The movie also boast a dreadful plot & badly timed editing; its definitely an "F".

After seeing this, I have to wonder what really motivates actors. I mean, surely Morgan actually read the script before taking the part. Did he not see how poor it was? What then could motivate him to take the part? Money? Of course, acting is at times more about who you are seen with rather than really developing quality work.

LL Cool J is a great actor; he gets a lot more screen time than Freeman or Spacey in this movie and really struggles to come to terms with the poor script.

Meanwhile, the audience goes: "What the hell is going on here? You expect me to believe this crap?"

In short, apart from Justin a great lineup badly executed - very disappointing.


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