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Officer Down -- A policewoman unwittingly puts her family in danger when she uncovers corruption in her department.


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The only thing deadlier than a serial killer... is a cop with a license to kill.
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  (in credits order)

Sherilyn Fenn ... Detective Kathryn Shaunessy

Casper Van Dien ... Officer Philip Hallows

Jerry Kroll ... Detective Gary Hill

Larry Drake ... Captain Raymond Taggart

Ted Shackelford ... Commissioner Donald Hallows

Richard Gleason ... Michael Shaunessy

Sam Scarber ... Lieutenant Randy Williams

Greg McDonald ... Officer McCammon (as Gregory McDonald)

Joe Ochman ... Bates
Mario Soto ... Officer Lou Sideman

Jordan Roberts ... Christine Gorman

Tom Tarantini ... David Meed

Mack-b ... Johnny Wilson (as Fatal Instinct)

James Patric Moran ... Matthew Childs

Jason Peirce ... Officer Miller

Brooke Baumer ... Assitant Coroner
Solomon Loop ... Officer Morley

Nicole Kingston ... Officer Baron

Bill Dearth ... Chief of Police
Halle Lindstrom ... Halle Shaunessy
Ignacio Alcala Jr. ... Ivan Cavalera

Joshua Wolf Coleman ... Bouncer
Christopher Miller ... Officer #1

Suzan Brittan ... Officer #2
Sarah Elizabeth ... Prostitute
Cynthia Glausi ... Prostitute
Zyanya Brandt ... Girl with Bouncing Ball
Rebecca Davis ... FBI Agent Dancer
Joalissa Dingman ... Dancer
Jazmyne ... Dancer
Stacy Leigh ... Dancer

Rhonda Morman ... Dancer
Kathy Nguyen ... Dancer
Mersing Le Guen ... Dancer (as Mersing Nguyen)
Michelle M. Olmeda ... Dancer (as Michelle M. Olmedu)
Destiny Monique ... Fatal's Gang (as Destiny Arrendondo)
Ruben Ferrer ... Fatal's Gang
Erick Frederick ... Fatal's Gang
Billy Garcia ... Fatal's Gang
Mike Jackson ... Fatal's Gang
Ramon Molina ... Fatal's Gang
Christina Villaseñor ... Fatal's Gang
Byron Lee Bertagnolli ... Officer
Robert Funk ... Officer
Steven Garcia ... Officer
Del Guillen ... Officer (as Del Guillen Jr.)

Daryl Anthony Harper ... Officer (as Daryl Harper)
Chad Harrison ... Officer
Don Jabuat ... Officer
Ed Mecija ... Officer
Tim Regan ... Officer
Blair Sillers ... Officer
Stephen Wade Wilson ... Officer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Julia Faye West ... Dancer
Eric Andersen ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Eric Jimenez ... Officer (uncredited)

Danielle Kasen ... FBI Agent (uncredited)
J. Lauren Proctor ... News Reporter (uncredited)

Directed by
Christopher Miller 
Writing credits
Stephen Johnston (written by)

Produced by
Mark Boot .... producer
Jack Hunter .... executive producer
Sarah E. Noonan .... producer
Amparo Ochoa Vargas .... distribution producer
Steve Taylor .... line producer
Original Music by
Nathan Lanier 
Cinematography by
Ryan Nguyen (director of photography)
Byron Werner (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Karl T. Hirsch 
Casting by
Dean E. Fronk 
Donald Paul Pemrick  (as Donald Pemrick)
Production Design by
Shannon Kemp  (as Shannon T. Kemp)
Art Direction by
Dominic Ceci 
Jeff Williams 
Costume Design by
Carla Biggert 
Makeup Department
Jennifer Albrecht .... special makeup effects artist
Michele Leon .... first makeup assistant
Valecia Sarmento .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Jason Fazio .... assistant production manager
Karl T. Hirsch .... post-production supervisor
Tim Wasmundt .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cynthia Glausi .... second assistant director
Crystal Hopkins .... second second assistant director
Justin Jones .... first assistant director
Sheila Louie .... first assistant director
Tony Margulies .... first assistant director
Tony Margulies .... second unit director
Melanie Wagor .... second assistant director
Ben Waller .... second unit director
Art Department
Chris Brandt .... storyboard artist
Stephen Mykel .... set dresser
Sound Department
Zach Bangma .... boom operator
Bryan Colvin .... boom operator
Andy Hay .... sound re-recording mixer
Markus Innocenti .... sound editor
Jackie Johnson .... sound editor
Dana Kopetzky .... sound mixer
Rod O'Brien .... sound effects editor
Jesse Pomeroy .... supervising sound editor
Geordy Sincavage .... foley mixer
Paul Stanley .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Shannon Kemp .... special effects supervisor
Christine Anne Baur .... stunt driver
Jill Cordova .... stunts
Craig Jensen .... stunt driver
Kim Robert Koscki .... stunt coordinator
Joanna Shelmidine .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Jesse Arnold .... gaffer: re-shoots
Greg Brezovec .... electrician
Alexander Brown .... best boy electric
Thomas Burns .... first assistant camera
Sharla Cipicchio .... second assistant camera
Guido Egger .... key grip
Josh Ellis .... assistant camera
Shane English .... additional first assistant camera
Angelo Figlio .... electrician
Joe Hendrick .... assistant camera
Kyle Jewell .... second assistant camera
Gretchen Kyle .... first assistant camera: second unit
Lee McLaughlin .... lead camera
Lee McLaughlin .... still photographer (as Lee Hinton)
Ben Pluenneke .... camera production assistant
Scott Probe .... grip
Zack Richard .... director of photography: second unit
Jim West .... electrician
Teruhisa Yoshida .... gaffer
Casting Department
Mike G. .... casting associate
Chad Harrison .... casting: Colorado/Washington D.C.
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anne Metcalfe .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Peter Swartz .... colorist (as Pete Swartz)
Music Department
Nathan Lanier .... conductor
Damon Tedesco .... scoring mixer
David Wolin .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Matthew Ballard .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Jay Chais .... set medic
Dana Charles .... production assistant
Jason Fazio .... assistant location manager
Kelly J. Halley .... production assistant
Renay Nailon .... production assistant
Charles Shin .... key set production assistant
Rony Shino .... location manager
Matthew Glenn Siegler .... production assistant
Naomi Trejo .... production assistant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Assassin in Blue" - USA (video title)
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Rated R for strong violence, language, some drug use and sexuality/nudity
USA:88 min

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6 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
If you can't trust the police who can you trust?, 2 August 2005
Author: sol1218 from brooklyn NY

**SPOILERS** Much like the Clint Eastwood 1973 movie "Magnum Force" the film "Officer Down" is about a group of corrupt policemen who take the law into their own hands and go on a killing spree offing all the major drug dealers in the city of L.A.

The killer cops are lead a a religious psycho officer Philip Gammon, Casper Van Dien,who we learn later in the movie is the son of a top L.A police commander Donald Hallows, Ted Shackelford. Hallows who himself turns out to be so unstable in his actions that he has his gang of crime cops turn on even innocent bystanders who were willing to give evidence to the drug killings, in order to protect the identity of the cop killers. Hallows even has the killer cops go a step beyond even killing innocent citizens by having honest cops, and their families, who got wind of what's really going on murdered by his dirty cops; which makes them even more dangerous then the most hardened and vicious criminals in L.A.

The best reason for seeing "Officer Down" is the many aerial photography scenes of L.A in it but the story itself is hard to take. Not that there aren't any corrupt cop in LA in real life but the cops who are breaking the law in the movie are so stupid and ridicules that you wonder why they weren't caught before the film even began?

Sherilyn Fenn as Det. Kathryn Shaunessy is a bit too melodramatic as the good cop up against the system that's protecting the wrong doers in the department. Kathryns partner Det. Gary Hill, Jerry Knoll,is totally unbelievable as her partner who's, you guessed it, one of them but doesn't seem know it. Garry is totally unconscious in what trouble he's putting his innocent partner into by his actions. We get to see the good side about Gerry with the explanation of him taking $100,000.00 of dirty money from his crooked police captain Taggert (Larry Drake) who's another high ranking crook in the department, to pay for his sick fathers medical bills.

Casper van Dien is also hard to take in his zombie-like and murderous actions that are so outlandish that even his dad, Commander Hallows, a high ranking member of the LAPD had trouble covering them up.

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