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11 April 2008 (USA) See more »
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Their City. Their Rules. No Prisoners.
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An undercover cop, disillusioned by the recent murder of his wife, is implicated in the murder of an officer and must struggle to clear himself. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Keanu Reeves ... Detective Tom Ludlow

Forest Whitaker ... Captain Jack Wander

Hugh Laurie ... Captain James Biggs

Chris Evans ... Detective Paul Diskant

Cedric the Entertainer ... Scribble (as Cedric 'The Entertainer' Kyles)

Jay Mohr ... Sgt. Mike Clady

Terry Crews ... Detective Terrence Washington

Naomie Harris ... Linda Washington

Common ... Coates

Game ... Grill (as The Game)

Martha Higareda ... Grace Garcia

John Corbett ... Detective Dante Demille

Amaury Nolasco ... Detective Cosmo Santos
Cle Shaheed Sloan ... Fremont (as Cle Sloan)

Noel Gugliemi ... Quicks (as Noel G.)

Michael Monks ... Pathologist

Daryl Gates ... The Chief (as Daryl F. Gates)

Clifton Powell ... Sergeant Green

Angela Sun ... Julie Fukashima

Kenneth Choi ... Boss Kim
Walter Wong ... Thug Kim

Garret Sato ... Toilet Man (as Garret T. Sato)
Victor Kobayashi ... Towel Man (as Victor E. Kobayashi)
Kerry Wong ... Union Market Clerk (as Kerry Ph Wong)

Aaron McPherson ... Union Market Cop #1 (as Aaron Earl McPherson)
Paul Anthony Barreras ... Union Market Cop #2
Dorian Logan ... Beating Victim

Yonda Davis ... Prostitute #1
Siobhan Parisi ... Prostitute #2

Emilio Rivera ... OG Vato

Michael D. Roberts ... Older Black Man

Kami Jones ... Black Woman

Jernard Burks ... Money Shirt
Kevin Benton ... Lt. Van Buren

Amy Dudgeon ... Assistant D.A.
Genesis Codina ... Little Mexican Girl
Michaela Pereira ... News Anchor
Vance S. Bjorklund ... Honor Guard Sergeant
Jaime FitzSimons ... Senior Captain
Kenyon Gilbert ... Gang Banger

Joanne Chew ... Park Twin #1
Kel Ann Hsieh ... Park Twin #2 (as Kel-Ann Hsieh)

Patrick Gallagher ... LAPD Captain
Kirstin Pierce ... Clady's Wife

Kate Clarke ... Demille's Girlfriend
Carlos Amezcua ... Co-Anchor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

David Ayer ... NLR member in County Jail (uncredited)

Candice A. Buenrostro ... Troubled teen (uncredited)
Daniel Van Dyke ... LAPD Sergeant (uncredited)

Masen Faison ... ER Nurse (uncredited)

Paul Grace ... Jail Officer escorting NLR Memebr (uncredited)

Justin Rodgers Hall ... Prison Guard (uncredited)

Javier Rivas ... LA Fire Chief (uncredited)

George Romero ... Colombian Drug Lord (uncredited)

Jerry Schumacher ... Captain Silky (uncredited)
Eric Shackelford ... News Cameraman (uncredited)

Emiliano Torres ... Homie (uncredited)
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Directed by
David Ayer 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
James Ellroy (screenplay) and
Kurt Wimmer (screenplay) and
Jamie Moss (screenplay)

James Ellroy (story)

Produced by
Bruce Berman .... executive producer
Lucas Foster .... producer
Alexandra Milchan .... producer
Arnon Milchan .... executive producer
Erwin Stoff .... producer
Julian Wall .... associate producer
Michele Weisler .... executive producer
Bob Yari .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Graeme Revell 
 
Cinematography by
Gabriel Beristain (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jeffrey Ford 
 
Casting by
Mary Vernieu 
 
Production Design by
Alec Hammond 
 
Set Decoration by
Hilton Rosemarin 
 
Costume Design by
Michele Michel 
 
Makeup Department
Jennifer Bell .... key hair stylist
Michael Germain .... key makeup artist
Susan Germaine .... hair department head
Dean Jones .... special makeup effects artist
Starr Jones .... special makeup effects artist
Nicole Michaud .... special effects hair: American Make-up Effects
Timothy A. Miguel .... additional makeup artist
Ken Niederbaumer .... special makeup effects artist
Liz Pisano .... special effects hair stylist: American MUFX
Francisco X. Pérez .... makeup department head
Rick Stratton .... tattoos
Alicia M. Tripi .... key hair stylist
Soo-Jin Yoon .... hair stylist (as Soo Jin Yoon)
Clint Zoccoli .... sculptor/painter
 
Production Management
Joan Kelley Bierman .... post-production supervisor
Isabel Henderson .... post-production supervisor
Michele Weisler .... unit production manager
Robert West .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Terry Ham .... second assistant director
Jackie C. Lee .... second second assistant director
R.A. Rondell .... second unit director
Frederic Roth .... first assistant director: second unit
Julian Wall .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Daril Alder .... leadman
Richard Bloom .... art department coordinator
Dominick Bruno .... assistant property master (as Dominick R. Bruno)
Andrew Campbell .... graphic designer
Charlie Campbell .... assistant art director
Tim Caprarelli .... set dresser (as Tim F. Caprarelli)
David Corral .... greensman
Dameon Daniels .... set dresser
Thomas W. Foster .... construction medic
Miguel A. Garcia .... set dresser
Ray Garcia .... set dresser
Andrew Garcia-Price .... storyboard artist
Sara Ghaffar .... art department assistant
Michael A. Heath .... prop paperwork
Al Hobbs .... set designer
Gary B. Krakoff Jr. .... construction foreman
Chris Langevin .... assistant property master
Mark R. LaPresle .... construction coordinator
Gary Metzen .... construction
Wayne Nycz .... paint foreman
Caroline Perzan .... set decoration buyer
Angela Simpson .... construction estimator (as Angie Simpson)
Jesse Siono Jr. .... stand-by painter (as Jesus M. Siono)
Mike Slattery .... stage foreman
Hans Soto .... stand-by greensman
Shawn Sykes .... labor foreman
Gary Tuers .... property master
Tom Waisanen .... on-set dresser
 
Sound Department
Richard L. Anderson .... sound editor
James Bolt .... sound re-recording mixer (as Jim Bolt)
G.W. Brown .... sound editor (as Greg Brown)
Derek Casari .... adr engineer
Mark Coffey .... first assistant sound editor
Steve Copley .... foley mixer
Stacey Dodds .... sound engineer
Lori Dovi .... sound mixer
Kevin Dunigan .... sound recordist
John P. Fasal .... sound effects recordist (as John Paul Fasal)
Albert Gasser .... sound effects editor
Craig Heath .... sound recordist (as Craig 'Pup' Heath)
John Kwiatkowski .... dialogue editor
Tom Lalley .... sound re-recording engineer
Ross Levy .... cable person
Craig MacLellan .... assistant adr recordist
Piero Mura .... sound designer
Piero Mura .... supervising sound editor
Josephine Nericcio .... assistant sound editor (as Josie Nericcio)
Rodrigo Ortiz-Parraga .... sound engineer (as Rodrigo Ortiz)
Matt Patterson .... sound recordist
Paul Pavelka .... sound re-recording engineer
Dave Plowman .... technical assistance
John Sievert .... foley artist
David A. Smith .... boom person (as David Allen Smith)
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Lee R. Tucker .... preview engineer (as Lee Tucker)
Elliot Tyson .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Ulrich .... adr supervisor
Roy Machado .... adr mixer (uncredited)
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
William Aldridge .... special effects foreman (as Bill Aldridge)
Robert Cole .... special effects technician (as Robert M. Cole)
Edward Gettis .... special effects technician
Richard L. Hill .... special effects technician (as Richard Hill)
James Lorimer .... special effects technician
Stan Parks .... special effects foreman
Michael Schorr .... special effects technician
Bruno Van Zeebroeck .... special effects coordinator (as Bruno Vanzeebroeck)
George Zamora .... special effects technician (as George M. Zamora)
 
Visual Effects by
Jeff Barnes .... production executive: CafeFX
Suzette Barnett .... compositor
Danny Braet .... digital effects supervisor
Matthew Collorafice .... digital compositor
Rif Dagher .... effects animation supervisor
Ante Dekovic .... digital compositor
Steve Dellerson .... visual effects
Pallavi Devabhaktuni .... digital compositor: CafeFX
Thomas F. Ford IV .... visual effects producer
Vicki Galloway-Weimer .... visual effects executive producer: Cafe FX (as Vicki Galloway Weimer)
David Hochstadter .... digital compositor: CafeFX
Jeremy Hunt .... visual effects artist: Screaming Death Monkey
Les G. Jones .... visual effects producer
Shant Jordan .... compositing supervisor
Apirak Kamjan .... matchmover: CafeFx
Lap Van Luu .... system administrator: CafeFX
Erin L. Nelson .... digital restoration
Desi Ortiz .... visual effects managing editor: CafeFX
Mark Robben .... digital compositor: At The Post
Wayne A. Shepherd .... compositing supervisor: At The Post
Adam Stern .... digital compositor: Cafe FX
Wilson Tang .... digital restoration
Danny Torres .... systems admistrator
Chris Watts .... visual effects supervisor
O.D. Welch .... production executive: CafeFX
Patrick Wolf .... lead pipeline developer: CafeFX
Jason Michael Zimmerman .... digital compositor
Philip Fraschetti .... digital artist: At The Post (uncredited)
Tiffany Germann .... Visual Effects Artist: At the Post (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Kenny Alexander .... stunts
Robert Alonzo .... stunts
Troy Brown .... stunts
Joe Bucaro III .... stunts (as Joey Bucaro)
Liisa Cohen .... stunts
Clay Cullen .... stunts (as Peter Clay Cullen)
Jeffrey J. Dashnaw .... stunts (as Jeff Dashnaw)
Kevin Derr .... stunts
Brian Duffy .... stunts
Annie Ellis .... stunts
Kevin Foster .... stunts
Mark Ginther .... stunts
Tad Griffith .... stunts
Mike Gunther .... stunt double: Keanu Reeves
James M. Halty .... stunts (as Jimmy Halty)
Riley Harper .... stunts
Thomas Robinson Harper .... stunts (as Thomas R. Harper)
John Hateley .... stunts
Freddie Hice .... stunts
Logan Holladay .... stunts
Steve Holladay .... stunts
Wayne King .... stunts (as Wayne King Jr.)
Wayne King .... stunts
Henry Kingi .... stunts
Oakley Lehman .... stunts
Crystal Michelle .... stunt double: Naomie Harris (as Crystal Dyson)
Efosa Otuomagie .... stunts (as Efosa)
Chris Palermo .... stunts (as Christopher Palermo)
Eddie Perez .... stunts
Jason Rodriguez .... stunts
Erik Rondell .... stunts (as Erik L. Rondell)
R.A. Rondell .... stunt coordinator
Debby Lynn Ross .... stunts (as Debby Ross Rondell)
Michael Runyard .... stunts
David Schultz .... stunts
Myke Schwartz .... stunts
Kevin Scott .... stunts
Ray Siegle .... stunts (as Raymond Siegle)
Anthony C. Steere .... stunts (as Tony Steere)
Jon Valera .... stunts
Scott Workman .... stunts
Danny Wynands .... stunts (as Dan Wynands)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Phillip Allard .... rigging electrician (as Phillip J. Allard II)
Michael D. Alvarez .... additional second assistant camera
Steven Bernstein .... director of photography: second unit
Noah Bishop .... technocrane operator
Justin Blum .... company grip
Cedric Bonier .... electrician (2007)
Rustie Burris .... camera production assistant
Dan Carpluk .... company grip
Steven D. Castaneda .... rigging electrician (as Steve Castaneda)
Alan Cohen .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Marcis Cole .... Steadicam operator
Marcis Cole .... camera operator: "a" camera
Jeffrey A. Cook .... electric
Jesse Crusing .... additional best boy electric: second unit
Danny Eccleston .... gaffer (as Daniel Eccleston)
Stephen M. Foss .... dolly grip (as Stephen Foss)
Bert Gomez III .... company grip
Jerry Gregoricka .... rigging electrician
Barry Gross .... gaffer: second unit
Craig Grossmueller .... first assistant camera
Eric Guerin .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as Eric J. Guerin)
Miles Gutkin .... grip
Allen Harker .... electrician (as K. Allen Harker)
R. Dana Harlow .... company grip (as Dana Harlow)
Adam Harrison .... rigging best boy electric
Steve Harvey .... electrician
Jay Herron .... camera operator: "b" camera
Nate Johnson .... electrician
Jeremiah Kent .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
William Kent .... rigging grip
Chris Kieffer .... video graphics
Thomas E. Lee .... best boy rigging grip
Bob Leitelt .... key grip (as Robert Leitelt)
George Lozano Jr. .... electrician
Bill Marti .... additional second assistant camera
Frankie Martinez .... electrician (as Francisco Martinez)
Diona Mavis .... film loader (as Diona J. Mavis)
Daniel Page McDonough .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Daniel P. McDonough)
Mike Moad .... dolly grip
Glenn E. Moran .... rigging gaffer
Merrick Morton .... still photographer
Jesse Olivares .... video assist
Greg Patterson .... set lighting technician: second unit
Joel A. Ruiz .... rigging electric (as Joel Ruiz)
Tom Schnaidt .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Thomas Schnaidt)
Bill H. Schwocho .... rigging grip
Mike Shaheen .... video playback operator
Jonathan Sharpe .... additional first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Jon Sharpe)
Charles Smith .... key rigging grip
Scott Sprague .... best boy electric
Mark T. Stockwell Sr. .... rigging grip
Mariana Sánchez de Antuñano .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Andrew Taylor .... best boy grip (as Andy Taylor)
Dempsey Tillman .... digital video assist operator
John Trapman .... aerial director of photography
R. Gern Trowbridge .... lighting console programmer
Joshua Turner .... camera production assistant
Rod Weaver .... gaffer: second unit
Scott Whitemore .... company grip
Rick Whitfield .... video playback advisor
Steven J. Winslow .... aerial camera technician: wescam camera
R. Michael Yope .... electrician (as Michael Yope)
Aiken Weiss .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Johnny Gidcomb .... voice casting
Lindsay Graham .... casting associate
Brandon Hemmerling .... casting assistant
Eddie Mariano .... extras casting coordinator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yvette Ammon .... costumer
Christine Bean .... assistant costume designer
Carlos Brown .... costumer
Roberto Carneiro .... set costumer
Anette Czagany .... set costumer
Michelle Liu .... costumer
Alma Magaña .... set costumer
Robert E. Moore III .... tailor
Bob Moore Jr. .... set costumer (as Robert Moore)
Claudia Wick .... costume supervisor
Kanani Wolf .... set costumer
Leslie Schilling .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Jill Bogdanowicz .... digital film colorist
Jason Fabbro .... video colorist
Christopher J. Maldonado .... editorial production assistant
April McMorris .... digital intermediate producer
William Paley .... assistant editor
Kiran Pallegadda .... associate editor
Jim Passon .... color timer
Everette Webber .... digital conform and opticals
 
Music Department
Kotzman Cenda .... scoring assistant (as Cenda Kotzmann)
Jan Chalipecký .... conductor
Pavel Ciboch .... music preparation
Mark Curry .... score mixer
Mark Curry .... score recordist
Boris Elkis .... orchestrator
John Houlihan .... music supervisor
Kevin Houlihan .... music coordinator
Season Kent .... music supervisor
Ernie Medina .... additional score engineer
Larry Muggerud .... composer: additional music (as DJ Muggs)
Zdena Pelikanova .... orchestra contractor
Roy Prendergast .... music editor: temp music (as Roy Pendergast)
Ashley Revell .... music editor
Graeme Revell .... orchestrator
Bryon Rickerson .... additional music editor
 
Transportation Department
Lyle Christensen .... shotmaker driver
Mark Dometrovich .... dispatcher
Steve Duncan .... transportation coordinator
Ken Farnell .... driver
Tony Peralta .... driver
Tim Sisson .... transportation captain
Bonnie Yamahiro .... driver
Kenny Youngblood .... driver
Joe Meylor .... picture car captain (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Al Arthur .... technical advisor
Marc Badrian .... production assistant
Paul Anthony Barreras .... production assistant
Daniel Beals .... production assistant
Lorri Bearbower .... studio teacher
Bruce Benson .... helicopter pilot
Cody Birdwell .... additional production assistant
Mark Blaydes .... set medic
Steven W. Blumenfeld .... video playback engineer
Lennox Brown .... stand-in (as Lennox 'Buppy' Brown)
Raymond Bulinski .... craft service (as Ray Bulinski)
Jane Bulmer .... assistant: Mr. Milchan
Chris Campbell .... location manager (as Chris Campbell)
Alicia Cho .... production assistant
Yasmine Coleman .... executive assistant: Cedric the Entertainer
Casey B. Collins .... key assistant location manager (as Casey Collins)
Diane Collins .... script supervisor
Sarah Cooper .... production assistant
Brian Davis .... technical advisor
Carla DiBello .... assistant to producer
David Dilley .... set production assistant
Philip Douglas .... production assistant (as Philip 'Pip' Douglas)
Stephanie Dziczek .... assistant: Ms. Milchan
Joy Ellison .... dialect coach
Antonio Evans .... set medic
Matt Fairchild .... assistant: Mr. Ayer
Heidi Falconer .... unit publicist
Timothy Farmer .... production assistant
Marina Filippelli .... production assistant
Jaime FitzSimons .... technical advisor
William Fix .... stand-in
Cory Fleming .... aerial coordinator
Amil Fuentes Jr. .... production assistant: locations department
Erica Gonzales .... accounting clerk
Kate Gordon .... assistant: Mr. Stoff
Kurt Greufe .... first assistant accountant
Ronald M. Haynes .... key assistant location manager (as Ronald Haynes)
Josh Hernandez .... production assistant
Lindsay Hudson .... rigging medic (as Lindsay K. Hudson)
Kenneth Ives .... assistant: Mr. Foster
Keii Johnston .... aerial coordinator
John D. Kim .... adr voice
Daniel Kruse .... stand-in (as Dan Kruse)
Ashley Lamont .... production assistant
Craig Langus .... production assistant
David Clarke Lawson Jr. .... production assistant
Tanya Leal Soto .... assistant: Forest Whitaker
Kelly Leffler .... script supervisor
Kojo Lewis .... key assistant location manager (as E. Kojo Lewis)
Thomas Longo .... set production assistant
Janet Lonsdale .... production accountant
Rick Lopez .... technical advisor
Michael David Lynch .... production assistant
Carly Machlis .... accounting clerk
Natalie Mathes .... post-production accountant
Gina Mauro .... clearance coordinator
Geoffrey McCarthy .... production assistant
Marc Meaut .... crafts service
Julian Meiojas .... production assistant (as Julian Oliver Meiojas)
Richard Mesquita .... martial arts instructor: Mr. Reeves
Garrett Mock .... production assistant
Liliana M. Molina .... script supervisor: second unit
Cory O'Brien .... assistant craft service
Barbara Palka .... production assistant
Lauren Marie Peña .... stand-in: Martha Higareda
Patrick Priest .... set production assistant
KB Pugliese .... assistant production coordinator
A.J. Rinella .... production assistant
Reynaldo Rodriguez .... production assistant
Jeremy Sanchez .... assistant post-production accountant
Linde Sayles .... production assistant
Karen Scarborough .... payroll accountant
Megan Schmidt .... additional production assistant
Jerry Shih .... second assistant accountant
Rick Shuster .... helicopter pilot
Bryan Smiley .... assistant: Mr. Milchan
Michael Smuda .... craft service
Frank Spruill .... assistant craft service
Mark Thomas .... stand-in
Joshua Turner .... production assistant (as Joshua R. Turner)
Gregory Veeser .... assistant: Mr. Foster
Justin Vesci .... assistant: Ms. Weisler
Earl West .... location manager
Donald E. Wygal .... production coordinator (as Donald E. Wygal Jr.)
Jiovanni Yacobellis .... production assistant
Bart Hendrikx .... researcher (uncredited)
Christina Hwang .... title producer (uncredited)
Tamara Rosenfeld .... set production assistant (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"Fake City" - Japan (English title) (short title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence and pervasive language
Runtime:
109 min
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Color:
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Trivia:
Early in the film, Capt. Wander (Forest Whitaker) instructs two of his officers to return to the station house, which he refers to as 'the barn,' a possible reference to 'The Shield' in which Whitaker had a starring role prior to this film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Ludlow and Wander fight in the end the handcuff that is placed on the railing changes positions after the initial "lock up." The handcuff moves one section down the railing and is closed tighter.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Boss Kim:Yo dawg.
Tom Ludlow:Konnichiwa.
Boss Kim:What?
Tom Ludlow:Konnichiwa. Konnichiwa. It means what's up. So what the fuck's up?
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References Serpico (1973)See more »
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16 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
sometimes kind of ridiculous, but it holds the attention and stirs the pot a little, 13 April 2008
Author: MisterWhiplash from United States

I didn't go into Street Kings expecting a masterpiece, and I didn't get one. What I did expect is what I got, more or less: a competently made corrupt cops drama that throws on some heap-loads of stereotypes (not just racially or ethnically but just movie stereotypes, which may possibly be true to form them), and even crazy hysterics. If there is any significant achievement it's in taking the cop movie into such depraved depths it's like looking at a very entertaining infected boil: you know it'll pop any minute, and the pus might just run out a little bit here and there till there's more to squeeze out. There's almost an underlying current of hopelessness that gives the movie some intellectual lift, but at the same time it's such a time-waster that unless you're hardcore fans of the actors it's just about worth a rental.

Keanu Reeves goes from wooden to soggy-bottom wood as a cop who has been doing some dirty tricks to catch the bad guys lately (like setting up two Koreans- who are bad dudes for sure- by having them jack his car and then catching up with them to pop caps in their behinds), and he might be ratted out by his former partner. But when his partner is killed in very conspicuous circumstances, he goes to investigate it further while on a quasi-probation for even being at the scene of the crime (the crime, by the way, has one of the cheesiest "don't die on me" moments I've ever seen, laughably bad in how it's executed, no pun intended). Now, the conclusion shouldn't be at ANY surprise to anyone in the audience who's at least seen ONE other work by James Ellroy, the film's co-writer.

What does give it just a bit of extra lift is the extreme quality of the conclusion, how things seem so ridiculous that in any other hands this would be total nonsense. David Ayer, the director (and writer of Training Day, the perennial new millennium corrupt-cop saga), does have a good handle on the material though, even with ham-bone performance; Forest Whitaker is one of them, sadly, as he basically retreads his persona from The Last King of Scotland as the "King" of the corrupt cops. There is some not too shabby work, like a nearly phoned-in-from-House performance from Hugh Laurie (not unappreciated if you are a House fan), but it's mostly from supporting players like Jay Mohr in odd mustache and Common, the rapper, as one of the 'thugs'. It all kind of blends together as a pulpy orange of a B movie, good for something to not ponder too long over, but not as horrible as you might expect for a genre piece. It's a flavor of the season.

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