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Dirty (2005)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  2005 (Portugal)
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Two gangbangers-turned-cops try and cover up a scandal within the LAPD.

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Cast

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Frank Alvarez ...
Gangster #1
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Tatiana
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Roberto 'Lil Rob' Flores ...
Gangster #4 (as Robert Flores)
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Rita
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Officer Rodriguez
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Brax
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Storyline

In a Los Angeles dominated by violent gangs and a corrupt LAPD Precinct, the dirty Officer Armando Sancho is haunted by his guilty since an innocent old man was accidentally killed in an operation with his also dirty partner Salim Adel. The Internal Affairs is pressing Sancho, who feels split between the loyalty to his mates and his conscience, and he has to make a statement at 6:00 PM. When his superiors Captain Spain and his Lieutenant assign the two cops for an operation dealing drugs apprehended by the police and stored as evidence with a powerful drug dealer, Sancho feels that something is wrong and they have been framed. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, some sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$41,638 (USA) (27 January 2006)

Gross:

$162,191 (USA) (27 January 2006)
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Trivia

Director Chris Fisher wanted to convey a sense of Los Angeles being a dry, desolate place where people aren't supposed to live, which was a challenge since shooting took place during early 2005, one of the rainiest seasons in Los Angeles history. See more »

Quotes

Officer Salim Adel: We da only gang that's left, so wise up nigga.
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References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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I'll Remember You
Performed by Andy Williams
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Saw the premiere last night
10 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Some great performances and a good story. The score was really cool, setting the mood throughout the movie and I thought Gooding did a convincing turn as a cop. Inevitably this will be compared to Denzel Washington's performance in Training Day. And although the budget for this film was probably a quarter of Trainign Day's, I think this film is superior. Why? The last 15 minutes in Training Day were a mess and tainted the movie. Here, the performances are on par and there's no ridiculous John Woo-type chase/action scene to end on. Clifton Collins is great and Gooding reminds us what an actor he can be if his agent gives him a halfway-decent script to work with. I recommend.


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