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Dirty -- Two gangbangers-turned-cops try and cover up a scandal within the LAPD.

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Chris Fisher (written by)
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Release Date:
2005 (Portugal) See more »
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Two gangbangers-turned-cops try and cover up a scandal within the LAPD. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Frank Alvarez ... Gangster #1

Clifton Collins Jr. ... Officer Armando Sancho

Brittany Daniel ... Tatiana

Keith David ... Captain Spain
Roberto 'Lil Rob' Flores ... Gangster #4 (as Robert Flores)

Aimee Garcia ... Rita

Cesar Garcia ... Gangster #3

Nicholas Gonzalez ... Officer Rodriguez

Cuba Gooding Jr. ... Salim Adel

Kevin Grevioux ... Daddy

Wood Harris ... Brax

Cole Hauser ... Lieutenant

Wyclef Jean ... Baine

Pat Healy ... Ronnie

Tory Kittles ... Wallace
Terry Kennedy ... Terry

Robert LaSardo ... Roland
Jen Martinez ... Jen (as Jennifer Martinez)

Gates McFadden ... Wife

Joseph McKelheer ... Canadian #1

Mo McRae ... Tiptoes (as Maurice Rae)
Edward Meza ... Gangster #2

Chris Mulkey ... Carlson

Jim Ortlieb ... Husband

Marina Palmier ... Mexican Woman (as Marina Gonzalez Palmier)

Nate Parker ... Duster
Tracy Jerome Phillips ... Dancer (as Tracy Phillips)
Dax Ramgoolam ... Elijah

Judy Reyes ... Bryant

Bret Roberts ... Canadian #2

Nichole Galicia ... Boom Boom (as Nichole Robinson)
Tre Rogers ... Pee Wee

Soledad St. Hilaire ... Sancho's Mom

Lobo Sebastian ... Manny

Telisha Shaw ... Judith

Taboo ... Ramirez

Khleo Thomas ... Splooge
Mike Trenholme ... White Kid

Peter Mark Vasquez ... Chef (as Pete Vasquez)
Domingo Vela ... Grandpa

Brian White ... Sayed

Marc D. Wilson ... Black Waiter (as Marc Wilson)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Carlos Ayala ... Gangster

Sarah Flannery ... Yoga Girl
Alexis Hernandez ... Lowrider Driver

Manny Jimenez Jr. ... Blind Boy (uncredited)

Casey LaBow ... Girl in BMW (uncredited)
Carlos Love ... Extra (uncredited)
Christopher L. Parson ... Additional Voices (uncredited)

Tracy Phillips ... Dancer (uncredited)

Katie Piel ... White Couple's Daughter (uncredited)

Directed by
Chris Fisher 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Chris Fisher  written by
Gil Reavill  written by
Eric Saks  written by

Produced by
Barry Brooker .... executive producer
Brian Han .... assistant producer
David Hillary .... producer
Richard Middleton .... line producer
Timothy Wayne Peternel .... producer
Ash R. Shah .... producer
Sundip R. Shah .... executive producer
Tierre Turner .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Ryan Beveridge 
 
Cinematography by
Eliot Rockett (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Tom Sanders 
Miklos Wright 
 
Casting by
Shannon Makhanian 
 
Production Design by
Anthony Stabley 
 
Art Direction by
Chris Davis 
 
Costume Design by
Johnny Wujek 
 
Makeup Department
Kokeeta Douglas .... assistant hair stylist
LaFaye Francisco .... assistant hair stylist
Robin Glaser .... key makeup artist
Robert Hall .... special makeup effects: Almost Human Inc.
Elvis Jones .... on-set makeup effects: Almost Human, Inc
Denise Pugh-Ruiz .... key hair stylist
Darnell Shepherd .... hair technician: Almost Human
Michelle Tabor .... assistant makeup artist
Christopher Burdett .... special makeup designer (uncredited)
Robert Hall .... special effects makeup designer (uncredited)
James Ojala .... special makeup effects lab technician: Almost Human (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Aaron Ezolt .... unit production manager: re-shoots
Richard Middleton .... unit production manager
Douglas Salkin .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Allen Cluck .... first assistant director (as David Cluck)
W. Alex Korp .... second assistant director (as Alex Korp)
Sarah Mayer .... second second assistant director
Tanner Minnis .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Michael Aviles .... propmaker
Jeff Barnett .... on-set dresser (as Jeffrey Barnett)
Thomas Betts .... set designer
Ana Brinks .... painter
Bryan 'Shorty' Clark .... set dresser (as Bryan Clark)
Christopher Dumas .... set dresser
Sarah Geller .... assistant property master
Jeb Hendrix .... set dresser
Karl Hollis .... set dresser
Tom Humphrey .... property master
Mark Kimbley .... painter
Jonah King .... set dresser
Jason Lindholm .... propmaker
Sean Michael Lindholm .... propmaker (as Sean Lindholm)
Wayne Lindholm .... construction coordinator
Chris Lockett .... set dresser
Austin Lovell .... propmaker
Eric Marks .... leadperson
Alan Martin .... propmaker
Michael O'Luasaigh .... set dresser (as Michael Smith)
Megan Oliver .... painter
Michael Oliver .... painter
Alessia Sapori .... art department assistant
Beth Stenmark .... lead scenic (as Beth Steinmark)
Jenna Sylvester .... buyer
Nandor Szilagy .... art department assistant
Brian Thorne .... propmaker
Matt Wahl .... assistant property master
Nathan Young .... painter
Joachim Seisay .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ethan Beigel .... sound mix technician
Stephanie Brown .... adr editor
Sean Byrnes .... sound utility
Nick Carbone .... boom operator
James Dehr .... sound mixer
Christopher Eakins .... adr editor
Paul Hackner .... dialogue editor
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Joshua Johnson .... sound assistant
Eric Justen .... sound re-recording mixer
Shawn Kennelly .... foley mixer
Eric Lalicata .... sound editor
Bruce MacFarlane .... adr mixer
Laura Macias .... foley walker
John Marquis .... sound designer
John Marquis .... supervising sound editor
Vince Nicastro .... foley walker
Benjamin Patrick .... sound mixer (as Ben Patrick)
Jeffrey Perkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Eryne Prine .... foley supervisor
Steve Schatz .... sound mix engineer
Dan Snow .... audio post coordinator
Tim Young .... sound editor
Greg Ward .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Chris Bailey .... special effects coordinator
Robert Hall .... special effects makeup
Elvis Jones .... puppeteer
 
Visual Effects by
Young Lim Choi .... visual effects artist
Patrick Clancey .... digital opticals
Brian Han .... digital intermediate assistant producer
Chris Jensen .... digital intermediate color assistant
Min Hee Lee .... visual effects artist
Seung Yong Lee .... lead visual effects artist
Youngki Lee .... visual effects producer
Eun-Young Park .... visual effects coordinator
Min Su Park .... visual effects director
David Van Woert .... titles
Leo Vezzali .... titles and opticals supervisor
 
Stunts
Eddie J. Fernandez .... stunt double: Lobo Sebastain/Clifton Collins Jr.
Gloria O'Brien .... stunts (as Gloria O'Brien-Fontenot)
Jimmy Ortega .... stunts
Robert Powell .... stunt double: Cuba Gooding Jr.
Darryl Reeves .... stunts
Dain Turner .... stunt coordinator
Gene Williams .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Darrick Akey .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Rick Allen .... best boy grip
Tony Anderson .... key grip
Precy C. Betiong .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Faith Brewer .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Greg Code .... Steadicam operator
Greg Code .... camera operator: "b" camera
Brett Lance Cody .... 24 frame video operator
Ted Davis .... best boy electric
Allen De Silva .... dolly grip (as Allen Desilva)
Peter DePhilippis .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
James Domkus .... rigging gaffer
Kevin Faust .... grip
Brad Grimmett .... Steadicam operator
Brad Grimmett .... camera operator: "b" camera
Fred Heinzel .... camera equipment provider: Otto Memenz International Inc.
Trish Herremans .... electrician
Leo Ibanez .... grip
Forest James .... still photographer
Lila Javan .... camera operator: "a" camera
Reed Koppen .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Jonas Lagunoff .... grip
Mark Manthey .... gaffer
Danny Minnick .... camera operator: skateboard
Danny Minnick .... cinematographer: additional footage
Jack Nagle .... best boy grip
Todd Nielsen .... grip
Marshall Rao .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Skip Ratner .... grip
Michael Rizzi .... camera loader
Brandon Roberts .... electrician
Wally Rowell .... set lighting technician
Jas Shelton .... rigging gaffer (as Jim Shelton)
Joe Solari .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Brad Wallace .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Matthew Wright .... grip
Quinn Yancey .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Tom Howard .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Debe Waisman .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
James McClune .... wardrobe assistant
Andrea Sweet .... key costumer
Sara Walbridge Castro .... key set costumer (as Sara Walbridge)
 
Editorial Department
George Chavez .... color timer
Michael Eaves .... digital intermediate colorist (as Mike Eaves)
Bob Fernley .... digital intermediate producer
Josh Hunt .... assistant editor
Martha Pike .... digital intermediate editor
 
Music Department
Carl Araneta .... musician: dj
Jeff Babko .... musician: keyboards
Ryan Beveridge .... musician: percussion
Stephanie M. Casey .... singer: music
Gerry Cueller .... music supervisor
Greg Danlyshyn .... music supervisor
Greg Danylyshyn .... music supervisor
Ian Hattwick .... musician: guitar
Tad Jacobs .... musician: guitar
Dan Lutz .... musician: bass
Mike McDonald .... score mixer
Oh No .... composer: additional music
Gregory Sweeney .... dj
Derek Syverud .... musician: percussion
Mike McDonald .... score producer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Randy Aiwohi .... driver
Eric Ayers .... driver
Leo Maka Bauutista .... driver (as Leo Maka Bautista)
William Cope .... driver
Anthony Detiege .... driver
Natalie Gerona .... driver
James R. Guillory .... driver (as James Guillory)
Richard Jones .... driver
Billy Kane .... transportation coordinator (as Bill Kane)
George A. Miki .... transportation captain (as George Miki)
Donald Parker .... driver
Eddie Santana .... driver (as Edward Santana)
John Suttles .... driver
Aaron Torres .... driver
Ron Volpe .... driver
James Wade .... driver
Greg Weinbrecht .... driver
Alfred White Jr. .... driver
 
Other crew
Ted Alvarez .... office production assistant
Michael Barnes .... financial legal services
Don Brewton .... police
Jim Busfield .... assistant: Silver Nitrate
Keith Butler .... stand-in: Cuba Gooding
Greg Campeau .... location manager
Jacob Carpenter .... set production assistant (as Jake Carpenter)
Sam M. Cobb .... set medic (as Sam Cobb)
Jennifer Lane Connolly .... assistant to director (as Jennifer Connolly)
Chris Craig .... police consultant
Eudell Cunningham .... set medic
Matthew Daniel .... craft service
Chris Denk .... assistant to producer
Arthur Edmonds III .... set production assistant
Marc J. Federman .... insurance: DeWitt Stern of California (as Mark Federman)
Julio Ferrario .... creative director: main titles
Dave Fraunces .... production coordinator
Steve Gehrke .... script supervisor
Sergio Godinez .... set production assistant
Joseph Gomez .... police
Pamela B. Green .... main title producer
Charles Heaphy .... production financing: City National Bank
Matt Hilleshiem .... first assistant digital: YIP (as Matt 'Sloppy Joe' Hilleshiem)
Kevin Lane Hummel .... assistant location manager (as Kevin L. Hummel)
Sam Hunter .... set production assistant
Justin Lancaster .... set production assistant
Robert LeRoy .... chef
Gregor Matosian .... craft service
Ron McBride .... chef
Andy McNab .... fight technical advisor
Tanner Minnis .... set production assistant
Don Napoli .... production accountant
Patricia Peebles .... animal handler (as Patricia B. Peebles)
Patricia Peebles .... animal wrangler (as Patricia B. Peebles)
Eric Persons .... location manager
Diogo Picchi .... stand-in
Aaron Pope .... script supervisor
Jeffrey Raines .... studio teacher (as Jeff Raines)
Daniela Roth .... assistant production coordinator
Jeremy Shaffer .... set production assistant
Lisa Sproul .... office production assistant
Christina Lee Storm .... production coordinator (as Christina Lee)
Sam Sulyan .... craft service
Jules Sylvester .... animal handler (as Julian Sylvester)
Jules Sylvester .... animal wrangler (as Julian Sylvester)
Jarik Van Sluijs .... creative director: main titles
Laura Warner .... assistant accountant
Veronica Wise .... animal handler
Veronica Wise .... animal wrangler
Jeff Wooten .... office production assistant
Douglas Wroan .... production legal (as Doug Wroan)
Michael Zeininger .... set production assistant
Ryan Black .... production assistant (uncredited)
Sarah Choi .... production assistant (uncredited)
Tracy Kilbourne .... operator: remote head (uncredited)
 

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Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, some sexual content and drug use
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97 min
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA | Finland:K-15 (video rating) (2006) | Germany:18 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 | Netherlands:12 (TV version) | Norway:15 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #42125)
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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:
Captain Spain:A man said, "Someday a real rain is gonna come and wash all the scum off the streets." But it don't rain in the desert.See more »
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Features Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004) (VG)See more »
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21 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
Strong delivery of cast and crew makes Dirty a clean and polished ride, 7 February 2006
Author: Maddis from United States

Dirty will unfortunately draw comparison to Training Day, but if you can get past the similarities of the cover of this book, the content will come back strong and stand alone as a polished original. This movie reminds you that with decisive, deliberate direction, an excellent score and solid performances, a routine storyline can serve as the boilerplate foundation for the more difficult aspects of film-making to shine.

Collins has always been a favorite of mine to watch; almost singlehandedly destroying stereotypes of Latino actors while simultaneously stewing in the shallow pool of roles offered him. His stand out performances in 187 and Tigerland have only been improved in Dirty with his ability to bring humanity and sincerity to his otherwise bland characters. Gooding pulls it off in the end, almost through the sheer pleasure of watching him portray such an off-type character that the "over the top" performance was a necessity to draw your attention away from the believability of his playing the role. It was as if with every screamed expletive he was daring you to not take him seriously.

Dirty is a poster child film for how a director through what would appear to be either deliberate, clever and wise choices for the cast and crew or was very lucky in the outcome. But to this writer that is the magic of film-making. The end result of this film looks like a seamless collaboration of professionals turning out what is an interesting, exciting, visceral portrayal of bad cops and worse cops trying to outplay the system. Luck can only take you so far, and no doubt every component played a part in making this film work. The cinematography keeps the grit and grime of the streets in full focus, and the action and sometimes brutal violence is always just around the corner to snap your attention back into place as the plot moves forward.

To compare this movie to any other is doing it a disservice. Dirty takes any preconceived lemons it clearly had as a disadvantage going in, and made lemonade worth a second glass. Try it, you won't be disappointed.

7/10 - Maddis

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