On the day that a serial killer that he helped put away is supposed to be executed, a noted forensic psychologist and college professor receives a call informing him that he has 88 minutes left to live.
Turk and Rooster, two aging NYPD detectives and longtime partners, are hunting a serial killer who is murdering sociopathic criminals. They both have personal issues, and when they start working with a younger investigative team, Perez and Riley, tensions between the two teams is inevitable, especially since Turk is now living with Perez's ex-girlfriend, also a homicide detective. Written by
While staking out Turk as a potential suspect, Riley and Perez talk about Turk's marksmanship scores, remarking about his skill and accuracy while saying "Even Berkowitz but a hole in the Corinthian leather." This is a reference to David Berkowitz, also known as the Son of Sam, who was a serial killer who targeted young women with dark hair. In the Spike Lee movie, Summer of Sam, John Leguizamo (who plays Perez) stars as a resident in a movie about the infamous Son of Sam, real name of David Berkowitz, and his effect on the citizens of a small neighborhood in New York. See more »
Club 404 is alternatively referred to as being at 184th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue, and being in Harlem. 184th and St. Nicholas is in Washington Heights, north of Harlem. See more »
It is what you would expect from Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. They've been doing these kind of roles for the past 30 years of their acting life. Applause, but no surprise there.
The film itself was not a blast. Totally predictable plot, stereotype good cop bad cop, drug dealers, bad neighborhood were huge minus to this movie. Lack of character development made the film implausible and some parts inconvicible no matter how great the acting was. Finally, the director's abuse of dramatic music without much happening throughout the film slowly eats away your patience.
Six out of ten is what I will give, 3 from Al Pacino and 3 from Robert De Niro.
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