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Brooklyn's Finest (2009)

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Three unconnected Brooklyn cops wind up at the same deadly location after enduring vastly different career paths.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ronny Rosario
C-Rayz (as Wade Allain Marcus)
Melvin Panton (as Logan Marshall Green)


In Brooklyn, amid drug deals, violence, casual racism, poverty, housing projects, and corrupt cops, we follow three officers: Tango, African-American, working undercover, believing he's earned a promotion to a desk job but told he has to set up the bust of an ex-con who saved his life; Sal, who'll commit murder to get cash; and, Eddie, the precinct's oldest beat cop, a week to go before retirement, assigned to mentor an earnest rookie. Can this end well for any of the three? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence throughout, strong sexuality, nudity, drug content and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 March 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los mejores de Brooklyn  »

Box Office


$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,471,932 (USA) (5 March 2010)


$27,154,426 (USA) (14 May 2010)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is the second film between Ethan Hawke and Antoine Fuqua; Hawke starred in the 2001 film Training Day, which Fuqua directed. See more »


When Tango is talking to the wounded thug that he shot in the street, the thug's pants change position between shots. See more »


Det. Sal Procida: What happened to the cops?
Carlo: Nothin. They were were right even though they were wrong. And I was wrong only *because* that I was right. Ya see? You get that now. You get that, right?
Det. Sal ProcidaCarlo: Righta and wronga.
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References Sea of Love (1989) See more »


Written by Papoose (as Willie Mackie) and Robert Brandon Smith
Performed by Papoose
Courtesy of Thugacation Records/Violator Management
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a respectable piece of work but unfortunately we've seen it all before
10 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

Gritty, profane, and extremely violent thriller centering around three disparate New York cops: a cynical twenty-year veteran playing out his final days until retirement while struggling to keep his sanity (Gere); a conflicted undercover torn between his commitment to the job and his loyalty to the streets (Cheadle); a desperate family man who has his morale put to the test while trying to provide a stable home for his wife and kids (Hawke); director Fuqua's attempt at a police morality tale is well-crafted, strongly acted, and sure to grab your attention with intense, in-your-face violent action, but it doesn't offer enough new insight to transcend the familiar, seen-it-all-before limitations of this genre. Hawke (reteaming with his Training Day director) stands out with an unexpectedly edgy performance. The violence—while expected for a film of this genre—is still tough to stomach at times. **½

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