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Brooklyn's Finest (2009)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  5 March 2010 (USA)
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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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C-Rayz (as Wade Allain Marcus)
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Melvin Panton (as Logan Marshall Green)
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Storyline

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 to buy a house big enough for his family; 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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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

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5 March 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los mejores de Brooklyn  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£468,279 (UK) (11 June 2010)

Gross:

£1,252,604 (UK) (2 July 2010)
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Trivia

Ellen Barkin jumped at the chance at working with Don Cheadle. Director Antoine Fuqua wasn't even sure that she took payment for the part. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Eddie was under review by the city hall officials. The main male official claims Eddie's rookie partner let off two shots. However, in the scene where the shooting incident, only one shot was heard. See more »

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Det. Patrick Leary: My shorty is black. Don't we go shopping for cocoa butter together?
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References Sea of Love (1989) See more »

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Written by DJ Green Lantern (as James D'Agostino), Uncle Murda (as Leonard Grant), Wyclef Jean and Mavado (as David Brooks)
Performed by Uncle Murda featuring Wyclef Jean and Mavado (as Movado)
Produced by DJ Green Lantern (as The Evil Genius DJ Green Lantern) for Future Green Entertainment Inc.
Courtesy of GMG/ManHood Entertainment Inc. and Invasion Music Group LLC
Wyclef Jean appears courtesy of Columbia Records
Movado appears courtesy of Cassava Piece Music/VP Records
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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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