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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

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Det. George Montress
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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; 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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Taglines:

This is War. This is Brooklyn. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,350,299, 7 March 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$27,154,426, 16 May 2010
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Trivia

Antoine Fuqua had always wanted to work with Will Patton since seeing him in No Way Out (1987). See more »

Goofs

When Eddie is driving through town with his new partner you see the indicator flashing, as if he is using his right indicator all the time. See more »

Quotes

Caz: Fuckin' freedom ain't free.
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Connections

References First Knight (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

White Rabbit
(1967)
Written by Grace Slick
Performed by Jefferson Airplane
Courtesy of RCA Victor Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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a respectable piece of work but unfortunately we've seen it all before
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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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