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Broken City (2013)

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In a city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure: Mayor Nicholas Hostetler.

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In New York City, detective Billy Taggart goes to court for the murder of the rapist Mikey Tavarez, but the Mayor Nicholas Hostetler and the Chief of Police Carl Fairbanks vanish with important evidence and Billy is declared not guilty by the judge; however, he leaves the police department. Seven years later, Billy is a private detective and lives with his girlfriend Natalie Barrow, who is an aspiring actress and the sister of Mikey's victim. His secretary Katy Bradshaw (Alona Tal) is trying to collect part of the debts to save their business. In the week of the elections, Hostetler summons Billy and offers $25,000 to investigate his wife, Cathleen Hostetler, whom he believes is having a love affair. Billy discovers that Cathleen is meeting Paul Andrews, who is the coordinator of the campaign of Jack Valliant, the opponent of Hostetler and favorite in the election. When Paul is found dead on the street, Billy finds that he had been double-crossed by Hostetler and he decides to ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Proof Can Be a Powerful Weapon.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for pervasive language, some sexual content and violence | See all certifications »

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18 January 2013 (USA)  »

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Ciudad de sombras  »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,268,908 (USA) (18 January 2013)

Gross:

$19,692,608 (USA) (29 March 2013)
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Katy (Alona Tal) plays an assistant to a private investigator. Tal starred in Veronica Mars (2004), a series about a high schooler who is a private investigator. See more »

Goofs

The secret "contract" that the mayor was trying to hide was Articles of Incorporation for Rochway, Inc. These would have been public records filed with the state and very easy to discover. See more »

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[first lines]
Prosecutor: Your Honor, it's murder. Even when the police do it.
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Featured in Maltin on Movies: Gangster Squad (2013) See more »

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Shot In The Back Of The Head
Written by Moby (as Richard Melville Hall)
Performed by Moby
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Dreck
25 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

This movie is a ridiculous mess . The script was awful , made no sense , left plot lines hanging. Horrible waste of actors I like. That being said, only Crowe made an effort in this stupid movie and it wasn't very much of an effort . Walhberg is an alcoholic who stopped drinking 7 years ago , he breaks with his wife--with absolutely no groundwork laid for this breakup , they seemed very much in love until the breakup, and he just starts drinking. No one says anything about it , he handles the alcohol fine , and we never see the wife again and she doesn't seem to entire Walhberg's mind. It's so stupid that I can't even go into all the things that don't make any sense. Just save your money and see something else , this will just make you mad.


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