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Rampart -- Set in the 1990's when scandal rocked the LAPD's Rampart division, the film follows fictional cop Dave Brown, played by two-time Academy Award(R) nominee Woody Harrelson, a man who has taken the "no guts, no glory" American mythos to heart, without questioning what it is doing to him and those he holds dear.
Rampart -- Set in early 1990s Los Angeles, veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, works to take care of his family, and struggles for his own survival.
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The most corrupt cop you've ever seen on screen.
Set in 1999 Los Angeles, veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, works to take care of his family, and struggles for his own survival. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Woody Harrelson ... David Douglas Brown

Jon Bernthal ... Dan Morone

Stella Schnabel ... Jane

Jon Foster ... Michael Whittaker

Ben Foster ... General Terry

Ruben Garfias ... Pharmacy Security Guard

Deadlee ... Pharmacy Punk

Dominic Flores ... Latino Detective

Matt McTighe ... 30-Year-Old Cop

Cynthia Nixon ... Barbara

Anne Heche ... Catherine

Brie Larson ... Helen
Sammy Boyarsky ... Margaret
Billy Hough ... Piano Player

Audra McDonald ... Sarah

Keith Woulard ... Shondell Parmallee

Steve Buscemi ... Bill Blago

Harriet Sansom Harris ... Stacy Cranston

Robert Wisdom ... Captain

Sigourney Weaver ... Joan Confrey

Leonard Kelly-Young ... Cal Woodward

Robin Wright ... Linda Fentress

Ned Beatty ... Hartshorn
Ashley Nikkole Thompson ... Captain's Daughter (as Ashley Thompson)

Don Creech ... Head Shark Lawyer

Chuti Tiu ... Shark Lawyer #1

Sophie Kargman ... Helen's Girlfriend
Angelita Macias ... Flamenco Dancer #1
Assieh Ghassemi ... Flamenco Dancer #2
Mike Deldicobo ... Singer
Borislov Solakov ... Guitar Player

Francis Capra ... Seize Chasco
Jim O'Hagen ... Hotel Concierge

Tim Russ ... Command Staff Member #1

Bryan Rasmussen ... Command Staff Member #2

Ice Cube ... Kyle Timkins

William Paul Clark ... Barbara's Boyfriend
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ronn Burner ... Detective (uncredited)
Bobby Cohen ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Alfonso Flores Jr. ... Thug in casino (uncredited)

Rachel Ann Mullins ... Dominatrix (uncredited)

Sal Velez Jr. ... High Roller (uncredited)

Eric Womack ... Reporter (uncredited)

Directed by
Oren Moverman 
Writing credits
James Ellroy (written by) and
Oren Moverman (written by)

Produced by
Luca Borghese .... co-producer
William Paul Clark .... associate producer
Paul Currie .... executive producer
Michael DeFranco .... executive producer
Ben Foster .... producer
Mark Gordon .... executive producer
Lawrence Inglee .... producer
Ross Ioppolo .... co-producer
Ken Kao .... producer
Garrett Kelleher .... executive producer
Charlie O'Carroll .... associate producer
Clark Peterson .... producer
Lila Yacoub .... executive producer
Original Music by
Dickon Hinchliffe 
Cinematography by
Bobby Bukowski (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jay Rabinowitz 
Casting by
Laura Rosenthal 
Rachel Tenner 
Production Design by
David Wasco 
Art Direction by
Austin Gorg 
Set Decoration by
Sandy Reynolds-Wasco  (as Sandy Wasco)
Costume Design by
Catherine George 
Makeup Department
David Beneke .... dental prosthetics
Mary Burton .... makeup artist: Ms. Weaver
Debra Denson .... makeup artist: Ice Cube
Linda Dowds .... makeup department head
Lori Guidroz .... hair department head
Lisa Layman .... key makeup artist
Bret Mayo .... hair stylist: Ice Cube
Anthony Veader .... hair stylist: Ms. Weaver
Samantha Wade .... key hair stylist
Michelle Ceglia .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Luca Borghese .... post-production supervisor
Karen Ruth Getchell .... production supervisor
Lila Yacoub .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Paul Clark .... first assistant director
Juana Franklin .... second assistant director
Melinda Johnson .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Dale E. Anderson .... foreman
Gary Barbosa .... key art department assistant
Jason Bean .... property assistant
Jason Bedig .... leadman
Joshua Borgese .... greensman (as Josh Borgese)
Steve Borgese .... lead greensman
Laurence Castello .... paint supervisor
Haley Clause .... art department assistant
Larry Guy Clause .... general foreman (as Larry Clause)
Curtis Corbitt .... assistant property master
Randy Culberhouse .... propmaker foreman
Chad R. Davis .... on-set dresser (as Chad Davis)
Venessa De Anda .... art department coordinator
Tim DeLuca .... greensman
Brian Feola .... propmaker foreman
Larry Haney .... gangboss
Steven Hanks .... greensman
Jennie Harris .... assistant set decorator
Terry Haskell .... property master
David M. Hernandez .... greensman
William Herron .... mural artist (as William Herron II)
Bo Hrupcho .... painter
Mark Hunstable .... assistant art director
Charles Kern .... on-set painter
Timothy Knoll .... painter (as Tim Knoll)
Paul J. Lindsey .... painter
David Lloyd .... set dresser
Calvin Magnum .... propmaker
Mike Medina .... construction coordinator (as Mike 'Chachi' Medina)
Benjamin Nowicki .... graphic designer
Seth Phillips .... toolman
Noah Plunkett .... greensman
Nicholas Rake .... set dresser
David Redier-Linsk .... graphic designer
Trevor C. Rogers .... set dresser
Dominic Sandfrey .... labor foreman
Todd Bennett .... plasterer foreman (uncredited)
Curtis Corbitt .... assistant propmaker (uncredited)
Stephen Gibson .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Wade Barnett .... adr recordist
Javier Bennassar .... sound designer
Javier Bennassar .... supervising sound editor
Brian Dunlop .... foley editor
Brian Gallagher .... adr mixer
Alexandra Gallo .... utility sound technician
Ellen Heuer .... foley artist
Robert Jackson .... supervising dialogue editor (as Robert C. Jackson)
Bobby Johanson .... adr mixer
Scott Kramer .... mix recordist
Tim Limer .... mix recordist (as Timothy Limer)
Travis MacKay .... adr mixer
Lisa Pinero .... sound mixer (as Lisa Piñero)
David Raymond .... boom operator
A. Josh Reinhardt .... foley mixer (as Joshua Reinhardt)
Michael Rivera .... adr recordist
Michael Santopolo .... foley assistant
Gabriel J. Serrano .... sound re-recording mixer
Leslie Shatz .... sound re-recording mixer
Callie Thurman .... assistant sound editor
James Wright .... dolby sound consultant
Patrick Christensen .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Pam DeMetruis-Thomas .... adr editor (uncredited)
Greg Steele .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Billy Theriot .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Larz Anderson .... special effects coordinator
Chad Baalbergen .... special effects technician (as Chad Van Baalbergen)
Bart Dion .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Osvaldo Andreaus .... rotoscoping: Big Film Design
Elbert Irving IV .... visual effects coordinator: Wildfire VFX
Tom Lamb .... compositor: Wildfire VFX
Greg-Paul Malone .... flame artist: Wildfire VFX
Caleb Owens .... compositor: Wildfire VFX
Eric Pender .... compositor: Wildfire VFX
Eddie Porter .... lead compositor: Big Film Design
Lauren Ritchie .... visual effects producer: Wildfire VFX
Dottie Starling .... visual effects supervisor: Wildfire VFX
Mark Fletcher .... screen graphics designer (uncredited)
Max Daniels .... stunt performer: Card Player
Jeffrey J. Dashnaw .... utility stunt safety (as Jeff Dashnaw)
Eddie J. Fernandez .... stunt performer: Dice Player #4 (as Eddie Fernandez)
Scott Helgert .... stunt performer
Dorian Kingi .... stunt performer: Dice Player #3
Marco Morales .... stunt double: Seize
Robby Robinson .... utility stunt safety
Jason Rodriguez .... stunt performer: Dice Player #1
Tim Trella .... stunt coordinator
Alvin Zalamea .... stunt performer: Dice Player #2
Marcus Natividad .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Allen Jr. .... additional electrician (as Robert E. Allen Jr.)
Adam Barth .... video assist
Michael Bauman .... gaffer (as Mike Bauman)
Mike Blauvelt .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Mike Bonnaud .... best boy electric (as Michael Bonnaud)
Brian Branton .... grip
Gary Breckel .... additional electrician
Jeremy Cannon .... digital utility
William Clouter .... grip
James Coffin .... grip
Jon 'Scooter' Cousins .... best boy grip
Thomas M. Dangcil .... electrician (as Tommy Dangcil)
Carlos DePalma .... rigging grip (as Carlos De Palma)
Tana Dubbe .... key grip
Kevin Fahey .... best boy rigging grip
Charley Gilleran .... key rigging grip
Scott Hatley .... grip
Matt Horochowski .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Eric Jensch .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Michael Koepke .... grip
Michael Lyon .... electrician (as Mike Lyon)
John Mang .... dolly grip: "a" camera
John R. Manocchia .... rigging electrician (as John Manocchia)
Jason McCormick .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Paul Metcalf .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Merrick Morton .... still photographer
Francine Natale .... electrician
Anthony Nevarez .... rigging grip
Vasco Nunes .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Vasco Lucas Nunes)
Anthony Ofrim .... rigging electrician (as Tony Ofria)
Cameron Smith .... electrician
Andrew Taylor .... grip (as Andy Taylor)
Michael Tolochko .... electrician (as Michael Tolochko Jr.)
Edward Viola .... digital imaging technician (as Ted Viola)
Fritz Weber .... grip (as Fritz 'Bootsy' Weber)
Glen Wilson .... behind-the-scenes videographer
Michael Witczak .... electrician (as Mike Witczak)
Dominic Aluisi .... additional first assistant camera (uncredited)
Hospecio Balani .... grip (uncredited)
Mike Gerzevitz .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Dann Fink .... adr voice casting: Loopers Unlimited
Brian Hendricks .... extras casting
Rich King .... extras casting
Jodi Angstreich .... casting associate (uncredited)
Bruce Winant .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jessica Albertson .... set costumer
Mark Avery .... costumer
Jennifer Behar .... costume department assistant
Cameron Dale .... costumer (as Cameron Folan)
Ariel Gold .... costume supervisor
Brad Holtzman .... first set costumer
Katalina Iturralde .... costume ager/dyer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Susan Alexander .... digital intermediate producer
Philip Beckner .... digital intermediate conform artist
Josh Chertoff .... apprentice editor
Debbie Eldridge .... dailies coordinator: nextLAB
Katherine Kane .... operations manager: nextLAB
Doug Lovett .... dailies operator: nextLAB
John Nicolard .... digital intermediate supervisor
Bill Schultz .... general manager digital flm services
Mike Selemon .... first assistant editor
Tom Vice .... general manager and vice president: nextLAB
Walter Volpatto .... digital intermediate colorist
Dan Muscarella .... lab color timer (uncredited)
Music Department
Philip Bagenal .... music mixer
Jim Black .... music supervisor
Sam Navel .... music mixer
Gary Raymond .... music playback
Rachel Reiter .... assistant music supervisor
Jim Schultz .... music editor
Steve Sidwell .... musician: trumpet
Transportation Department
James Andrews .... driver (as Jim Andrews)
Alfredo Arriola .... driver
John Characky .... driver
Brad Combs .... driver: catering
James Davis .... driver
Mike Davis .... transportation coordinator
Phyllis Davis .... driver
Jayson Ehlers .... transportation co-captain
Jeff Hairell .... driver
Gabriel Kaczorowski .... driver
Lendell 'Kebo' Keeble .... driver: Ice Cube (as Lendell Keeble)
Chuck Kingos .... driver
Griffith Limbaugh .... driver
Rick Nisar .... driver
Michael Reddick .... driver
Kirk Roberts .... driver
Kevin Russell .... driver
John Suttles .... driver
James Waitkus .... transportation captain (as Jim Waitkus)
Craig Williams .... driver
Kirk Roberts .... picture car wrangler (uncredited)
Other crew
Jamie Afifi .... legal services: Ziffren Brittenham
Diana Ascher .... post production accountant: Trevanna Post
Randall Balsmeyer .... title designer: Big Film Design
Cassandra Barbour .... rights and clearances: Entertainment Clearances
MeSun Barnett .... set production assistant
John Barnette .... location medic (as John T. Barnette)
Michael Beatrice .... second assistant accountant (as Mike Beatrice)
Paul Belenardo .... production accountant
Elias Benavidez .... production secretary
Taryn Benesta .... additional production assistant
Zoe Bower .... post facilities manager: Wildfire Studios (as Zoë Bower)
Stacey B. Brashear .... key assistant location manager (as Stacey Brashear)
Michael Brewer .... location scout (as Mike Brewer)
Tracy Browne .... first assistant accountant
Ronn Burner .... set production assistant
Sarah Catizone .... set medic
Brad Combs .... chef
Chic Daniel .... technical consultant
Tana David .... post facilities coordinator: Wildfire Studios
Joe Davis .... security: Mr. Harrelson
Charles Fagin .... key assistant location manager
Mark A. Freid .... location manager (as Mark Freid)
Rachael Lin Gallaghan .... production coordinator
Taylor Gerrity .... post-production accounting clerk
Hannelies Harman .... assistant: Ms. Weaver (as Hannelies Hartman)
Henry Humphreys .... construction medic
Nini Huynh .... assistant: Ms. Wright
Barry Jones .... assistant location manager
Randy Kaplan .... set production assistant
Courtney Kensington .... set production assistant
Michael Klastorin .... unit publicist
Eugene Koh .... production intern
Madison Lacerte .... production assistant
James Land .... stand-in: "David Brown"
David R. Lawson .... location medic
Nancy Leiviska .... assistant: Ice Cube
Brian Liddy .... technical consultant
Troy Lochner .... additional production assistant
Tom Lyons .... consultant
Jonas C. Matz .... additional medic
Jason May .... assistant to producer
Jason May .... assistant: Mr. Peterson
Jessica Nicole Mejia .... set production assistant
John Montgomery .... payroll accountant
Michael E. Morales .... legal services: Ziffren Brittenham
Ronald G. Muhammad .... executive: Cube Vision (as Ron Muhammad)
Nicole Mumey .... assistant production office coordinator (as Nicole Marie Mumey)
Maureen Murphy .... assistant: Mr. Inglee
Nephi Niven .... production intern (as Nephi Niven Stogner)
Stacy Owens .... assistant
Miguel Angelo Pate .... key set production assistant
Scott Peterson .... script supervisor
Matthew Quezada .... assistant: Mr. Moverman
Joel Renfro .... consultant
James Robison .... assistant craft services
Ron Senkowski .... corporate and product placement
Laura Sevier .... rights and clearances: Entertainment Clearances
Linda Stanley .... studio teacher
Caroline Jaden Stussi .... utility stand-in (as Caroline Stussi)
Narges Takesh .... assistant location manager
Chance P. Tassone .... key craft service (as Chance Tassone)
Mark S. Temple .... legal services: Ziffren Brittenham
Nadia Venesse .... dialect coach
Craig Warren .... insurance broker: MOmentous Insurance Brokerage
Tanner Watt .... assistant: Mr. Harrelson
Brandon Maurice Williams .... set production assistant
Marcus Woodruff .... security: Ice Cube
Marcus Woodruff .... stand-in: "Kyle Timkins" (as Marcus Woodruff Jr.)
Jason Wrobel .... nutritionist: Mr. Harrelson
Jean Fen Yu .... accounting clerk (as Jean Yu)
Robert Deamer .... technical advisor: police (uncredited)
Justin Dickey .... production assistant (uncredited)
Andrew Kim .... production staff (uncredited)
Robert Lamkin .... caterer (uncredited)
Natasha Shumny .... post facilities coordinator (uncredited)
Mallory Squeo .... production assistant (uncredited)
Domenic Benvenuto .... thanks
Edward Bunker .... in memory of
Leonard Cohen .... special thanks
Sepideh Haftgoli .... special thanks
Craig Kestel .... special thanks
Amir Moverman .... special thanks
Maya Moverman .... special thanks
Mike Nichols .... special thanks
Tony Osso .... thanks
Sidney Reed .... special thanks
Will Tiao .... special thanks
J. Mitchell White .... special thanks
Ron Yoshida .... special thanks

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Rated R for pervasive language, sexual content and some violence
108 min
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To achieve Dave's gaunt appearance, Woody Harrelson sought advice from Christian Bale. Bale told Harrelson to eat very little and run as fast as possible.See more »
Anachronisms: At the beginning of the film, the screen is black and a graphic states "Los Angeles 1999" As the film fades into a wide shot overview of the hamburger stand, a 2005 Cadillac CTS drives through the intersection.See more »
Dave Brown:I don't cheat on my taxes... you can't cheat on something you never committed to.See more »
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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Criminally underrated - a dark, honest piece of cinema., 16 August 2012
Author: jamesmartin1995 from United Kingdom

LAPD veteran Dave Brown is a vile, disgusting man. He is a sexist, racist, womaniser, drunkard, dirty cop and patent homophobe. This, incidentally, is not my judgement of him, but that of his own daughter. It's pretty accurate. How much does that tell you?

Co-written by James Ellroy and starring Woody Harrelson in the main role, 'Rampart' serves both as compelling crime melodrama and scorching character study. When we first meet Brown (the Harrelson character), we take an immediate dislike to him. He stinks of corruption and arrogance; he is a control freak, whose selfishness and cynicism damage and infect all those around him. He has two daughters by two different women (both sisters, as chance would have it); despite the fact that his adultery is an almost nightly occurrence, he insists on living together with the two women and their respective children, to 'keep the family' intact. The pain and despair this has caused is devastating.

Yet this is a man quite capable of charisma, and perhaps in the crudest sense possible, charm. He can, after all, be seductive; in a brilliant early scene, we see him pick up a woman at his local bar; first conversation, then sex. His target is sensible, and perhaps looking for a good time, a friend, maybe even a relationship. Her questions are amicable and fair. The disappointment after that vacuous act later on is captured with incredible insight and realism by the filmmaker.

Dave's behaviour is often puerile and savage; the weight of the law begins to force itself upon him when he is caught on camera almost beating a man to death after the latter crashed his vehicle into Dave's police car. The extent of his obstinacy and self-delusion is mind blowing; an amazing piece of cinematography, in which the camera swings round in a circle, abruptly cutting between Dave and his superiors during a heated discussion on the subject of his brutality, emphasises the illogical but never-ending egoism and suppressed insecurity that drive him.

Sex, as in most works with Ellroy's name attached, plays a huge role. At first, we think Dave is just producing excess testosterone, or is simply a chauvinistic pig by nature. But we soon realise there is something desperate about his constant affairs, about his insatiable need to control and assert his authority. Perhaps to confirm his masculinity, or escape his problems. Certainly, the brief relationship he strikes up with a lawyer, as confused and desperate as he is in many ways, sheds much light on Dave's character.

I've seen it argued that Dave is completely immoral in other reviews. This isn't true. He may have ruined the lives of his family, and everyone he has come into contact with, but he does come to realise that. Too long he has spent running away from his responsibilities; at least on the job, he can fall back on the tired, formal jargon that has etched itself on his brain. But what about his children?

I think it would be unfair to give any more specifics on the plot. Technically, this movie is something special: intimately filmed, with heavy usage of artificial lighting (neon red, in particular, is used to great effect), and a handful of brilliant sequences – including but by no means limited to an excursion into an underground bar where easy sex pervades the air. This is where we begin to see Dave at his most desperate and

'Rampart' is a formidable movie about a man well past his sell-by-date, whose brutality, closed-mindedness, insecurity and immaturity have destroyed any chance of happiness he might ever have had, and may well have destroyed the same thing for those nearest to him. There is a heartbreaking sequence near the end where, for the first time, Dave tries to speak to his children honestly, in hope of salvaging his relationship with them. It is a film about despair, about a corrupt society that has moulded a man whose failures and flaws are killing him from the inside out, without mercy. His own childhood is left deliberately ambiguous, but his father, another corrupt cop, seems to have been his role model. Thus the corruption and destruction seems to be continuing through the generations in ripples and circles.

The possibility of redemption has certainly manifested itself by the end of the film. Hope has come, at least for Dave's family. As far as he is concerned, perhaps self-knowledge is the first step. The movie's final scene is a modification of the opening sequence, and we have to ask ourselves, can we see the change in Dave? There is no easy answer. There isn't meant to be.

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