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Street Kings 2: Motor City (2011)

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Motor City moves the action to Michigan and explores the world of dirty cops on the violent streets of Detroit.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marty Kingston
Detective Dan Sullivan
Sal Quintana
Det. Tyrone Fowler
Detective Jimmy Rogan
Leilah Sullivan
Beth Kingston
Sonyia Rogan
Captain Walker
Corey Emanuel Wilson ...
Jack Moore ...
Sergeant Harrison Clark
Lloyd Shunt
Chief Lab Tech


Motor City moves the action to Michigan and explores the world of dirty cops on the violent streets of Detroit.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language, some sexual content/nudity and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 April 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Au bout de la nuit 2  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Clifton Powell is the only actor to appear in the original Street Kings (2008) as well as this direct-to-DVD sequel. He plays a different character in both films. See more »


Upon seeing Marty's revolver, Jimmy says that Jesse James had one of those at the OK Corral. Jesse James wasn't at the OK Corral. At least not famously. See more »


Follows Street Kings (2008) See more »

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Dirty cop sequel surprisingly entertaining and at least somewhat well made.
1 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

'STREET KINGS 2: MOTOR CITY': Three Stars (Out of Five)

Sequel to the 2008 dirty cop film 'STREET KINGS', which was directed by David Ayer (who wrote the similar themed films 'TRAINING DAY', 'DARK BLUE' and 'HARSH TIMES'). This one is directed by Chris Fisher (who also directed the crooked cop film 'DIRTY' and another direct to video loose sequel 'S. DARKO') and it's written by Ed Gonzalez and Jeremy Haft. It stars Ray Liotta and Shawn Hatosy and the only returning cast member from the original is Clifton Powell as Sergeant Greene. The film once again deals with police corruption and an investigation into multiple police murders. It's set in Detroit rather than L.A. and is really just a sequel in name only. As far as direct to video sequels go of this nature it's surprisingly entertaining and at least somewhat well made.

Ray Liotta plays veteran police detective Marty Kingston and Shawn Hatosy plays rookie detective Dan Sullivan. When Marty's partner is murdered he's put on assignment to head up the investigation with Sullivan. A series of clues lead to the possibility that the murder was an inside job and a police detective is the culprit. Dan is expecting a child with his young wife and he soon finds his family in danger as well as his faith in the job.

The movie is pretty routine and predictable and there's definitely no big surprises. There's of course nothing groundbreaking or too memorable about the film but it is well made none the less. Hatosy and Liotta are good like always and their characters are relatable and mostly believable. The action scenes are decent and somewhat thrilling and if you like the genre you'll definitely be interested and involved in how it all works out. Nothing great or outstanding but it is an enjoyable and well made cop thriller all the same.

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