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Street Kings 2: Motor City -- Marty Kingston (Ray Liotta) is the leader of an undercover narcotics team whose members are being murdered. Neither Kingston nor the homicide detective he joins forces with is prepared for the shocking corruption their investigation uncovers.
Street Kings 2: Motor City -- Marty Kingston (Liotta) is an undercover narcotics detective who is shot and barely survives a drug bust gone wrong to save the life of his partner. When his partner is killed by a masked gunman four years later, Marty must team up with the hotheaded homicide detective Dan Sullivan (Hatosy) to investigate a string of brutal cop murders and hunt down the cop killer. The investigation that ensues is shrouded in deception and loaded with plot twists that question the line between the rules of law and justice.
Street Kings 2: Motor City -- Clip: Car Explosion
Street Kings 2: Motor City -- Featurette: Murder Scene Deconstructions Quintana - Director Chris Fisher On The First Murder Scene
Street Kings 2: Motor City -- Interview: "Chris Fisher On How Detroit Shaped The Film"


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Motor City moves the action to Michigan and explores the world of dirty cops on the violent streets of Detroit. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Ray Liotta ... Marty Kingston

Shawn Hatosy ... Detective Dan Sullivan

Scott Norman ... Sal Quintana

Clifton Powell ... Det. Tyrone Fowler

Kevin Chapman ... Detective Jimmy Rogan

Inbar Lavi ... Leilah Sullivan

Charlotte Ross ... Beth Kingston

Stephanie Cotton ... Sonyia Rogan

Linda Boston ... Captain Walker
Corey Emanuel Wilson ... Bones
Jack Moore ... Sergeant Harrison Clark

Tiren Jhames ... Lloyd Shunt

Tim Holmes ... Mikey

Joe Tinpan ... Omid

Sidi Henderson ... Chief Lab Tech
Otis Youngsmith ... Hank

Ele Bardha ... Sgt. Tomic

Lisa Lauren Smith ... Landlord
Julia Ho ... Spa / Bathhouse Manager

Gordon Michaels ... Officer Greer
Tia Fletcher ... Lounge Singer
Christopher L. Dixon ... Bugler
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ron Causey ... Prisoner
Nesti Gee ... Gang Member

Roland Matthews ... Bar patron

Joey Naber
Wendy Aaron ... Civilian (uncredited)
John P. Chittick ... Undercover Officer (uncredited)
Tim Craiger ... Detective (uncredited)
John Dezsi ... Uniformed Officer (uncredited)
Isaac Ellis ... Gangster #1 (uncredited)
Jay Harper ... Gang Member (uncredited)

Steven Hauptman ... Animated police informant (uncredited)
Chancler Haynes ... Gang Member (uncredited)
Jason W. Lee ... SWAT: Officer (uncredited)

Amanda Lewan ... Hot Young Thing (uncredited)

Dervis Lici ... Hospital Patient and Walk in DPD (uncredited)
Noli McCool ... Albert Wichelli (uncredited)
Ralph H. Meyer ... Neighbor (uncredited)

Victor Pytko ... Obstetrician (uncredited)
Ralph A. Recchia ... S.W.A.T Officer (uncredited)

Maria Lucia Safi ... Hostage (uncredited)
Morris Lee Sullivan ... Doctor (uncredited)
Amanda Wright ... Stripper #3 (uncredited)

Directed by
Chris Fisher 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ed Gonzalez 
Jeremy Haft 

Produced by
Todd King .... co-producer
Ash R. Shah .... producer
Original Music by
Jonathan Sadoff  (as Jon Sadoff)
Cinematography by
Marvin V. Rush 
Film Editing by
Miklos Wright 
Casting by
Carrie Ray 
Mary Jo Slater 
Production Design by
Russell M. Jaeger 
Art Direction by
John Keenan 
Set Decoration by
Marcie Paul 
Costume Design by
Roemehl Hawkins 
Makeup Department
Stephanie Arble .... makeup artist
Shannon Bakeman .... key hair stylist
Kim Collea .... makeup department head
Amber Crowe .... additional makeup
Karri Farris .... key makeup artist
Jack McQuisten .... hair department head
Production Management
Amy Jarvela .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joel Jeffrey Nishimine .... first assistant director
Anneke Scott .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Aaron Becker .... main title design
Jonathan Buchanan .... property master
Sara Krueger .... art department coordinator
Ronit Pinto .... set dresser
Kevin Vanderhoff .... on-set dresser
J.B. Waskul .... assistant property master (as Joe Waskul)
Sound Department
Michael Faba .... sound utility
Amy Felton .... adr editor
Ryan Gegenheimer .... sound effects editor
Matt Hovland .... adr mixer
Matt Hovland .... walla mixer
Chris Hugan .... adr recordist
Michael Jesmer .... sound recordist
Joshua Aaron Johnson .... dialogue editor
Eric Lalicata .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric Lalicata .... supervising sound editor
Matthew Nicolay .... sound mixer
Marty Peters .... adr recordist
John Sanacore .... foley mixer
Dan Snow .... sound supervisor
Alex Ullrich .... foley artist
Stacey A. Washer .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Nicholas Leone .... special effects technician
Dean Tyrrell .... special effects coordinator
Robert Tyrrell .... special effects foreman
Russell Tyrrell .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Christian Cardona .... visual effects supervisor
Buddy Gheen .... digital compositor
Ele Bardha .... stunts
Trent Brya .... stunts
Fashon Carter .... stunts
John Dixon .... stunts
Isaac Ellis .... stunts (as Isaac Remy Laurent)
Craig Gubert .... stunts
Wilbur F. Hodo .... stunts
Cody Bo Kruger .... stunts
Dan Lemieux .... stunt coordinator
Dailyn Matthews .... stunts
Marty Murray .... stunts (as Marty Murray III)
Carl Anthony Nespoli .... stunts (as Carl Nespoli)
Chaz Divon Tolbert .... stunts
Ele Bardha .... co-stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Trent Brya .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Ariel M. Carlson .... precision driver (uncredited)
John Dixon .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Isaac Ellis .... stunt double (uncredited)
Sara Holden .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Carl Anthony Nespoli .... stunt double: Kevin Chapman (uncredited)
Chaz Divon Tolbert .... stunt double (uncredited)
Fashon Vega .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Sharon Courtney .... data tech
Anthony M. Gutierrez .... first assistant camera
Ian Henderson .... second assistant camera
Ken Jackson .... electrician
Steven C. Marshall .... second assistant camera
Chris Miller .... electrician
Ian Myron .... electrician
Patrick Pask .... b camera / steadicam operator
Brandon Paul .... electrician
John Priebe .... gaffer (as John R. Priebe)
Robert Rycroft .... first assistant camera "b" camera
Jonathan Terpstra .... electrician (as John Terpstra)
Erica Thurlow .... best boy electric
Jeff Urbanowicz .... electrician
Greg Wolfe .... electrician
Scott Zuckerberg .... key grip
Casting Department
Manny Fernandez .... casting associate
Kathy Remski .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Terra Brody .... costume assistant
Steve Constancio .... costume supervisor
Michele Diem .... costume assistant
Claire Parkinson .... costume assistant
Brigitta Romanov .... assistant costume designer
Nicole Schott .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Matt Blackshear .... digital intermediate finishing editor (as Matthew Blackshear)
Michael Cioni .... digital intermediate supervisor
Jeff Cummings .... post production consultant
Paul Geffre .... post consultant
Colin Laurent-Bixler .... assistant editor
Ian Vertovec .... digital intermediate colorist
Music Department
Brad Haehnel .... scoring mixer
Cory Milano .... music editor
Transportation Department
Collin Butrum .... picture car coordinator
Collin Butrum .... transportation coordinator
Henry Kessler .... transportation co-captain
Patrick Stephenson .... transportation captain
Other crew
Wendy Aaron .... photo double
Charlie Cooper .... production assistant
Jared Courter .... food stylist
Jamie Leigh Dake .... production coordinator
Eric Fogle .... location assistant
Steve Hart .... assistant: Amy Jarvela
Mariah Breitel Hembree .... post script services
Kaylee Johnson .... production assistant
Dave Krieger .... location manager
Douglas W. McHenry .... production accountant
Patrick Potochick .... SWAT advisor
Patrick Potochick .... armorer
Todd Rogers .... set medic
Christine Santiago Drake .... production secretary (as Christine Santiago)
Peter Skorupskas .... key set production assistant
Carolyn Tolley .... script supervisor
Michael Walkmeyer .... armorer
Brian Williams .... production assistant
Jennifer K. Zapinski .... assistant location manager

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for violence, language, some sexual content/nudity and brief drug use
92 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »

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 »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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 »
Movie Connections:
Follows Street Kings (2008)See more »


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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A poor in-name only sequel to the David Ayer original, 19 August 2011
Author: moviexclusive from Singapore

Cop thrillers are a dime-and-dozen- probably because it doesn't cost too much to make one, and the fact that we can't help but be intrigued by our men-in-blue. The latter is probably also the reason why most cop thrillers inevitably revolve around the theme of corruption, since the very nature of dirty cops goes against our very intuition of the kind of people we want enforcing law and order on our streets.

David Ayer's 'Street Kings' was no different- it packed the grittiness that has become a prerequisite for the modern-day cop thriller, and it had a compelling plot courtesy of star writers James Ellroy (L.A. Confidential) and Kurt Wimmer (Law Abiding Citizen, Salt). This direct- to-video in-name only sequel however tries very hard to be gritty, but the lack of a gripping plot- written by newbies Ed Gonzalez and Jeremy Haft- means that it comes apart pretty quickly.

Once again, this sequel pairs a clean-cut rookie (Keanu Reeves in the former; Shawn Hatosy in this movie) with a veteran cop (Forest Whitaker in the former; Ray Liotta in this movie), with the veteran teaching the rookie the ways by which cops on the beat go about their business- even if it means taking a little on the side, or turning a blind eye. Here, Hatosy's rookie is a certain Dan Sullivan who is assigned to work with Liotta's Marty Kingston after a Narcotics cop is gunned down in cold blood.

The case intensifies after two other cops, both Narcotics officers and former partners of Kingston, also turn up dead. If you're guessing if the killer is a cop or a thug, don't bother- Gonzalez and Haft seem to have so little confidence in their story that they reveal who the killer is just half an hour into the movie. Of course, it really isn't much of a surprise too- but the revelation still deflates much of the suspense that should accompany a movie like this.

Indeed, once we know the killer's identity, it's only a matter of time before Sullivan puts the pieces together and tracks him down. Director Chris Fisher tries to make this about the dilemma Sullivan faces taking down one of his own, but the attempt at injecting complexity into the mostly perfunctory proceedings is hardly engaging enough. And since the characters aren't fleshed out properly, even the ending- which retains the original's irony- comes across limp and uninspired.

The performances here are mostly just mediocre- Liotta has been in so many such genre stuff that he seems content to just sleepwalk through the role; while Hatosy is passable as the rookie forced to learn the ropes the tough way. And besides them, the rest of the supporting cast including Clifton Powell and Kevin Chapman as Kingston's former partners are mostly wasted.

While 'Street Kings' was a sufficiently gripping cop thriller, this sequel is no more than a run-of-the-mill addition to the genre that will quickly be forgotten- after all, you will probably get the same and more in an episode of 'Law and Order' or 'The Shield' on TV. Even with lowered expectations for direct-to-video sequels, this is still a disappointing attempt at trying to replicate the success of its modestly successful predecessor.


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