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The son of a slain NYPD officer joins the force, where he falls in with his father's former partner and a team of rogue cops.

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Malo (as Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson)
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Young Malo (as La'Jessie Janoard Smith)
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The son of a slain NYPD officer joins the force, where he falls in with his father's former partner and a team of rogue cops. His new boss, Sarcone, will see if he has what it takes to be rogue through many trials and tribulations of loyalty, trust and respect. When the truth about his father's death is revealed revenge takes him over and he won't stop until justice has been truly served. Written by Elizabeth Obermeier, Marketing Manager

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, drug use, violence and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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12 January 2013 (Japan)  »

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Un crimen inesperado  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)
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[first lines]
Bailif: The Queens Borough Court is now in session.
Judge: Jonus Maldonado, Lucas Ryan, A.D. Valvern. You're charged with criminal possession of narcotics. How do your defendants plead?
Lawyer: Due to mitigating circumstances, not guilty, your Honor. The defendants have no priors. We request bail.
Judge: Bail denied.
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Love Freak
Performed by Interstate
Written, produced arranged and by Mike Burns
Published by Orange Sofa LTD. (ASCAP)
(c) 2010 System Recordings
www.InterstateDjs.com
Courtesy of System Recordings
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complete disaster and disappointment
21 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Don't know quite where to start... I watched this only because Forrest Whitaker and De Niro were in it. Maybe one of them would take the money to be in such an inept film, but not both of them??? DeNiro's poor take on the role so much better played by Nicholson in the Departed was almost comical... Too often these days, DeNiro reminds me of a fading athlete - playing for a poor team with fading skills and no sense of pride left over. The only thing that was worse in this disaster was the lack of acting chops displayed by fiddy cent... I'm sorry, but this is darn near unwatchable, and anyone who wastes their time on this one will regret it. It's rare when a script is so poor that you have no empathy for the lead characters - I mean none. Please, dear fiddy... stick with a genre that suits you... After watching this, he does indeed have a face - and most importantly - a completely inexpressive one - made for radio.


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