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Freelancers (2012)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  12 January 2013 (Japan)
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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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LaRue
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A.D.
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Lucas
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Cyn
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Joey
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Robert Jude
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Billy Morrison
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Terrence Burke
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Gabriel Baez
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Ricky
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Young Malo (as La'Jessie Janoard Smith)
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Latin Girl
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Karlin
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

Un crimen inesperado  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

After brief bookings in New York and Los Angeles on August 10, 2012, the film went quickly to video on August 21. See more »

Quotes

[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.
[gavel bang]
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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Set Up (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

King of the Clowns
Performed by IV Legend
Written by J Reyes, M. Burns
Produced by: IV Legend
P & (c) 2011 Burnmore Music (ASCAP)
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The result of all DeNiro movies thrown into a blender
25 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

It's hard to find fault with a Robert DeNiro movie, no matter the budget. We saw him pull of "Mad Dog and Glory" (at least I did) and we saw his chops as a comedian in the Fockers films. But lately, the legend is disintegrating, and here we find a man on auto-pilot, restlessly moping his way through a character he's played countless times before.

"Freelancers" finds 50 Cent as a young cop who's father is slain by bad cops when he is little. Now on the force himself, Fiddy finds himself taken under the wing of corrupt captain Sarcone (DeNiro) along with other dirty cops like Detective Leurie (Forest Whitaker). Will Fiddy find his father's killer? Will the film end in a shootout?

It plays out like a dream you have every night. You know what to expect, and can just about point to the screen when you can expect to see it happen. The script is cut-and-dry, listless, and unsure of if it's trying to make more a point than simply to promote its impressive cast.

I would say don't watch it, but you've watched this before, and you'll watch it again, though in a theater and with a couple zeroes added on to the end of the budget. For a low-cost, easy to shoot film, the cast is impressive and the acting is fine, but for the hour and a half spent sitting at home waiting to be surprised, I felt let down.


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