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Freelancers -- 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 over him and he won't stop until justice has been truly served.
Freelancers -- 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.
Freelancers -- Clip: Taking Charge
Freelancers -- Clip: Joining the Club


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50 Cent and Robert De Niro starring in one movie...another sign of the coming apocalypse. See more (39 total) »


  (in credits order)

50 Cent ... Malo (as Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson)

Forest Whitaker ... LaRue

Robert De Niro ... Joe Sarcone

Malcolm Goodwin ... A.D.

Ryan O'Nan ... Lucas

Anabelle Acosta ... Cyn

Beau Garrett ... Joey

Michael McGrady ... Robert Jude

Matt Gerald ... Billy Morrison

Robert Wisdom ... Terrence Burke

Pedro Armendáriz Jr. ... Gabriel Baez

Roger Edwards ... Ricky

LaJessie Smith ... Young Malo (as La'Jessie Janoard Smith)
Dominique DuVernay ... Latin Girl

Cassie Shea Watson ... Karlin

Vinnie Jones ... Sully

Javier Carrasquillo ... Uptown Felix

Andre Royo ... Daniel Maldonado

Dana Delany ... Lydia Vecchio

Raeden Greer ... White Girl
Craig Leydecker ... Flashback officer

Jeff Chase ... Angie

Danny A. Abeckaser ... Louie

Douglas M. Griffin ... Harrison

Ambyr Childers ... Elaine Morrison
Hilary Cruz ... Sexy Girl

Amin Joseph ... Shady Guy #2

Shantel Jackson ... Tanisha
Phil Laak ... Undercover Detective #1
Antonio Esfandiari ... Undercover Detective #2

Jesse Pruett ... Mercer Bartender
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

John L. Armijo ... Bodyguard (uncredited)

Candice Michele Barley ... Bartender (uncredited)

Kevin Beard ... Silhouette Man #1 (uncredited)

Grant Case ... Off-Duty Cop (uncredited)
Felder Charbonnet ... Arresting officer (uncredited)
Nic Christie ... Degenerate Gambler (uncredited)

Julie Ann Doan ... Cemetery Visitor (uncredited)

Dacia Fernandez ... AD's girl (uncredited)
Lily Virginia Filson ... Dancer (uncredited)

Oscar Gale ... Baez Bodyguard (uncredited)
Emily D. Haley ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Gene Kevin Hames Jr. ... Gentlemen #1 (uncredited)
Amyrh Harris ... (uncredited)
Jacquelyn Twodat Jackson ... Bar patron (uncredited)
Shadoe Knight ... Bartender (uncredited)
Laci Lambert ... Party Girl (uncredited)
Grace LaRocca ... LaRue's Hooker (uncredited)

Sam Medina ... Body Guard #2 (uncredited)
Shafer Mendoza ... Waiter (uncredited)

Starlette Miariaunii ... Cluber (uncredited)

Brian Oerly ... Supporting (uncredited)
Kierrah Roberson ... Party Girl (uncredited)

Met Salih ... Sarcone's Stripper (uncredited)
Adam Sibley ... Policeman Klein (uncredited)
Samantha Sitzman ... Dancer (uncredited)
Michelle Torres ... Party Girl (uncredited)
Mark Tubre ... Tow truck driver (uncredited)
Olga Valentina ... Alina (uncredited)

Douglas Wilcox II ... Undercover Dirty Cop (uncredited)
Elizabeth Rose Young ... Cadet Graduate (uncredited)

Directed by
Jessy Terrero 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
L. Philippe Casseus 

Produced by
50 Cent .... producer
Brandt Andersen .... executive producer
Gordon Bijelonic .... executive producer
Ryan S. Black .... associate producer
Martin Blencowe .... executive producer
Michael Blencowe .... executive producer
Barry Brooker .... executive producer
Mark Canton .... executive producer
Remington Chase .... executive producer
Michael Corso .... executive producer
Randall Emmett .... producer
Sefton Fincham .... co-producer
Ted Fox .... executive producer
George Furla .... producer
Gus Furla .... co-producer
James Gibb .... executive producer
Brett Granstaff .... co-executive producer
Brandon Grimes .... co-producer
Anthony Gudas .... executive producer
Richard Jackson .... executive producer
Fredrik Malmberg .... executive producer
Stepan Martirosyan .... executive producer
Vance Owen .... co-executive producer
Jeff Rice .... executive producer
Scott Robinson .... supervising producer
Iiro Seppänen .... executive producer
William B. Steakley .... line producer
Daniel Wagner .... executive producer
Stan Wertlieb .... executive producer
Feng Yang .... executive producer
Original Music by
Reg B 
Cinematography by
Igor Martinovic 
Film Editing by
Sean Albertson 
Sara Mineo 
Kirk M. Morri 
Casting by
Danielle Aufiero 
Barbara Fiorentino 
Production Design by
Philip Toolin 
Art Direction by
Christina Eunji Kim 
Set Decoration by
Monique Champagne 
Costume Design by
Mia Maddox 
Makeup Department
Karri Farris .... key makeup artist
Marcos Gonzales .... key hair stylist
Robin Mathews .... makeup department head
Jami Ross .... assistant makeup artist
Carla White .... makeup artist: Robert De Niro
Andrea Young .... hair stylist
Production Management
Beau J. Genot .... post-production supervisor
Tracey Landon .... unit production manager
Michael J. Urann .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brendon Breese .... second second assistant director
Dan Lazarovits .... first assistant director
Tommy Martin .... second assistant director (as Tom Martin)
Art Department
Cecile Aymami .... key scenic
Aaron Becker .... main title design
Christy C. Beshears .... art department intern
Scott C. Bivona .... lead greensman
Durado D. Brooks Jr. .... on set dresser
Laura Clifton Byrne .... art department intern
Paulo DeFreitas Jr. .... storyboard artist
Jude Erny .... scenic artist
Camile Kelsey .... scenic painter
Michael F. LeBlanc Jr. .... leadman
Kimberly Murphy .... buyer
Jared Pendergrass .... assistant property master
Maria Senger .... art department coordinator
Bert Smith .... property master
Kelly C. Smith .... scenic
Maynard Smith .... set dresser
Durel Yates .... leadman
Sound Department
Jimmy 'Coach' Armstrong .... boom operator
David Barber .... sound re-recording mixer
David Barber .... supervising sound editor
Sean Gray .... sound designer
Sean Gray .... sound effects editor
David Kitchens .... sound supervisor
Rich Macar .... commentary re-recordist
Jamey Osborne .... utility sound
Richard Schexnayder .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Donnie Dean .... special effects coordinator
Jonathan Dunn .... special effects technician
Matt Kutcher .... special effects supervisor
Monica Reilly .... special effects technician
Robert G. Willard .... pyrotechnician
Visual Effects by
Damian Drago .... lead visual effects artist
Keely Grigel .... data manager
Henry Hoyos .... visual effects artist
Stanton Barrett .... stunts
Hunter Baxley .... stunt performer
Kevin Beard .... stunts
John Bernecker .... assistant stunt rigger
Scheryl W Brown .... stunt performer
Chris Bryant .... stunt double
Felder Charbonnet .... precision driver
Roger Edwards .... stunts
Jeff Galpin .... stunt performer
Raion Hill .... stunt double: 50 cent
Ben Jensen .... key stunt rigger
Holly O'Quin .... stunt performer
Larnell Stovall .... stunt performer
William Washington .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Baird .... first assistant: b camera
Robyn A. Cole .... camera production assistant
Larry Cottrill .... best boy electric
Nicholas Davidoff .... camera operator: "b" camera
Nicholas Davidoff .... steadicam operator
Frits De Jong .... chief lighting technician: lighting director
Steve Dietl .... still photographer
Stephen Early .... key second assistant camera
Willie Estrada .... first assistant camera
McKay Johnson .... digital imaging technician
Christopher Meydrich .... lamp operator
Jonathan Morrill .... best boy electric
Chris Moten .... grip
Mike Nami Jr. .... best boy: grip
Mel Perdikis .... grip
Derek A. Schwebel .... video assist
Rick Secosky .... grip
Zachary Sieffert .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Tiffani L. Stephenson .... second assistant camera
Jeffery J. Tufano .... camera operator: "a" camera
Darren Ursin .... grip
Travis Williams .... grip
Casting Department
Jay DeFelice .... extras casting
Ryan Glorioso .... location casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kasey C. Bazil .... key costumer
Antoinetta Hairston .... set costumer
Lisa Magee .... costume intern (as Lisa m Magee)
Alison Parker .... costume supervisor
Megan Richardson .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Michael Eaves .... digital intermediate colorist
David B. Hall .... dailies coordinator
Kyle Dean Jackson .... digital intermediate producer
Taylor Mahony .... digital intermediate editor
Philip Mangano .... assistant editor
Kurt Nishimura .... assistant editor
Alan Pao .... digital intermediate producer
Sebastian Perez-Burchard .... digital intermediate editor
Music Department
Steve Benton .... composer: additional music
Mike Burns .... music supervisor
Stanley Clarke .... composer: additional music
Joe Conte .... composer: additional music
Jonathan Hakakian .... music scoring engineer
Jonathan Hakakian .... music scoring mixer
Laura Katz .... music clearance and licensing
Snatch Magnet .... composer: additional music
Andy Ross .... musical director
Josh Weekley .... composer: additional music (as Josh Weekly)
Brian 'Excel Beats' Whittaker .... composer: additional music (as Excel Beats)
Transportation Department
Christie Chaplin .... driver
Donald Dibartolo .... transportation captain
Scott Fahrendorf .... driver: mr. de niro
Danny Mortenson .... transportation coordinator
Kandace Mortenson .... dispatcher
John H. Stephens .... production van driver
Doug Wilson .... picture car coordinator
Vevi Wilson .... driver: cast
Other crew
Robert Abramoff .... production legal
Andrew Todd Anderson .... location manager
Jax Baker .... assistant production coordinator
Rebecca Barone .... office production assistant
Roy Barrios .... set medic
Steve Berman .... completion bond
Mike Burns .... epk producer
David Bush .... additional set production assistant
David Bush .... location assistant
Andrew Cavaness .... location assistant
Mona Coulter .... travel agent
Grant Cramer .... production executive: Envision Entertainment
Chelsea Donison .... basecamp production assistant
Meg Dudley .... assistant to Mr. De Niro
Danielle Fischer .... payroll
Charlie French .... locations
Jeff Galpin .... dog trainer
Will Greenfield .... production supervisor
P.J. Haines .... chef
Paul Hammond .... commentary
Harrison Huffman .... key office production assistant
Frank Kerner .... office intern
Ashlee Kilchrist .... production assistant
Daniel Kuzila .... production assistant
Brandi Lamarque .... accounting clerk
Jerry Lambert .... key production accountant (as Jerrold W. Lambert)
Yvette LaPlace .... location manager
Hai Le .... office intern
Julie Lopinto .... first assistant accountant
Andy Luce .... production assistant
Kathleen Lynch .... key craft service
Callie Martin .... production assistant
Anne Mendez .... craft service assistant
Patrick Mizell .... location scout/assistant
Tanner Morrison .... production assistant
Phillip Noorani .... assistant to producer
Holly O'Quin .... set medic
Erica Olivarez .... director assistant
Jay Osterman .... assistant to producer (as Jay William Osterman)
Sandy Parker .... script supervisor
Kristin Peterman .... production assistant
Daniel Rbibo .... insurance services
Rick Rosenthal .... production counsel
Gregory Santoro .... production assistant
Courtney Schade .... commentary coordinator
Timothy C. Sullivan .... assistant to producer
Raymond D. Sweet .... production assistant
Jeremy Waterbury .... production secretary
Kenneth Yu .... office production assistant
Travis Hedges Williams .... stand-in (uncredited)
Xavier Collin .... thanks
Daniel Sol .... special thanks

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Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, drug use, violence and pervasive language
96 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
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After brief bookings in New York and Los Angeles on August 10, 2012, the film went quickly to video on August 21.See more »
[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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32 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
50 Cent and Robert De Niro starring in one movie...another sign of the coming apocalypse., 16 August 2012
Author: Boba_Fett1138 from Groningen, The Netherlands

In all fairness and truth, I was quite liking the movie at first. By all means this should had been one that would had been bad to watch from start to finish and one that I should have hated watching, since it stars Oscar winning actors Robert De Niro and Forest Whitaker opposite 50 Cent and Vinnie Jones. All alarm bells should go off when you hear this, especially when you learn that 50 Cent is playing the lead role. But in fact, the movie isn't being all that bad to watch and its first half especially makes this a decent enough, little, genre movie.

The first half of the movie is basically one about rookie training, in which rookie cops, one of them played by 50 Cent, get teamed up with an older and more experienced cop, who starts learning them the tricks and ropes. It all sounds very familiar, I know but it does work out interesting and entertaining enough and I was ready to really start liking this movie.

But then its horrible second half came along. Half way through it suddenly becomes a far more standard crime movie and not a very good one I'm sad to say. About half way through, exactly, there is a certain scene in the movie after which the movie starts to take a turn for the worse. The scene in itself already is being something ridicules and out of tone for this movie but everything that follows after that is about just as bad and silly. Suddenly 50 Cent and friends become hardcore crime fighters, trying to solve a case, which also involves dirty cops, while before that they were being naive and timid young cops, afraid of their superiors. It doesn't quite click all and the second half almost entirely ruined the movie for me.

It might seem strange to you, seeing 50 Cent playing a cop in this but it in fact is not a movie that glorifies the police corps at all. On the contrary really, since the cops are the biggest bad guys in this, who also form the biggest danger, do most of the drugs and have sex with prostitutes, whenever given the opportunity, all while being on duty. No, I don't think the makers of this movie have a lot of love for the police man and woman out there and 50 Cent also quickly finds an excuse in this movie to take off his uniform. It's a bit too over-the-top all at times, which obviously doesn't make this the most convincing and realistic genre movie out there.

I have always thought that 50 Cent is an horrible actor. He's even terrible in his own music videos! Now, I'm not talking about him as a performer of course but he, out of all rappers, always seemed to be the most unlikely one to ever have a decent acting career some day. Guess movies like this won't really help his acting career forward, since he also really isn't being all that impressive in this. He especially has some real difficulties in the scenes in which his character was supposed to show his emotions. And watching him sitting across Robert De Niro, having dialog with him, feels just wrong! They are not remotely in the same league and I was also quite surprised to see the likes of De Niro and Whitaker in this.

It's definitely not the worst movie you'll ever see but it's not one to get very excited about either.


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