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When a cop's crooked past comes back to get him, can he do the right thing, or will he succumb to the threats of his dangerous connections?

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Ellis Dracut
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In Bridgeport, Connecticut, Detective David 'Cal' Callahan is a family man, married to Alexandra with a teenage daughter, Lanie. Cal has an unscrupulous past, drug and alcohol addicted, and he was reborn when he was shot by a drug dealer and saved by a stranger. When a stranger meets Cal in a bar, he tells Cal that he was the one who saved him and gives the journal of his deceased daughter to Cal. He tells Cal that she committed suicide after she was beaten up and raped by Angel, a regular at the night-club where she danced, owned by the drug dealer Royce Walker. Cal investigates Angel and when he sees the man in his car in front of the school where Lanie studies, he believes that Angel is a pedophile and Cal decides to take action. But he finds that he is a marionette and someone is pulling the strings and watching him dance. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Once a bad cop, always a bad cop.

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for violence, language, nudity and drug content | See all certifications »

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21 February 2013 (United Arab Emirates)  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,061 (USA) (18 January 2013)

Gross:

$1,184 (USA) (18 January 2013)
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Trivia

Stephen Dorff and James Woods previously appeared in In Love and War (1987), which was Dorff's first film role. See more »

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At the end after Dorff shoots Purcell, he tosses the sawed off shotgun to the side then stands up to walk towards Purcell. When he gets to the end of the bar he has the shotgun in his right hand again and tosses it to the ground. See more »

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Bad Machine
Written by Aaron Hendra
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Courtesy of Give Records Inc.
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A Dark Cop-Drama!
5 April 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Brian A Miller's 'Officer Down' is A Dark Cop-Drama. Its an impressive film, that delivers a gritty story convincingly along-with good performances.

'Officer Down' Synopsis: A corrupt, guilty police officer goes in search for redemption.

'Officer Down' is dark, gritty & violent. Its certainly not meant for the faint-hearted. Brian A Miller's Direction is focused. John Chase's Screenplay is convincing & the second-hour, in particular, has meaty sequences.

Performance-Wise: Stephen Dorff is remarkable in the lead role. Dominic Purcell is very good. AnnaLynne McCord is a complete natural. Walton Goggins is in decent form, while David Boreanaz & Stephen Lang are routine. James Woods is fantastic in a strong supporting role.

On the whole, 'Officer Down' deserves a watch.


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