When Baton Rouge police detective Bud Carter busts contract killer Jesse Weiland, he convinces Jesse to become an informant and rat out the South's most powerful crime ring. So when the ... See full summary »
An undercover Detroit cop navigates a dangerous neighborhood that's surrounded by a containment wall with the help of an ex-con in order to bring down a crime lord and his plot to devastate the entire city.
Policemen Ali Sokhela and Brian Epkeen investigate the brutal murder of a young white woman, apparently provoked by the availability of a new illegal drug and somehow connected to the disappearance of black street children.
When Baton Rouge police detective Bud Carter busts contract killer Jesse Weiland, he convinces Jesse to become an informant and rat out the South's most powerful crime ring. So when the syndicate orders Carter's death and Weiland's ID'd as a snitch, the two team up to take down the mob and the crime boss who ordered the hit. Written by
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Reunites Tom Berenger and Willem Dafoe, who previously starred together in "Platoon" (1986) and "Born on the Fourth of July" (1989). See more »
When the cops conduct a raid on Jesse's house and Bud searches through the kitchen freezer, a box of frozen Pepperidge Farm Garlic flavored Texas Toast sits in the freezer door. Pepperidge Farm didn't introduce its Texas Toast line until the 1990's, despite the film taking place in 1983. See more »
South Louisiana in the 1980s was a different kind of time and place. Some called it lawless. But it wasn't. Others said we just got a certain way of doing things down here. But it ain't that either. Instead, I call it what it was. Hell with the lid off.
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Composed by Brian M. Disney, Ceasar 'MixedByMike' Perez
Performed By Brian M. Disney
Recorded / Mixed By Ceasar 'MixedByMike' Perez See more »
Seriously .... has Dafoe ever given a bad performance?
... and the answer of course is no.
Since he first burst on scenes playing (not joking) Jesus, he has never been less than mesmerizing.
(And his work in Shadow of the Vampire, 2000, never got the acclaim it deserved).
I mention that because cops and robber movies have been around since the silent films but the performances of Dafoe playing against Dillon (never better here, strong physicality, amazing he never played bad guys before) is the heart and soul of this picture, and it keeps you glued to the screen.
Interesting that they used a near-A lister like Amy Smart merely as eye candy, with almost no dialogue. Not that she was less than fetching, but it was an odd bit of casting.
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