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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 »

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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 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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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 »

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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 »

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Bud Carter: 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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Dirty Lies
Written by Beau Wignington
Performed by the Heavy Heavy Hearts
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Not Bad…Not Very Good…But Passable
10 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A Heavy Duty Cast of Crusty Hard-Asses make this Worth a Watch. The Film has some Intrigue and Attraction with its Nasty Criminal Underbelly and the Characters are Believably Bad. But what goes Wrong here is some Erratic Storytelling and a Final Shootout that is about as Common as Could Be.

Based on a True Story the Neo-Nazi Element is Only Touched on in a Few Throwaway Lines and Tattoos with a Flag off in the Corner as the Camera Passes by. The Turning of the Key Witness is also Awkward at Times and the Criminal Kingpin and His Lawyer/Lobbyists are never quite Fleshed Out to Satisfaction.

The Climactic Gun Blazing Confrontation is a Big Easy Letdown with Bad Guys and Good Good Guys just Showing Up and Dropping Dead. Overall an Unsatisfactory True Crime Entry that is Neither Awful or Very Good but Passable.


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