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Code of Silence (1985)

A Chicago cop is caught in a middle of a gang war while his own comrades shun him because he wants to take an irresponsible cop down.

Director:

Andrew Davis

Writers:

Michael Butler (screenplay), Dennis Shryack (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chuck Norris ... Eddie Cusack
Henry Silva ... Luis Comacho
Bert Remsen ... Commander Kates
Mike Genovese ... Tony Luna
Nathan Davis ... Felix Scalese
Ralph Foody Ralph Foody ... Cragie
Allen Hamilton ... Pirelli
Ron Henriquez Ron Henriquez ... Victor Comacho
Joe Guzaldo Joe Guzaldo ... Nick Kopalas (as Joseph Guzaldo)
Molly Hagan ... Diana Luna
Ron Dean ... Brennan
Wilbert Bradley Wilbert Bradley ... Spider
Dennis Farina ... Dorato
Gene Barge ... Music
Mario Nieves Mario Nieves ... Pompas
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Storyline

Eddie Cusack is a Chicago police officer about to bust some members of the Comacho gang when the gang is shot up by a rival drug gang from the neighboring building, led by Tony Luna. Victor Comacho is the only survivor of the Comacho gang and his older brother, Luis, who is the leader of the gang, retaliates by killing Luna's family and kidnaps Luna's daughter, Diana. Cusack must face Tony Luna and Luis Comacho alone because nobody on the police force is willing to help him since he was the only cop who broke the code of silence by testifying against a fellow cop who killed an unarmed teenager, but Cusack is not really alone. A police robot called "Prowler" aides Cusack as he takes down the gangs. Written by Anonymous

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Eddie Cusack's a good cop having a very bad day. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dirty Harry IV: Code of Silence See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,512,461, 5 May 1985, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,345,261
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Astrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Actress Molly Hagan and actor Joe Guzaldo both received 'introducing' credits. See more »

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When Comacho's thugs chase Diana, the black van parked on the street changes position between shots - from right side of the street to left side, and again to right. See more »

Quotes

Luis Comacho: [Camacho and Cusack run into each other in a public building] One day, I would like to give you a gift of a Columbian necktie.
[his underlings laugh]
Luis Comacho: It's very special. You slit the throat, pull out the tongue and on you...
[laughs]
Luis Comacho: it would look beautiful.
Eddie Cusack: [smirking] Why don't you give it to me right now?
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18 October 2003 | by sol-kaySee all my reviews

*****SOME SPOILERS***** Eddie Cusack, Chuck Norris,is both though and honest. During an impending drug raid on the Comacho mob by Cusack's undercover crew their interrupted by the Luna mob who kill eight Comacho gang members.

Luis Camacho, Henry Silva, the head of the Comacho mob vowed revenge and a full scale gang war erupts in Chicago. During the police raid officer Cragie, Ralph Foody, shoots an innocent boy down in cold blood and then plants a gun on him to cover it up. In full sight of his startled partner officer Kopalas, Joe Guzaldo.

With most of her family murdered by the Comacho mob, Cusack rescues Diana Luna, Molly Hagan, and hides her with a friend of his Ed Pirelli, Allen Hamilton, until he can get her to the safety of the police. Meanwhile at the police hearing of the shooting of the boy by Cragie, Cusack testifies that he wrote a memo some time ago that Cragie should be taken off the streets. Cusack says "30 years on the streets is too much for anyone" plus he saw that Cragie was not only a threat to those that he dealt with but also to his fellow police officers.

The Comacho mob finds where Cusack hid Diana and after murdering Pirelli who was hiding her takes her hostage. Cusack going to the Comacho mob headquarters calls for backup but his fellow policemen let him go at it alone and don't come to his aid since he broke the "Code of Silence" in regards to taking against a fellow police officer. Cusack gets brutally beaten by the Comacho mob and is told that if he doesn't bring them Diana' father Tony Luna, Mike Genovese, she'll be dead by morning.

Cusack finding out that Tony Luna is arriving at the Chicago train station from Wisconsin where he was in hiding tries to arrest him. In a wild shootout and car chase Luna is killed in a car smash up as Cusack was chasing him through the city streets. With nothing left for him to negotiate for Diana's life and with his fellow policemen treating him as a leper an not coming to his aid Eddie Cusack is now left to take on the entire Comacho mob by himself. In a last and desperate attempt to save Diana's life.

Chuck Norris's best movie by far with more story and less action then Norris movies usually have. Few as they are the action scenes are far more effective and exciting when they come on the screen. Because of the much more superior writing they don't come off cheap and monotonous like they usually would in a Chuck Norris action movie.

With great heart stooping shoot-outs in the beginning and end of the movie and an exciting and terrifying chase on top of the Chicago El Train in the middle of the film makes "Code of Silence" with out a doubt Norris's best movie ever. Norris's acting has also improved when he's directed to talk more and fight less which director Andrew Davis allowed him to do.


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