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Code of Silence (1985)

R | | Action, Crime, Drama | 3 May 1985 (USA)
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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Taglines:

The toughest cop in the world.... just got tougher. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The picture utilized the talents of twenty-seven stuntmen as well as action star Chuck Norris according to show-business trade paper 'Variety'. See more »

Goofs

When Victor shoots Tony's thug on board, we can see the hole in Victor's right bottom window. But when Eddie enters the room after it, the hole disappears. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Cusack: When I want your opinion, I'll beat it out of you.
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Connections

Referenced in The Dark Side (1987) See more »

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Chuck Norris doesn't like silence. In particular the code of silence..
19 October 2016 | by Harry LagsSee all my reviews

Well, I certainly wasn't expecting this; Chuck Norris in a genuinely good film.This is one of the better ones though. There isn't much in the way of martial arts, but there's a great one man army style finale.

It's more of a cop thriller, which has a genuinely good story and a damn good cast to boot. You've got the legendary Denis Farina and Henry Silva, who can never, ever play a good guy; he just looks evil all the time.

I love stories about corrupt cops; there's something that really grabs you emotionally because you get so angry that even "heroes" can be corrupted. Not our Chuck though, who ends up alienating himself from the force because he wants to bring down one of his own.

Code of Silence is a gritty, old-school cop thriller kinda like Dirty Harry and it's one of Chuck's more serious roles and he is actually pretty damn good in it too. Its a little slow in the first half and isn't constant action, but it is really tense in places and doesn't skimp on the violence either.

I would have given it a higher score if there was more martial arts in the film. But overall, if you're a Chuck Norris fan then give Code of Silence a watch. It's definitely one of his better films. 8 out of 10


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