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Dog Watch (1997)

A San Francisco, California detective (Sam Elliott) goes wild when he discovers his partner dead and the presumed culprit standing over him. After beating the man to death, he comes to his ... See full summary »

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John Langley

Writers:

Martin Zurla (story), Dan Lauria (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Elliott ... Charlie Falon
Esai Morales ... Murrow
Paul Sorvino ... Delgoti
Dan Lauria ... Halloway
Richard Gilliland ... Orlanser
Jessica Steen ... Janet
Mimi Craven ... Sally
Richard Zavaglia ... Wasserman
Robert Cicchini ... Mink
Perry Moore Perry Moore ... Jerome Johnson
Benjamin Brown ... L.A. Cop
Mike Burstyn ... Levinson
Eric Steinberg ... Bench
Keith MacKechnie ... Wally
Susan Barnes Susan Barnes ... Grace
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A San Francisco, California detective (Sam Elliott) goes wild when he discovers his partner dead and the presumed culprit standing over him. After beating the man to death, he comes to his senses and realizes that he has to get rid of the body of the beaten man. Dumping the man in the river, he returns to his partner's body and calls in the death. He is then given a new partner (Esai Morales) and is assigned to investigate the death of a man just pulled from the river causing all the expected problems. However, the investigation leads to police corruption and his own partner's involvement in drug running. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Sometimes trouble wears a badge.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence and language, and for some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 1997 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Dogwatch See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3 Full Frame
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Quotes

Charlie Falon: You have the right to remain silent - so shut the fuck up!
[to a criminal who just got handcuffed]
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Soundtracks

De Miei Bollenti Spiriti
From La Traviata
Written by Giuseppe Verdi
Musical arrangement by David Catalano (as Dave Catalano)
Vocals Performed by Jeffrey Weber
Recorded at Beach Street Music Ltd.
© All Rights Reserved Little Brown Dog Music (ASCAP)
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Suprisingly good but dark crime drama
5 February 2004 | by sonofsmogSee all my reviews

Sam Elliot is brilliant as a tough San Francisco Detective Charlie Fallon. When his partner is killed while meeting with an informant Fallon snaps, beats the informant to death, and dumps his body in a river. The next day Fallon is assigned a rookie partner, and given the task of investigating the informants murder. Sam Elliot does a good job of portraying a man who tortured by the guilt of his own murderous actions, and grief over the death of his partner who may have been involved in police corruption.


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