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Third World Cop (1999)

Loose cannon cop Capone returns to his home town of Kingston to join a group of officers fighting organised crime in the area. On his first day he uncovers gun smuggling operation that may ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Campbell ... Capone
Mark Danvers Mark Danvers ... Ratty
Carl Bradshaw Carl Bradshaw ... One Hand
Winston 'Bello' Bell Winston 'Bello' Bell ... Floyd (as Winston Bell)
Audrey Reid Audrey Reid ... Rita
Lenford Salmon Lenford Salmon ... Not Nice
Ninja Man Ninja Man ... Deportee (as Desmond 'Ninja Man' Ballentine)
Elephant Man Elephant Man ... Tek-9 (as O'Neil 'Elephant Man' Bryan)
Andrew 'Nittie Kutchie' Reid Andrew 'Nittie Kutchie' Reid ... Crime
Devon 'Angel Doolas' Douglas Devon 'Angel Doolas' Douglas ... Razor
Winsome Wilson Winsome Wilson ... Carla
Ronald 'Too Small' Small Ronald 'Too Small' Small ... Bodyguard
John Jones John Jones ... Superintendent Lewis
Kathy Owen ... TV Announcer
Natalie Thompson Natalie Thompson ... Port Antonio Superintendent


Loose cannon cop Capone returns to his home town of Kingston to join a group of officers fighting organised crime in the area. On his first day he uncovers gun smuggling operation that may be connected with lead criminal Oney. However his old crew, led by Ratty, also are involved leading Capone to a choice between his job and his old crew. Written by bob the moo

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Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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


Official Sites:

Palm Pictures





Release Date:

14 April 2000 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Kingston, Jamaica


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,465, 16 April 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$40,717, 3 September 2000
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At the time, the biggest grossing film in Jamaica ever. See more »


Capone: [Capone interrogating street dealer] And did he give you ganja?
Skinny: Yes sir... no sir!
Capone: "Yes sir, no sir?" - What a blodclot answer, boy!
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Scare Dem Train
Written by C. Anderson, A. Reid, D. Stewart, O. Brian, P. Jackson, Lowell 'Sly' Dunbar (as L. Dunbar),
S. Marsden, Robbie Shakespeare (as R. Shakespeare)
Performed by Scare Dem Crew featuring Shereen
Scare Dem Crew appears courtesy of TVT Records
Courtesy of Palm Pictures, LLC
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Great idea let down by the low budget
20 April 2018 | by trevorwombleSee all my reviews

There is a strong hint of Michael Mann's 'Heat' (1995) to the story here of a successful cop who is asked to take down his childhood friend who has turned to crime.

I found the film to be a very interesting concept and the unusual locations provide a lot of colour and insight into Jamaican society. One of the first films I am aware of made on the then fledgling digital video, the film has none of the gloss associated with the likes of Heat or any of the big Hollywood studios, this is low budget film making at it's most raw. It's fly on the wall approach is a curious mixture of daytime soap opera and guerrilla film making, coming across in the manner of say, The French Connection.

The amateurish acting and low, low budget coupled with the on location filming provide an honest if flawed film. It's not badly directed either but the production values sometimes betray the gripping storyline. The characters themselves are quite credible and some credit must go to the director for making a half decent film under very obvious budgetary constraints. Also the dialogue is a bit hard to understand at times too due to the accents involved and all the slang terminology.

This films falls just short of being a genuinely great or cult film because of these flaws, which is a shame because at it's heart is a great storyline. It almost comes over as a good student film that should be remade, with a decent budget to iron out it's flaws Then it would have got the audience it deserved.

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