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Sirens (1999)

A white woman relentlessly seeks justice against two racist policemen who accidentally killed her black ex-husband and had their department cover it up.

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John Sacret Young
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dana Delany ... Sally Rawlings
Keith Carradine ... Officer Dan Wexler
Justin Theroux ... Officer David Bontempo
Vondie Curtis-Hall ... Vincent Morgan
Brian Dennehy ... Lt. Denby
Richard Blackburn Richard Blackburn ... Sam Conrad
Jonathan Whittaker ... D.A.
Sabrina Grdevich ... Sheryl
Julie Khaner ... Fox Hills
Diego Fuentes Diego Fuentes ... Sylvio
Karen Glave ... Tyus
James Downing ... Waranaco
Matthew Bennett ... Roy Dancer
Shannon Barnett ... Red Headed Girl
Carole Mackereth Carole Mackereth ... Virginia
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Storyline

Sally Rawling is visiting her ex-husband Edward Morgan, a black man. While in his car they begin to make out, when a police car comes, they mistakenly assume that he is raping her so they act, an altercation ensues with Edward being killed. Sally tries to do what she can to bring the man who killed Edward, Officer Wexler to justice but it's her word against his and his partner. So, she does what she can. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, language and some violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Illégitime défense See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Quotes

Vincent Morgan: Here's to the American Dream, the woman in the gray flannel suit.
Sally Rawlings: No, here's to the self-confident, secure and sexy woman.
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References The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956) See more »

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Ugh, junk
8 November 2000 | by yojimbo999See all my reviews

Man, I've seen some bad movies with attemps at pretensions, but this one takes the cake. The premise is this: white wife attempts to avenge her black husband who was shot by a white cop after they're caugh getting jiggly with it in their car, parked under a bridge, in the dead of night. What's worst, when it looks like the cop is racist and obviously begins harassing them for no other reason than it's a white woman with a black man, the couple starts getting indignant and openly refuses the cop's most basic commands.

Look, I'm a minority, and I've been in more than one traffic stops, and I DO EVERYTHING the cops tell me, because I know they'll throw my ass in jail just for messing with them. But our power couple here (she's an exec and he's a professor) thinks they're special -- actually, the screenplay treats them as special (I don't know, maybe because they're a mixed couple? Who knows.) and flat out starts messing with an obviously racist cop. The husband gets shot. The wife goes out for vengeance. Whatever.

Good premise, but terrible execution. Screenplay is full of soap box speeches and moments. Go see SLAM or JUNGLE FEVER if you want actual portrayals of white-black relationships. This one is just beyond comprehension.


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