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A robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.

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Eldon Perry
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Bobby Keough
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Beth Williamson
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Jack Van Meter
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Arthur Holland
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Darryl Orchard
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Gary Sidwell
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James Barcomb
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Sally Perry
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Janelle Holland
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Henry Kim
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Eldon Perry III (as Chapman Russell Way)
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Deena Schultz
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Suspect
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Rico
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Peltz
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Sapin
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Lefty
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Maniac
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Lucky 7 Bouncer
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Lucky 7 Bartender
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Lucky 7 Dancer
Wayne King Sr. ...
Mr. Lewis (as Wayne A. King Sr.)
Cheryl Reeves ...
Nurse
Peter Weireter ...
SWAT Sergeant
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Interrogation Officer
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Frank
Victor Prince II ...
Metro Cop
David Doty ...
Judge Russo
Ted Marcoux ...
J.R.
John Fadule ...
Shooting Board Officer
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Sgt. Jakes
Heather Hutchins ...
Stenographer
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Officer Charlie (as Gregg Miller)
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Pastor Dennis
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Church Choir Singer
Dorian Holley ...
Church Choir Singer
Monalisa Young ...
Church Choir Singer
Kudisan Kai ...
Church Choir Singer
Julius Rizzotti ...
New Lieutenant
Jordy Oakland ...
Waitress Tina
Michael Bentt ...
Officer Clay (as Michael A. Bentt)
Giovanni Antonio Guichard ...
Rastas
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Police Dispatcher
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Helicopter Reporter (as Robert Tur)
Eric Spillman ...
Newscaster
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Theodore Briseno ...
Himself - LAPD Officer at Arrest of Rodney King (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Alan Davidson ...
Leon (uncredited)
Reginald Denny ...
Himself - Truck Driver Assaulted During LA Riots (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself - Impaired Driver Bashed by LAPD Officers (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Sean King ...
Promoted Lieutenant (uncredited)
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Himself - LAPD Officer at Arrest of Rodney King (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Lucky Seven Bartender (uncredited)
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Police Officer (uncredited)
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Swat Commander (uncredited)
Laurence Powell ...
Himself - LAPD Officer Bashing Rodney King (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Spy (uncredited)
Daniel Browning Smith ...
Dead Guy in Freezer (uncredited)
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Dead Call Girl (uncredited)
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Internal Affairs Detective (uncredited)
Timothy Wind ...
Himself - LAPD Officer Bashing Rodney King (uncredited) (archiveFootage)

Directed by

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Ron Shelton

Written by

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James Ellroy ... (story)
 
David Ayer ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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David Blocker ... producer
Moritz Borman ... executive producer
Caldecot Chubb ... producer
Sean Daniel ... producer
Guy East ... executive producer
James Jacks ... producer
Nigel Sinclair ... executive producer

Music by

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Terence Blanchard

Cinematography by

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Barry Peterson

Film Editing by

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Patrick Flannery
Paul Seydor

Editorial Department

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Patrick Flannery ... additional editor
Hipolito Paul Martinez ... apprentice editor (as Hipolito Martinez)
Dan Muscarella ... color timer
Clay Rawlins ... assistant editor
Charlotte Spencer ... assistant editor
Paul Tanzillo Jr. ... negative cutter (as Paul Tanzillo)

Casting By

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Francine Maisler

Production Design by

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J. Dennis Washington

Art Direction by

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Thomas T. Taylor

Set Decoration by

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John Leimanis
David Smith

Costume Design by

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Kathryn Morrison

Makeup Department

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Romy Fleming ... key hair stylist (as Romy D. Fleming)
Melissa Forney ... key hair stylist
Dennis Liddiard ... makeup department head
Peter Montagna ... assistant makeup artist
Wynona Price ... makeup artist: Ving Rhames (as Wynona Y. Price)

Production Management

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Brad Arensman ... post-production supervisor
David Blocker ... unit production manager
Beth DePatie ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Hope Garrison ... second assistant director: additional photography / second second assistant director
Danny Green ... second assistant director
Eric Fox Hays ... first assistant director (as Eric Fox 'Purple' Hays) / first assistant director: additional photography (as Eric Fox 'Purple' Hays)
Cy Roscoe Strickland ... additional second assistant director
Chip Touhey ... additional second assistant director

Art Department

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Curtis Allen ... set dresser
Jenny DeArmitt ... art department assistant
Paul Detlefson ... set dresser
David E. Duncan ... storyboard artist
Ronnie Lombard ... set dresser
Dana McCall ... assistant property master / props assistant
Margo Newman ... art department coordinator (as Margo F. Newman)
Hope M. Parrish ... property master
Chris Revuelta ... labor foreman
David Ronan ... on-set dresser
Kevin Shanks ... set dresser
Jim Wardell ... lead man
Larry J. White II ... set dresser
Ronald L. Woodward ... set dresser
Kelly Berry ... assistant set decorator (uncredited)
Ruthie Briggs-Greenberg ... special artwork (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Bob Beher ... foley supervisor
Matthew C. Beville ... adr mixer
Gary Blufer ... additional sound effects recordist
Lance Brown ... sound designer / sound supervisor / supervising sound editor
Robert Carr ... sound recordist
Michael C. Casper ... re-recording mixer (as Michael Casper)
Tom Caton ... boom operator
Patrick Cicero ... first assistant sound editor
Robert Eber ... production sound mixer
John Michael Fanaris ... sound effects coordinator
Bruce Fortune ... sound designer / sound supervisor / supervising sound editor
Frank A. Fuller Jr. ... sound effects editor
Amy Hammer ... mix facility coordinator
Glenn Hoskinson ... sound effects editor
Chris Navarro ... adr recordist
Michael Payne ... sound effects editor
Andy Peach ... sound recordist
David Raymond ... second boom operator
Scott Reed ... head sound manager
Becky Sullivan ... adr editor
Mario A. Vitale ... apprentice sound editor
Jonathan Wales ... re-recording mixer
Donald L. Warner Jr. ... dialogue editor
Aaron D. Weisblatt ... dialogue editor
Martin Schloemer ... sound recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Jay Combs ... special effects technician (as J.T. Combs)
Larry Fioritto ... special effects coordinator
Wes Mattox ... special effects technician (as Wesley Mattox)
Virgil Sanchez ... special effects foreman / special effects technician
Doyle Smiley ... special effects technician
Tony Tortolano ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Johnathan R. Banta ... digital supervisor: Sassoon Film Design (as Johnathan Banta)
Chris Brown ... visual effects supervisor (as C.B.)
Anthony Longman ... CG artist
Tim Sassoon ... visual effects producer
Chie Toshi ... CG artist

Stunts

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Ben Hernandez Bray ... stunts (as Ben Bray)
Tony Brubaker ... stunts
Olivia Chang ... stunts
Darryl ... stunts
Jeffrey J. Dashnaw ... stunt coordinator (as Jeff Dashnaw)
Keith Splinter Davis ... stunt double (as Keith Davis) / stunts (as Keith Davis)
Brennan Dyson ... stunts
Jeremy Fitzgerald ... stunts
Conrade Gamble ... utility stunts
Claudette James ... stunt performer
Henry Kingi Jr. ... stunts
Robert Powell ... utility stunts
Darryl Reeves ... stunts
Ron Stein ... stunt cocoordinator
Mary Torres ... stunts
Gary Toy ... stunts
David Wald ... stunts
Bill Young ... precision driving coordinator
Marcus Young ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Dustin Ault ... grip
Michael Bauman ... gaffer
Mike Bonnaud ... assistant chief lighting technician
Thomas M. Dangcil ... electrician
Donald D. Davidson ... electrician
Jeffrey De La Rosa ... electrician
Dhamarata Dhiensuwana ... rigging key grip
Frank Endewardt ... electrician
Steven Frohardt ... rigging grip best boy
Kurt Grossi ... key grip
Steven A. Guerrero ... grip
Aundre Johnson ... videographer
Dan Kneece ... additional camera operator
Jesse Mather ... lighting technician
Jim McComas ... best boy electric: second unit
Charlie McIntyre ... rigging gaffer
Chris McNellis ... best boy grip
Skip Mobley ... film loader
Brad Peterman ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Tony Rivetti ... first assistant camera: "a"camera, additional photography
David D. Scott ... video assist operator
Alec Shepherd ... grip
Vich Thiensuwana ... rigging grip
Mark Vargo ... director of photography: additional photography

Casting Department

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Tina Kerr ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Toby Bronson ... costumer
John Patrick Doyle ... key set costumer
Susan Saldutti ... set costumer

Location Management

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Michael J. Burmeister ... location manager
Ivo Deranja ... key assistant location manager: second unit
Roger D. Faires ... location assistant
Alex Kivlen ... key assistant location manager
Marc J. Ventimiglia ... location manager: second unit

Music Department

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Terence Blanchard ... orchestrator
Todd Bozung ... music editor
Robin Burgess ... music session coordinator
Erika Duffee ... music session assistant
John Finklea ... music editor: temp music
Edward Rogers ... music scoring assistant (as Ed Rogers)
Joel Sill ... executive music producer
Madeleine Smith ... music supervisor
Tomica Wright ... music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Moore Brian ... transportation co-captain (as Brian Joseph Moore)
Jim Chesney ... transportation coordinator
Scotty Goudreau ... base camp generator
Aundre Johnson ... driver: cast
Mark Valdez ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Gregory Barchie ... assistant production coordinator
Slade Barnett ... production assistant: Ron Shelton
Ericka Bryce ... production medic
Dorian Cirillo-Murray ... additional production assistant
J.J. Dalton ... production assistant
Scott Devine ... assistant: Caldecot Chubb
Marcel Donea ... production assistant
Ava DuVernay ... unit publicist
Jon E. Edwards ... production assistant
Manuel Figueroa ... production assistant
Rachel Flackett ... set production assistant
Amy Heidish ... assistant: Caldecot Chubb
Tami Hodges Gruneich ... set production assistant (as Tami Hodges-Malaniak)
Craig Hosking ... helicopter pilot
Patrick Ingram ... office production assistant
M. Evan Jensen ... helicopter ground coordinator
Bonnie Kolber ... assistant: Bordertown Pictures
Jeanine Lalone ... assistant: Cheryl Nelson
Michele Carmel Long ... production coordinator (as Michele A. Carmel)
Doug Marshall ... assistant: Ron Shelton
Karen Evette Martin ... production secretary
Shannon Mcdonald ... stand-in
Rob McEntegart ... executive vice president, business affairs: Intermedia Films
David Morisaki ... script researcher
India Neilan ... production assistant
Don Orlando ... production accountant
Chris Palmer ... assistant: Sean Daniel
James Pomichter ... stand-in: Kurt Russell
William Ramirez Jr. ... key craft service
Zena Shteysel ... second assistant accountant
Robert Souza ... consultant
Jim Swidarski ... payroll accountant
Tom Todoroff ... dialect coach: Brendan Gleeson
Sandra Tomita ... clearance / researcher
Andrew Chitko ... production assistant (uncredited)
George Holliday ... footage: Rodney King (uncredited)
Tom Todoroff ... acting consultant (uncredited)
Peter Weireter ... technical advisor (uncredited)

Thanks

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Dan Reardon ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Set in the Los Angeles Police Department in April 1992, Dark Blue is a dramatic thriller that takes place just days before the acquittal of four white officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King and the subsequent L.A. riots. In this racially-charged climate,the LAPD's elite Special Investigations Squad (SIS) is assigned a high-profile quadruple homicide. As they work the case, veteran detective Eldon Perry, known for his tough street tactics and fiery temper, tutors SIS rookie Bobby Keough in the grim realities of police intimidation and corruption. Meanwhile, Assistant Chief Holland, the only man in the department willing to stand up to the SIS, threatens to end Perry's brand of singlehanded "justice" on the Los Angeles streets. While navigating through the tumultuous neighborhoods of South Central L.A., Perry and Keough must track down cold-blooded killers and face their own demons, which prove to be more ruthless than the criminals they pursue. Written by Press kit

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Taglines Sworn to protect / Sworn to serve / Sworn to secrecy See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Plague Season (United States)
  • 4-29-92 (United States)
  • Dark Steel (Japan, English title)
  • Bleu sombre (Canada, French title)
  • Мръсно синьо (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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Runtime
  • 118 min
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Budget $15,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $3,880,688, 23 Feb 2003

Did You Know?

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Trivia James Ellroy declared that he had nothing to do with this film. David Ayer entirely re-wrote his script and only conserved the names of some characters. See more »
Goofs During the sex scene between the young detective and Beth, their underwear is showing under the covers. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Blue Code (2003). See more »
Soundtracks Neighborhood Sniper See more »
Quotes Det. Sgt. Eldon Perry Jr.: That's my daddy's gun... and the only reason this city's here is because they built it with bullets!
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