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Upon discovering a den of corrupt policemen, a fresh-faced journalist makes shaky allies in a jaded reporter and investigator for a powerful district attorney.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Morgan Freeman ... Ashford
Kevin Spacey ... Wallace
Justin Timberlake ... Pollack
LL Cool J ... Deed
Dylan McDermott ... Lazerov
John Heard ... Tilman
Cary Elwes ... Reigert
Roselyn Sanchez ... Maria
Damien Dante Wayans ... Isiaha
Garfield Wilson ... Rook
Marco Sanchez ... Reyes
Darryl Quon Darryl Quon ... Wu
Andrew Jackson ... Ives
Tim Perez ... Butler (as Tim Paul Perez)
Piper Perabo ... Willow
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Storyline

Josh Pollack, a naive and ambitious reporter, is convinced the F.R.A.T., an elite force within the Edison Police Department, is corrupted. Working on a homicide case, he begins to unearth evidence which suggests that the entire justice system is willingly turning a blind eye to the abuses of the this force. When his life and that of his girlfriend are threatened from his research, he join forces with his editor, a once-famous reporter, and a renown private detective to bring down the F.R.A.T. and every one behind it. Written by Ploy P.

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Corruption, Righteousness, Lawless, In this city, only the cops are above the law.


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Rated R for strong violence and language, and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 2005 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Edison Force See more »

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Budget:

$25,150,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Black and White (flashback scenes)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Sergeant Frances Lazerov is chasing one of the bank robbers in the beginning of the movie, he says "Come out, come out, wherever you are.", which is a line taken from The Third Man (1949) - originally spoken by Harry Lime (Orson Welles). See more »

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After Moses and Josh have been to see the DA there is a scene down a walkway where a female extra walks past in one shot and again when the angle is changed and then disappears for the third angle. See more »

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[first lines]
Deed: You're a big venue now. Global commerce, sports franchises, chit chat cafés. But you don't get it, because you don't see it. Life is not what you think it is. Because of guys like us, you can go on thinking it, 'til reality sets in. Reality's a motherfucker.
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Whatever Makes You Feel Good
Written and Produced by Marcus Brown & Adam Schiff @ Machine Head
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Hey... it wasn't THAT bad!
25 July 2006 | by greendevilrcSee all my reviews

Oh please... the worst movie ever?? Not even close. Any movie with Spacey and Freeman can't be all that bad. McDermott was actually pretty good. His 'bad boy cop' routine worked and LL Cool Jay was even OK as his partner. Nothing special but come on. Worst movie? You obviously don't see that many!

Bad cops vs cub reporter / aging veteran reporter. Not the most original story but there were enough action scenes to keep me interested and with the exception of Timberlake, the acting was good and the directing was quick and clean.

The worst part of the movie was Spaceys wig.


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