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Edison (2005)

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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David J. Burke

Writer:

David J. Burke
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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 ... 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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Taglines:

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Originally set for a U.S. theatrical release in 2005, the film was pushed back after poor test screenings. Ultimately the film was release direct-to-DVD in the domestic market, after remaining unreleased during a sustained time of uncertainty. See more »

Goofs

Pollack makes a Xerox copy in the archive: He folds back the file and puts it on the exposure glass. He leaves the top cover open, he keeps down the booklet by hand and he starts copying. At the next moment we can see the booklet unfolded and pressed down by the closed top cover. See more »

Quotes

[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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References Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Sinking Boat Jig
Written by Ross Garboushian (ASCAP)
Published by Engine Co 35 & Source In Sync Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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I thought it was good and I'm not a gushing JT fan
31 July 2006 | by robinyj69See all my reviews

First off, I'm not some Justin Timberlake fangirl obsessed with making him look good, in fact I'm not even a huge Justin fan, but I did like this movie.

I work at a video store and when I saw this movie with its huge cast that I'd never even heard of I had to see what it was about. I didn't find Justin's acting that bad, it was clearly the worst out of the group, but it's a pretty impressive group, with Cary Elwes and Dylan McDermott being two names that didn't even make the first credits list. The story is basic, a journalist uncovering corrupt cops, but I found it well done. L L Cool J's character was clearly conflicted, but I honestly didn't know what he would do in the end. Morgan Freeman is as always, the wise mentor figure he does so well, and as much as I love Kevin SPacey, he was kind of just there. HIs character didn't have a whole lot of substance, but it's Kevin Spacey, he can do no wrong.

Surprisingly I thought Dylan McDermott gave the best performance as a homicidal cop. Truly believable and really in character, he freaked me out a couple of times.

I was really expecting a lot of cheesiness to be honest. Horrible catchphrases, unjustified action sequences, stuff like that, but it was surprisingly well done and I didn't find any of that. Every shooting had a point, it wasn't clichéd, pretty solid really.

overall, amazing cast, decent story that kept me interested and just enough action to make me jump. I don't know why it didn't appear in theatres, it was better than some garbage I've seen on the big screen. I would say it's worth seeing.


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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 2005 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Edison Force See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,165,675
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Black and White (flashback scenes)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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