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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.

Director:

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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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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Trivia

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

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 »

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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Hum Diggy
Written and Produced by Marcus Brown & Adam Schiff @ Machine Head
Mixed by Jake Davies
Vocals by Marcus Brown & Karissa Noel
Published by Brevity Music, Inc. (BMI)
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strong at the beginning, weak at the end
3 December 2005 | by mark_wypSee all my reviews

Edison starts out as a good,solid action thriller. The story builds up pretty nice, even Justin Timberlake surprises with his acting. But as the movie move's on it turns into a normal average action flick, flamethrowers included. A pity when you consider the star packed cast(Kevin spacey, Morgan freeman, ll cool j). The violence is hard and real, especially when the journalist and his girlfriend are being beat up. But turns overdone at the end of the movie, with big shootouts and trunks full of army stock. overall i've came to this conclusion, Edison: an average movie that could be so much more.... i give it 5 out of 10.... m.w.


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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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