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Dirty (2005)

R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 2005 (Portugal)
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Two gangbangers-turned-cops try and cover up a scandal within the LAPD.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Gangster #1
... Officer Armando Sancho
... Tatiana
... Captain Spain
Roberto 'Lil Rob' Flores ... Gangster #4 (as Robert Flores)
... Rita
... Gangster #3
... Officer Rodriguez
... Salim Adel
... Daddy
... Brax
... Lieutenant
... Baine
... Ronnie
... Wallace
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In a Los Angeles dominated by violent gangs and a corrupt LAPD Precinct, the dirty Officer Armando Sancho is haunted by his guilty since an innocent old man was accidentally killed in an operation with his also dirty partner Salim Adel. The Internal Affairs is pressing Sancho, who feels split between the loyalty to his mates and his conscience, and he has to make a statement at 6:00 PM. When his superiors Captain Spain and his Lieutenant assign the two cops for an operation dealing drugs apprehended by the police and stored as evidence with a powerful drug dealer, Sancho feels that something is wrong and they have been framed. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, some sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,638, 29 January 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$271,078, 5 March 2006
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The roulette scene is reminiscent of the movie 187 in which Clifton Gonzalez starred. See more »

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Officer Salim Adel: I hate white people.
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References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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Black Presence (Prelude)
Written by Brown/ Velde
Performed by Bluebird
Courtesy of Bluebird
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Crackin' performance from Clifton Collins Jr., excellent compliment to films like Training day
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A really strong performance from Clifton Collins Jr, combined with an excellent bad cop come good cop story from Chris Fisher and Gil Reavill with excellent acting from Cuba and Clifton, really great chemistry between them both, really solid acting made this film a knock-out, a really good compliment to films like training day. I would highly recommend this film if you enjoyed training day like me. Some great camera angles with the action scenes contributed towards some great tension and atmosphere, very enjoyable with some great faces like Wyclef Jean, Cole Hauser, Tory Kittles, Khleo Thomas, and Keith David to top it off. Rent it or buy it now! top marks. I hope cuba Forgets films like snowdogs, and continues with films like this and End Game, easily his best film since boyz n the hood.


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