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Kern County Deputy Sheriff Joe Deacon is sent to Los Angeles for what should have been a quick evidence-gathering assignment. Instead, he becomes embroiled in the search for a serial killer who is terrorizing the city.

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John Lee Hancock
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Denzel Washington ... Joe 'Deke' Deacon
Rami Malek ... Jim Baxter
Jared Leto ... Albert Sparma
Chris Bauer ... Detective Sal Rizoli
Michael Hyatt ... Flo Dunigan
Terry Kinney ... LASD Captain Carl Farris
Natalie Morales ... Detective Jamie Estrada
Isabel Arraiza ... Ana Baxter
Joris Jarsky ... Detective Sergeant Rogers
Glenn Morshower ... Captain Henry Davis
Sofia Vassilieva ... Tina Salvatore
Jason James Richter ... Detective Williams
John Harlan Kim ... Officer Henderson
Frederick Koehler ... Stan Peters
Judith Scott ... Marsha
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Storyline

Deke (Denzel Washington), a burnt-out Kern County, CA deputy sheriff teams up with Baxter (Rami Malek), a crack LASD detective, to nab a serial killer. Deke's nose for the "little things" proves eerily accurate, but his willingness to circumvent the rules embroils Baxter in a soul-shattering dilemma. Meanwhile, Deke must wrestle with a dark secret from his past. Written by cochiseledoux

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Taglines:

Some things never let us go.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violent/disturbing images, language and full nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, and Danny DeVito were all originally attached to direct this at separate points. See more »

Goofs

The position and quantity of black garbage bags used to "Move" Albert Sparma keep changing in the back of Deke's GMC truck. See more »

Quotes

Joe 'Deke' Deacon: It's the little things that are important, Jimmy. It's the little things that get you caught.
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Love (Can Make You Happy)
Written by Jack Sigler
Performed by Mercy
Courtesy of Jamie Record Co.
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Watch for the great actors
7 February 2021 | by pirzadajSee all my reviews

There was no way I was going to skip this movie with the great actors in it. That being said, I could only give it a 6 because the story/script wasn't worth much more than that. The ending is not your classic ending, which would have been fine with a great story/script, but since it wasn't, the ending was underwhelming. Still though, I got some enjoyment out of the actors.


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Official Sites:

HBOMAX | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 2021 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Little Things See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,700,000, 31 January 2021

Gross USA:

$15,160,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,560,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Gran Via, Warner Bros. See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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