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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Rock ... Detective Zeke Banks
Max Minghella ... Detective William Schenk
Samuel L. Jackson ... Marcus Banks
Marisol Nichols ... Captain Angie Garza
Dan Petronijevic ... Detective Marv 'Boz' Boswick (as Daniel Petronijevic)
Richard Zeppieri ... Detective Fitch
Patrick McManus ... Peter Dunleavy (as Patrick Mcmanus)
Ali Johnson ... Officer Jeannie Lewis
Zoie Palmer ... Kara Boswick
Dylan Roberts Dylan Roberts ... Sergeant Morgey
K.C. Collins ... Detective Drury
Edie Inksetter ... Detective Kraus
Nazneen Contractor ... Coroner Chada
Thomas Mitchell ... Detective O'Brien
Carvin Winans Carvin Winans ... Officer Paul


Working in the shadow of his father, an esteemed police veteran (Samuel L. Jackson), brash Detective Ezekiel "Zeke" Banks (Chris Rock) and his rookie partner (Max Minghella) take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city's gruesome past. Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery, Zeke finds himself at the center of the killer's morbid game. Written by Lionsgate

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sequences of grisly bloody violence and torture, pervasive language, some sexual references and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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With theatres across the world closed due to the outbreak of COVID-19, Lionsgate pushed back the release date from May 15, 2020 to May 21, 2021. On March 24, 2021, it was announced that the film would be released on May 14, 2021 instead. See more »


William Schenk states he tattooed his name on Boz's arm. This is impossible, a new tattoo would not heal on dead skin. It takes at least a week for a tattoo to heal after scabbing over. See more »


Det. Zeke Banks: That crew killed 4 people last week, and we got 'em. And we coulda gotten more of 'em if my cover wasn't blown.
Captain Angie Garza: Fuck your cover, Zeke! You are off on your own, as usual, no back up, nothing.
Det. Zeke Banks: No backup 'cause there's nobody on the force... I can fucking trust!
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You Ain't Hard
Performed by Young Nudy
Written by Quantavious T. Thomas, Ahmar Bailey, and Ozan Yidirim
Produced by Kid Hazel and OZ
Young Nudy appears courtesy of Young Nudy LLC/Same Plate/RCA Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment
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User Reviews

Pretty fair but not great.
17 May 2021 | by thatsgottahurt-1See all my reviews

I had high hopes for this as potentially a new beginning for the franchise. Unfortunately, poor writing and a lack of depth really let it down. The pacing was off and though Rock was ok, his lack of real acting chops showed. It's worth a look but don't expect anything special.

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Release Date:

14 May 2021 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Organ Donor See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,750,034, 16 May 2021

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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