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Brooklyn's Finest (2009)

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Three unconnected Brooklyn cops wind up at the same deadly location after enduring vastly different career paths.

Director:

Antoine Fuqua
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Gere ... Eddie
Don Cheadle ... Tango
Ethan Hawke ... Sal
Wesley Snipes ... Caz
Will Patton ... Lt. Bill Hobarts
Lili Taylor ... Angela
Michael Kenneth Williams ... Red
Brían F. O'Byrne ... Ronny Rosario
Shannon Kane ... Chantel
Ellen Barkin ... Agent Smith
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Carlo
Wass Stevens ... Det. Patrick Leary
Armando Riesco ... Det. George Montress
Wade Allain-Marcus ... C-Rayz (as Wade Allain Marcus)
Logan Marshall-Green ... Melvin Panton (as Logan Marshall Green)
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Storyline

In Brooklyn, amid drug deals, violence, casual racism, poverty, housing projects, and corrupt cops, we follow three officers: Tango, African-American, working undercover, believing he's earned a promotion to a desk job but told he has to set up the bust of an ex-con who saved his life; Sal, who'll commit murder to get cash; and, Eddie, the precinct's oldest beat cop, a week to go before retirement, assigned to mentor an earnest rookie. Can this end well for any of the three? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Three officers, one bloody night. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence throughout, strong sexuality, nudity, drug content and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Antoine Fuqua wasn't keen on making another cop movie after Training Day (2001) but one read of the screenplay soon convinced him otherwise. See more »

Goofs

When Eddie is driving through town with his new partner you see the indicator flashing, as if he is using his right indicator all the time. See more »

Quotes

Caz: Fuckin' freedom ain't free.
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Connections

Features Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

NYDP
Written by DJ Green Lantern (as James D'Agostino), M. One (as Levonne Alford), Stic Man (as Clayton Gavin) and Johnny Polygon (as John Armour)
Performed by DJ Green Lantern (as The Evil Genius DJ Green Lantern) and Dead Prez, featuring Johnny Polygon
Produced by DJ Green Lantern (as The Evil Genius DJ Green Lantern) for Future Green Entertainment Inc.
Courtesy of Invasion Music Group LLC
Dead Prez appear courtesy of Boss Up, Inc.
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a respectable piece of work but unfortunately we've seen it all before
10 August 2010 | by Special-K88See all my reviews

Gritty, profane, and extremely violent thriller centering around three disparate New York cops: a cynical twenty-year veteran playing out his final days until retirement while struggling to keep his sanity (Gere); a conflicted undercover torn between his commitment to the job and his loyalty to the streets (Cheadle); a desperate family man who has his morale put to the test while trying to provide a stable home for his wife and kids (Hawke); director Fuqua's attempt at a police morality tale is well-crafted, strongly acted, and sure to grab your attention with intense, in-your-face violent action, but it doesn't offer enough new insight to transcend the familiar, seen-it-all-before limitations of this genre. Hawke (reteaming with his Training Day director) stands out with an unexpectedly edgy performance. The violence—while expected for a film of this genre—is still tough to stomach at times. **½


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brooklyn's Finest See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,350,299, 7 March 2010

Gross USA:

$27,163,593

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$45,719,985
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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