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Rampart (2011)

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Set in 1999 Los Angeles, veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, works to take care of his family, and struggles for his own survival.

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Oren Moverman
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Woody Harrelson ... David Douglas Brown
Jon Bernthal ... Dan Morone
Stella Schnabel Stella Schnabel ... Jane
Jon Foster ... Michael Whittaker
Ben Foster ... General Terry
Ruben Garfias ... Pharmacy Security Guard
Deadlee ... Pharmacy Punk
Dominic Flores ... Latino Detective
Matt McTighe ... 30-Year-Old Cop
Cynthia Nixon ... Barbara
Anne Heche ... Catherine
Brie Larson ... Helen
Sammy Boyarsky Sammy Boyarsky ... Margaret
Billy Hough Billy Hough ... Piano Player
Audra McDonald ... Sarah
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Dave Brown is a Los Angeles police officer who works out of the Rampart Division. Dave is misogynistic, racist, brutally violent, egotistical and a womanizer, although he defends himself against many of these accusations as he says that his hate is equal opportunity. However unlawful, he uses intimidation and brutal force to defend his ideals. The most notorious of his actions is purportedly murdering a suspected serial date rapist, which is why he has been given the nickname "Date Rape Dave". He lives with two of his ex-wives - sisters Barbara and Catherine - in an effort to keep family together, namely his two daughters, Helen and Margaret, who each have a different sister as their mother. Dave still maintains a sexual relationship with both sisters - whenever the mood suits any of them - while he openly has other sexual relationships. His life is put under a microscope after he is caught on video brutally beating a person with who he got into an automobile crash. This situation is ... Written by Huggo

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The most corrupt cop you've ever seen on screen.

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Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Anne Heche was in Wag the Dog (1997) with Woody Harrelson and Cedar Rapids (2011) with Sigourney Weaver. See more »

Goofs

Dave Brown tells Kyle, who tailed him to a shrimp shack, that "all the Founding Fathers owned slaves." Not True. Second U.S. President John Adams owned a farm, but never owned slaves. See more »

Quotes

Dave Brown: Every shooting testimony contains inconsistencies. Otherwise you wouldn't have a job. No man whoever shoots and kills another man is entirely cogent in the moment. No plan survives contact with the enemy.
Joan Confrey: Did you learn that with the first man you killed?
Dave Brown: I learned that serving my country as a non-electric pop-up target in an often misunderstood crusade for liberty and justice, turned puppet-show for politicians, known as the Vietnam War.
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References Law & Order (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Parasito
Written by Paco Ayala (as Juan Francisco Ayala)
Performed by Molotov
Courtesy of Universal Music Latino
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Part "Dirty Harry" part "Training Day". Not a bad movie at all but nothing really original either. Worth seeing though. I say B+
18 April 2012 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"I was under attack, I went after the suspect. End of story." Dave Brown (Harrelson) is an LAPD officer that who does things his own way. After he is caught on tape brutally beating someone after they hit his car his career is in jeopardy. While trying to defend himself against the charge an old alleged crime of his comes back up. This is a really good movie. The big problem is that it is again nothing really original. He acts the way "Dirty Harry" acts but has the morals of Denzel Washington in "Training Day". The movie has an all-star cast and the acting is fantastic. Harrelson especially is great in this in a very layered performance. He covers everything in this role; brutality, being a smart-ass, father in a very dysfunctional family as well as womanizer. This is a great role for him and the movie is very much worth watching. Again, though the only problem is that it seems like this movie has been done to death. Overall, nothing new but still good. I recommend this. I give it a B+.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$60,446, 12 February 2012

Gross USA:

$972,512

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,567,905
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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