The son of a slain NYPD officer joins the force, where he falls in with his father's former partner and a team of rogue cops.


Jessy Terrero





Cast overview, first billed only:
50 Cent ... Malo (as Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson)
Forest Whitaker ... LaRue
Robert De Niro ... Joe Sarcone
Malcolm Goodwin ... A.D.
Ryan O'Nan ... Lucas
Anabelle Acosta ... Cyn
Beau Garrett ... Joey
Michael McGrady ... Robert Jude
Matt Gerald ... Billy Morrison
Robert Wisdom ... Terrence Burke
Pedro Armendáriz Jr. ... Gabriel Baez
Roger Edwards ... Ricky
LaJessie Smith ... Young Malo (as La'Jessie Janoard Smith)
Dominique DuVernay ... Latin Girl
Cassie Shea Watson ... Karlin


The son of a slain NYPD officer joins the force, where he falls in with his father's former partner and a team of rogue cops. His new boss, Sarcone, will see if he has what it takes to be rogue through many trials and tribulations of loyalty, trust and respect. When the truth about his father's death is revealed revenge takes him over and he won't stop until justice has been truly served. Written by Elizabeth Obermeier, Marketing Manager

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Action | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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After brief bookings in New York City and Los Angeles on August 10, 2012, the film went quickly to video on August 21. See more »


[first lines]
Bailif: The Queens Borough Court is now in session.
Judge: Jonus Maldonado, Lucas Ryan, A.D. Valvern. You're charged with criminal possession of narcotics. How do your defendants plead?
Lawyer: Due to mitigating circumstances, not guilty, your Honor. The defendants have no priors. We request bail.
Judge: Bail denied.
[gavel bang]
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Performed by Ben Franklin
Written by Saleem Asad & Ben Lakey
Produced and Arranged by Saleem Asad
Published by Spindella Music Publishing (BMI)
(c) 2011 RAG Music
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A true Frankenstein's Monster of a movie
15 September 2016 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

CROSSFIRE wasn't quite the dog of the film I was expecting but it's certainly no classic and it only barely gets there as an average and acceptable watch. There are two major problems with this production which drag it down and the first of those is lead actor Curtis Jackson, better known to the world as rapper 50 Cent. Jackson is no actor and is as wooden as they come, so watching him attempting to convey any emotion apart from the most basic happy/sad expression is a real chore and quite embarrassing in places.

The second problem is the familiarity of the material. CROSSFIRE feels like a Frankenstein's Monster of a movie, made up of bits and pieces from TRAINING DAY, RAMPART, STREET KINGS, and at least half a dozen others. Heck, Forest Whitaker is here and playing nearly EXACTLY the same role as he essayed in STREET KINGS. Despite these problems, CROSSFIRE is occasionally thrilling in places and there's a lot of involved material to fill up the running time. Robert De Niro is barely in it but at least he doesn't embarrass himself and there's a nice minor part for Dana Delany. While I enjoyed CROSSFIRE in places I do feel that with a better lead actor and story it could have been something truly great rather than just average.

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Release Date:

12 January 2013 (Japan) See more »

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Box Office


$11,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

DTS (as Datasat Digital Sound)| Dolby SR | Dolby Digital | Datasat



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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