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Freelancers (2012)

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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.

Director:

Jessy Terrero
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Cast

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 Dominique DuVernay ... Latin Girl
Cassie Shea Watson ... Karlin
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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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Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 2013 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Un crimen inesperado See more »

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Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)
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DTS (as Datasat Digital Sound)| Dolby SR | Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Robert De Niro and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson appeared in Righteous Kill (2008) and Last Vegas (2013). See more »

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[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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Referenced in The Task: Pilot (2016) See more »

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Gettin Money
Performed by P2TheLA
Written by C. Grand
Produced by: P2TheLA
Published by Play 2 Fly (ASCAP)
(c) 2008 Amerikan Money
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Frelancers delivers a generic cop thriller
13 September 2012 | by rgblakeySee all my reviews

Without any real success or box office backing Curtis "50" Cent Jackson has still managed to churn out a film career, with most of in straight to video action films. This time though he has aligned himself with some big star power in the form of Robert DeNiro and Forest Whitaker, but is it enough to deliver that extra punch to step this cop thriller or will it just be another forgettable addition to the genre?

Freelancers follow a young cop who joins in with a group of rogue cops led by his father's ex-partner. When the truth about his father's death is revealed it pushes him to finally make sure justice is served. This isn't a bad movie, but it isn't anything different than every other cop movie that has come along over the years. Jackson does a decent job here, but just doesn't have the chops to really sell the emotional aspect of the character. He works well for the action, but as soon as he has to deliver some sort of emotion it just comes off non-existent. Whitaker and DeNiro both pretty much phone this one in, but thanks to their amazing talent still manage to deliver some interesting characters. The story is pretty straight forward, but wants to try and deliver twists and turns where it is pretty obvious as to where it is all headed. In addition there are some aspects of the story that just come off a bit unbelievable in the system. There's some decent action moments here but nothing that really stands out to help push this along.

Overall this is a pretty generic delivery into the cop thriller, but thanks to the star power behind it at least feels a bit bigger than the straight to video release it got. If you are a fan of this genre or any of those involved give it a try, just don't expect anything all that new or original.

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