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Shot documentary-style, this film follows the daily grind of two young police officers in LA who are partners and friends, and what happens when they meet criminal forces greater than themselves.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Brian Taylor
... Mike Zavala
... Gabby
... Janet
... Van Hauser
... Sarge
... Orozco
Cle Sloan ... Mr. Tre
Jaime FitzSimons ... Captain Reese
... Davis
... Bonita
... Man Friend
Leequwid 'Devil' Wilkens ... CK
James 'Pistol' McNeal ... DJ
Zone ... Too Tall
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In South Central Los Angeles, street cops Brian and Mike are partners - balls-out cowboys patrolling the streets as Latino gangs are in a power struggle with Blacks. Brian and Mike get lucky a couple of times, making big drug and human-trafficking busts, so a Mexican cartel orders their deaths. We meet Mike's pregnant wife (whom he married out of high school) and watch Brian's search for a soul mate. There are internal squabbles within the ranks of the LAPD and lots of squad-car conversation. Can the lads escape the cartel's murderous reach? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for strong violence, some disturbing images, pervasive language including sexual references, and some drug use | See all certifications »

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21 September 2012 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,152,683, 23 September 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$41,003,371

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$53,041,274
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The word "fuck" is used 326 times, making this film seventh in the all-time profanity list. See more »

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On Taylor's uniform, he has a small USMC Eagle, Globe, Anchor pin on the corner of his left breast pocket. Throughout the movie, including connected scenes, it disappears and reappears. See more »

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[first lines]
Brian Taylor: I am the police, and I'm here to arrest you. You've broken the law. I did not write the law. I may even disagree with the law but I will enforce it. No matter how you plead, cajole, beg or attempt to stir my sympathies, nothing you do will stop me from placing you in a steel cage with gray bars. If you run away I will chase you. If you fight me I will fight back. If you shoot at me I will shoot back. By law I am unable to walk away. I am a consequence. I am the unpaid bill. I am ...
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This film is dedicated to the men and women of the law enforcement community who face danger daily on our behalf. It is especially dedicated to our fallen heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. This is for all that fight evil so we may not know it. God bless you all. See more »

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Featured in The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Mrs. Officer
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Performed by Lil' Wayne, featuring Bobby Valentino and Kidd Kidd
Tha Carter III (2008)
Written by Lil' Wayne, Robert Wilson, Darius Harrison, and Curtis Stewart
Published by Cash Money and Universal Motown
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Raw...Real & Gutsy
23 September 2012 | by See all my reviews

This was a real unique journey in drama. A mix of studio camera and innovative character cameras interwoven with the story. Casting brought two very strong actors together and their chemistry was right on target. The plot was simple but the ingredient that put this film over the top was realism and believability. Yes it is very raw and if I got a dollar for every "F-bomb" I could by a home in Malibu for sure. Realism is the main course and this film would not lose it's true identity. I found what really put this movie in the must see category is that ...One minute your laughing and the next you're crying. There are very few films that can achieve this element with this level of quality. This is, without a doubt, one of the very best films of the year.


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