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Officer Down (2013)

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When a cop's crooked past comes back to get him, can he do the right thing, or will he succumb to the threats of his dangerous connections?

Director:

Brian A. Miller (as Brian A Miller)

Writer:

John Chase
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Dorff ... Detective David 'Cal' Callahan
Kaitlyn Black ... Olivia
Johnny Messner ... McCallister
Dominic Purcell ... Royce Walker
Stephen Lang ... Lieutenant Jake 'Lieu' LaRussa
David Boreanaz ... Detective Les Scanlon
Richard Brooks ... McAlister's Lawyer
Bree Michael Warner ... Brogen
James Woods ... Captain Verona
Brette Taylor ... A.D.A Loughlin
Bea Miller ... Lanie Callahan (as Beatrice Miller)
Elisabeth Röhm ... Alexandra Callahan
Tommy Flanagan ... Father Reddy
Zoran Radanovich ... Sergei Dronov / Ivan Zavalon
Jas Anderson ... Ellis Dracut
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In Bridgeport, Connecticut, Detective David 'Cal' Callahan is a family man, married to Alexandra with a teenage daughter, Lanie. Cal has an unscrupulous past, drug and alcohol addicted, and he was reborn when he was shot by a drug dealer and saved by a stranger. When a stranger meets Cal in a bar, he tells Cal that he was the one who saved him and gives the journal of his deceased daughter to Cal. He tells Cal that she committed suicide after she was beaten up and raped by Angel, a regular at the night-club where she danced, owned by the drug dealer Royce Walker. Cal investigates Angel and when he sees the man in his car in front of the school where Lanie studies, he believes that Angel is a pedophile and Cal decides to take action. But he finds that he is a marionette and someone is pulling the strings and watching him dance. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Once a bad cop, always a bad cop.

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for violence, language, nudity and drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 2013 (United Arab Emirates) See more »

Also Known As:

Acorralado (Officer Down) See more »

Filming Locations:

Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA See more »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$0, 18 January 2013

Gross USA:

$0, 18 January 2013
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Stephen Dorff both played lead villains in the Blade franchise. See more »

Goofs

When Callahan orders a bourbon neat, the bartender pours him a shot of Johnny Walker Black Label, which is scotch not bourbon. This happens twice in the movie. See more »

Connections

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

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Ahhrythmia
Written by Aaron Hendra
Performed by Kamaliya
Courtesy of Tanarm Music Publishing LLC
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Pull the Strings, Watch Them Dance
29 March 2014 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Bridgeport, Connecticut, Detective David 'Cal' Callahan (Stephen Dorff) is a family man, married with Alexandra (Elisabeth Röhm) with the teenage daughter Lanie (Beatrice Miller). Cal has an unscrupulous past, drug and alcohol addicted, and he has reborn when he was shot by a drug dealer and saved by a stranger.

When a stranger meets Cal in a bar, he tells that he was the one who saved him and gives the journal of his deceased daughter to Cal. He tells to Cal that she committed suicide after Angel (Walton Goggins), a regular of a night-club owned by the drug dealer Royce Walker (Dominic Purcell) where she danced, beaten up on her and raped her in the parking area. Cal investigates Angel and when he sees the man in his car in front of the school where Lanie studies, he believes that Angel is a pedophile and Cal decides to take an attitude. But he finds that he is a marionette and someone is pulling the strings and watching him dance.

"Officer Down" is a good police story with a non-linear screenplay developed like a puzzle with flashbacks and plot points that keeps the truth hidden until the conclusion. Detective David 'Cal' Callahan is tailored to Stephen Dorff that has good performance and James Woods is great as usual. The conclusion with the redemption of Cal is a little disappointing and unbelievable especially considering that Cal has a family to support and certainly mortgage to pay, and spending five years in prison does not seem to be a second chance in life. He could have accepted the report offered by Captain Verona and turned into a good cop. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Rastros de Violência" ("Violence Tracks")


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