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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?


(as Brian A Miller)







Cast overview, first billed only:
... Detective David 'Cal' Callahan
... Olivia
... McCallister
... Royce Walker
... Lieutenant Jake 'Lieu' LaRussa
... Detective Les Scanlon
... McAlister's Lawyer
... Brogen
... Captain Verona
... A.D.A Loughlin
... Lanie Callahan (as Beatrice Miller)
... Alexandra Callahan
... Father Reddy
... Sergei Dronov / Ivan Zavalon
Jas Anderson ... Ellis Dracut


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.


Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

21 February 2013 (United Arab Emirates)  »

Also Known As:

Acorralado (Officer Down)  »

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Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$0, 18 January 2013

Gross USA:

$0, 18 January 2013
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


James Woods and Stephen Lang also appeared in The Hard Way (1991). See more »


At the end after Dorff shoots Purcell, he tosses the sawed off shotgun to the side then stands up to walk towards Purcell. When he gets to the end of the bar he has the shotgun in his right hand again and tosses it to the ground. See more »


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


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Written by Aaron Hendra
Performed by Aaron Hendra
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Bad Cop Gone Good
3 February 2013 | by See all my reviews

Deep in Characters this is quite an Engaging, but Bleak and Cold, look at another Tortured Cop who seeks a Second Chance. It is a Rich Story-Line that Requires the Viewer to pay Attention with Twists and Turns and multiple Flashbacks.

It has a Crisp and Clear Look and the Performances are (except for the ever intense and intemperate Dorff) Stiff, but Credible. Police Cover-Ups and Stripper's Uncovered are Nothing New but this, based on a True Case, Fine at a Bad Cop Gone Good Story.

This Barely Released Movie is Worth a Watch for its Rich and Layered Production that Demands some Respect Despite some Indifference from the Money-Men and Critics.

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