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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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Once a bad cop, always a bad cop.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Cal waits outside the club and sees 2 men and women go to their SUV there is a visable cameraman in the drivers seat in the white van behind (21:00 mins) See more »

Connections

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

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When I Open My Eyes
Written by Aaron Hendra
Performed by Aaron Hendra
Courtesy of Give Records Inc.
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Unexpected Finish
15 January 2013 | by johnboybluesSee all my reviews

When I started watching this film I was trying to figure out where it was going for the first hour. And with a film that approximately 1hr37mins that's pushing my limits on clarity (or as the politicians call it, transparency). On the other hand what fun would it be it we could figure out what was going to happen next (but I do like to know what's happening now).

All the actors do a good job. James Woods is always great and he maintains his standing in this film. Dorff is believable as the alcohol/drug abusing detective, although I don't know if many police departments would allow his attire, demeanor and foul odor to continue for very long. I like Walton Goggins in this although I don't think there was enough of him. That broad toothy smile of his is a trademark but we did not see any of that in this flick.

Even after the film discloses part of the overall plot and what you think is the missing piece there is still a finish that surprises. Otherwise, this would be a humdrum movie.

One concept that was used extensively were flashbacks, especially at the beginning, that left me confused about what the actual storyline was or which storyline I was suppose to follow. But I got past it and enjoyed the movie.

This film is worth a watch.


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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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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,061, 20 January 2013

Gross USA:

$1,463

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$255,080
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2.35 : 1
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