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McCanick (2013)

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Set over the course of one day, a narcotics detective hunts for a seemingly harmless young criminal who knows a truth about the cop's past.

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Josh C. Waller

Writer:

Daniel Noah

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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Morse ... Eugene 'Mack' McCanick
Cory Monteith ... Simon Weeks
Mike Vogel ... Floyd Intrator
Rachel Nichols ... Amy Intrator
Ciarán Hinds ... Jerry Quinn
Tracie Thoms ... Alice
Trevor Morgan ... Louis
Aaron Yoo ... Carl
Mark Anthony Ashton ... Derek ('Fat F**k')
Kia Nguyen Kia Nguyen ... Gubb
Kevin Daniels ... Undercover Tanktop
Damian Wallace Damian Wallace ... Tracksuit
Nakia Dillard ... Short Guy
Franklin Ojeda Smith ... Julius
Daniel Vespa Daniel Vespa ... Ainsley
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Storyline

When narcotics detective Eugene 'Mack' McCanick discovers that a seemingly harmless young criminal, Simon Weeks, has been released from prison, it triggers a firestorm of paranoia and violence. Mack and his partner, Floyd, mercilessly hunt down Weeks for unknown reasons over the course of one long, hot day. The closer Mack gets to his prey, the more we understand that his frenzy stems from a truth from the past, which only Weeks can expose. The truth is revealed in the explosive finale, which culminates in a surprisingly emotional confrontation not just between McCanick and Weeks, but also between McCanick and himself.

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Let the punishment fit the crime. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some strong violence and brief drug content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Cory Monteith's final film before his sudden passing in July 2013. His scenes were filmed in October, 2012 while he was still shooting Glee (2009)'s fourth season. See more »

Quotes

Eugene 'Mack' McCanick: Look at them. Car full of fucking suburban soccer kids, I hate them.
Floyd Intrator: It's a ray of sunshine, aren't you? Anything else you don't hate?
Eugene 'Mack' McCanick: Jerry Lewis.
Floyd Intrator: That's random. Jerry Lewis?
Eugene 'Mack' McCanick: Jerry Lewis is not random.
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Connections

References The French Connection (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

DYING CITY
Written and performed by Jóhann Jóhannsson
(from the album "AND IN THE ENDLESS PAUSE THERE CAME THE SOUND OF BEES")
NTOV 2010 published by MUTE SONG
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Dark and deceitful cat and mouse game
3 July 2014 | by OJTSee all my reviews

David Morse is a messed up bad ass cop and self declaimed bad father with a shady character in this film, which is one of those which keeps you in the dark, and slowly unravels what it's all about. Slowly we learn both what is supposed to have happened, and what really has been happening, and who you are to trust. this is no action film, but a low character story.

David Morse and Corey Monteith is both playing well in this low budget independent film, which is filmed OK technically, but the storytelling, as in the manuscript doesn't help too much along the way in a film which could have been so much better with a more strict storytelling.

It's gloomy, dark and sad story, with a great gloomy soundtrack well suited for the story. It takes time for the story to unveil and take a grip on you, and when it does, it's almost to late. The film is a character study of a cop losing grip. Such a pity the story doesn't manage to build up the story in a better manner. It comes out an OK film, rated mediocre. a pity, since the acting work put into it deserves much more.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

МакКаник See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,929, 23 March 2014

Gross USA:

$2,572

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,572
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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