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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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The truth has stayed buried for over seven years. But now-this day-the reckoning will come. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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: I hate pawnshops. They're the unwiped assholes of commerce.
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Connections

References The French Connection (1971) See more »

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SLOW CLIMB
Music by 'JEWELBEAT.COM'
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Messy Story
23 February 2019 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Philadelphia, on the day of the fifty-ninth anniversary of Detective Eugene 'Mack' McCanick (David Morse), he learns that Simon Weeks (Cory Monteith) has been released. Captain Jerry Quinn (Ciarán Hinds) asks Mack to forget Simon Weeks, but Mack lures his partner Floyd Intrator (Mike Vogel) to chase Weeks with tragic consequences. In flashbacks, the relationship between Mack and Weeks is disclosed.

"McCanick" is a crime-drama with a messy story. The good thing is to see the underrated David Morse in a lead role and the young and promising Cory Monteith in his last work. Unfortunately the screenplay is not clear and the viewer ends the film without understanding the reason of the hatred of Mack for Weeks. The conclusion is also deceptive. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): "Obsessão Perigosa" ("Dangerous Obsession")


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

McCanick 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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