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City of Lies (2018)

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Russell Poole and Jack Jackson investigate the murders of rappers Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur.

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Brad Furman

Writers:

Randall Sullivan (based on the non-fiction book by), Christian Contreras (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Depp ... Russell Poole
Forest Whitaker ... Jack Jackson
Toby Huss ... Detective Fred Miller
Dayton Callie ... Lieutenant O'Shea
Neil Brown Jr. ... Rafael Perez
Louis Herthum ... City Attorney Stone
Shea Whigham ... Frank Lyga
Xander Berkeley ... Edwards
Shamier Anderson ... David Mack
Laurence Mason ... FBI Agent Dunton
Christian George Christian George ... Belsher
Michael Paré ... Detective Varney
Amin Joseph ... Kevin Gaines
Josh Hardwick Josh Hardwick ... Russell Poole Jr. (as Joshua M. Hardwick)
Glenn Plummer ... Psycho Mike
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Russell Poole and Jack Jackson investigate the murders of rappers Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur.

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The only thing more notorious than the crime was the cover-up. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, some violence and drug use | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Johnny Depp and Forest Whitaker previously appeared together in Platoon (1986). See more »

Goofs

You can see the crane, when Detective Poole walks around the gas station during the long take. See more »

Connections

References Columbo (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

""Hypnotize""
Written by Randy 'Badazz' Alpert (as Randy Badazz Alpert), Deric Angelettie (as Deric Michael Angelettie), Andy Armor (as Andy W. Armer), Sean 'Diddy' Combs (as Sean J. Combs), Ron Lawrence (as Ronald Lawrence) and The Notorious B.I.G. (as Christopher Wallace)
Performed by The Notorious B.I.G. (as Notorious B.I.G.)
Courtesy of Bad Boy Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Contains a sample of "Rise"
Written by Randy 'Badazz' Alpert (as Randy Badazz Alpert) and Andy Armor (as Andy W. Armer)
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Detailed Passion
9 February 2020 | by skelepietSee all my reviews

This Movie had some impact on me. The Movie actually mainly accounts to the Death of Notorious B.I.G.

Harsh in realism, but full of passion by 2 great actors.

Harsh from the beginning , to imagine LAPD Cops acting like Straight Up Ballers.

I know Depp and Whitaker could have done better, but still I give their Passion as actors a 10, I see in this Movie, they where both affected by this never solved (hi)story. The Movie can feel slow, but it's merely to show how this Detective got caught up in this corrupted murder puzzle. Also great acting from Shea Whigham ! Definitely...a Must See!


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

21 December 2018 (Lithuania) See more »

Also Known As:

City of Lies See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,619,671
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Dolby Digital

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