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War on Everyone (2016)

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Two corrupt cops set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. Events, however, are complicated by the arrival of someone who appears to be even more dangerous than they are.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexander Skarsgård ... Terry Monroe
Michael Peña ... Bob Bolaño
Theo James ... Lord James Mangan
Tessa Thompson ... Jackie Hollis
Caleb Landry Jones ... Russell Birdwell
Stephanie Sigman ... Delores Bolaño
David Wilmot ... Pádraic Power
Malcolm Barrett ... Reggie X
Paul Reiser ... Lt. Gerry Stanton
Zion Rain Leyba Zion Rain Leyba ... Danny Reynard (as Zion Leyba)
Antonio Valdez Jr. Antonio Valdez Jr. ... César (as Antonio Valdez)
Gabriel Isaiah Abeyta ... Lil' Bob (as Gabriel Abeyta)
Rebekah Wiggins ... Mrs. Reynard
Geoffrey Pomeroy ... Jimmy Harris
Keith Jardine ... Barry Webb
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Storyline

Bob Bolano and Terry Monroe are two crooked Albuquerque PD detectives. They tend to hustle criminals but their methods have landed them in hot water with their boss, and they are on their last warning. They get wind of a heist and decide to muscle in on the action, robbing the perpetrators. Unfortunately for them, the mastermind of the heist is someone out of their league, someone they would do well to fear. Written by grantss

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Bad cop. Worse cop. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for violence, sexuality/nudity, drug use and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

3 February 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$698,036
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Peña character's name Bob Bolaño, is a wink to a Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño. See more »

Goofs

As he is walking across the street, Bob pulls out his pistol and racks the slide. This would either eject the round in the chamber, which it does not appear to do, or load a cartridge. In any case, a police officer would always carry his firearm loaded, and would never need to do such a thing. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bob Bolaño: I've always wondered if you hit a mime, does he make a sound?
Terry Monroe: [mime thuds and rolls over their car] Well, now you know.
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Connections

References The Blue Lagoon (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

By the Time I Get to Phoenix
Written by Jimmy Webb
Performed by Glen Campbell
Published by EMI Music Publishing Limited/Sosaha Music Inc and BMG Rights Management UK Ltd., a BMG Company © 1965
Used with permission. All Rights reserved.
Courtesy of Capitol Nashville (US)
Under licence from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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A weird modern tribute/homage/caricature of 70's cop fiction
6 February 2017 | by nanstampsSee all my reviews

I really liked War On Everyone, to me it was an alternate reality made through the trope of American cop movies and TV from the 70's. Not the real 70's but the film fiction of the 1970's but with the movie actually set in modern times.

I also noticed the viewer has to pay attention or you will miss the connection of each scene to the next (no checking your cell phone). War On Everyone is a tightly woven film where a homage to 70's film/TV style might be too obscure for anyone under 50 or someone who never watched old 70's cop stuff. The movie probably needed some objective editing from someone besides the writer/director.

I'm 54 and I thought War On Everyone was very funny. :-) I have a tomboy mom who took me to every car chase movie that came out in the 70's - R rated included - and her favorite TV shows (that me and my brother were 'forced' to watch) were Mannix, Dragnet, and Adam 12. I loved Starsky and Hutch 1975 (Huggy Bear reference in WOE). It probably helped me like the movie.

The movie does not pull it's punches in swearing, offensive racial slurs, and bawdy humor but it strangely passes the Bechdel test when the two main female characters have a scene where they talk to each other about their travels.

War On Everyone is movie where everyone has their faults but seems to ask the questions, "Does societies definition of right and wrong mean anything, are there acceptable degrees of wrongness and is there a line that even "bad" people won't cross?"


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