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The Seven Five (2014)

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Meet the dirtiest cop in NYC history. Michael Dowd stole money and dealt drugs while patrolling the streets of 80s Brooklyn.

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New York police officer, Michael Dowd, organizes a ring of corruption within the NYPD that spans from 1986-1992.

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Cast overview:
Mike Dowd ... Himself
Ken Eurell ... Himself
Walter Yurkiw Walter Yurkiw ... Himself
Chickie Chickie ... Himself
Dori Eurell Dori Eurell ... Herself
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Meet the dirtiest cop in New York City history. In the 1980s, Michael Dowd patrolled the mean streets of one of the toughest precincts in Brooklyn. He also headed a ruthless criminal network that stole money and drugs, ultimately resulting in the city's biggest ever corruption scandal. Written by Sundance Selects

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In 1980's Brooklyn, The Most Dangerous Gangsters Were New York City Cops.


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Rated R for pervasive language, some grisly crime scene images, and drug content | See all certifications »
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USA

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English

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8 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Precinct Seven Five See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$14,785, 10 May 2015, Limited Release

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$14,785, 10 May 2015
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All3Media America See more »
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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At 22 minutes, there's a check that shows the amount of $615.52, but the legal description written shows "six hundred dollars and fifty-two cents". The only amount that a bank could legally cash this check for would be $600.52. See more »

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Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)
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A wake up call - Sickening
29 July 2018 | by parkerrodneySee all my reviews

A Wake-up Call

The Seven Five is a documentary about corruption in the NYPD during the 1980s. A police precinct in the East New York Section of Brooklyn, the seven five is located in a notoriously dangerous section of the borough known for drug dealing and a gamut of other crimes. The film is a retrospective accounting by Police Officer Mike Dowd, and others, as they recount their corruption, criminal conduct and other out of control behaviors before getting caught and thrown in jail. What makes this film so riveting, is the candidness in which Dowd and other former officers talk about how they stole money from drug dealers, accepted bribes and established their own criminal enterprise within the NYPD. While the movie goer can appreciate gaining insight in the misconduct of NYPD police officers, we cannot help but feel violated by their conduct and betrayal of the public trust. The seven five is exhibit "A" as far as making the case against police recruitment trends - to recruit individuals from outside of the 5 boroughs to police the city dwellers.

What we learn from the Seven Five is that people in power and authority can abuse it to such an extent as they exploit and feed off the troubles and social ills of poor neighborhoods, and neighborhoods where they have little investment, other than a paycheck. However, what truly makes this movie compelling is that it provides insight into the minds and psychology of corrupt officers as they justify their actions in furtherance of personal gain. This movie should leave you sick to your stomach as you come to terms with your own ignorance of the subject at hand and extrapolate the full extent of possible outcomes with every police interaction. Dowd may no longer be a police officer stalking the streets of NYC, but rest assured corruption exists in many police departments, and the potential for corruption exists in all.


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